Tourist safety is a big issue - Derek Hanekom

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom says one of the factors that impacted the number of tourists in 2017 was the Cape Town drought.

He says that with the drought being over, the Department has to look at how to deal with visa regulations and the safety of tourists.

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The issue of tourists safety is a big matter.

Derek Hanekom, Tourism Minister

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Derek Hanekom, Tourism Minister

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The theme for the South Africa Investment Conference is “Accelerating Growth by Building Partnerships”.

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