Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Home Affairs, announced the new visa requirements at the Budget Vote on Wednesday morning.
This follows after Stats SA’s data showed that the amount of visitors travelling from New Zealand to South Africa dropped by 11% between 2017 and 2018. The decline continued into 2019.
Visa changes to boost tourism and economic growth
Motsoaledi explained that the core mandate of the Department of Home Affairs is to issue identification; and to contribute “significantly to economic growth. He continued: