Gigaba silences doomsayers after 5.3% boost in recent tourism statistics

Minister Gigaba has asked negative talk around the possible shrinking of SA's tourism sector to stop after revealing statistics indicating positive growth for the industry.

702's Xolani Gwala on Tuesday spoke to EWN reporter Dineo Bendile regarding the controversial issue.

Listen to the interview below:

The minister announced a 7.6% increase in the number of foreign tourists who are entering South Africa's borders.

Dineo Bendile, EWN reporter

He [Minister Gigaba] said it shows that South Africa is still a viable tourist destination so he's called all negative talk about South Africa's tourism sector to come to an end.

Dineo Bendile, EWN reporter

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