The increase in service delivery protests leading up to the the 2016 local government elections could affect the tourism industry.
In recent months, service delivery protests across South Africa have seen protesters burn schools in Vuwani, community members being killed due to hightened political factions in Kwa-Zulu Natal and destruction of property bringing Tshwane to a standstill.
702's John Robbie spoke to Tshwane University of Technology tourism lecturer, Unathi Henama, about the matter.
Listen to the interview below:
The violence that happened in the City of Tshwane had a detrimental impact on tourism... People look at Tshwane and think to rather go to Joburg or Cape Town.— Unathi Henama, TUT tourisn lecturer
If you look at the World Economic Forum Tourism Competitiveness Report, South Africa is always ranked low because our safety and security is very low.— Unathi Henama, TUT tourism lecturer