Gigaba: New visa regulations won't hurt economy

The Home Affairs Minister is adamant that new visa regulations won’t impact the economy negatively.

Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is adamant new contentious visa regulations won't have a negative impact on the economy.

Gigaba met with the Western Cape Legislature's Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture on Tuesday, to discuss the matter.

He says the new visa regulations will be implemented in its current form.

"People should just comply with it like how we comply with similar regulations when it's implemented in other countries."

The minister says the only aspect of the regulations that won't be implemented at this stage is the one dealing with the unabridged birth certificates for children.

But the Western Cape government is not convinced its economy will not be affected by the regulations, especially in relation to tourism and the film industry.

To view the new regulations, click here.