Satsa ‘ready to help’ visa regulation task team

An inter-ministerial task team will look at and review newly implemented visa regulations by Home Affairs.

Home Affairs Director General holds up a sample of an SA unabridged birth certificate, Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Southern African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) said its standing ready to help Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's inter-ministerial task team that's now going to investigate the impact of the new visa regulations.

On Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma announced the team will look at what government said is the unintended consequences of the rules that require children traveling here to have their unabridged birth certificates.

Zuma said this is going to be a wide-ranging committee.

Association head David Frost said they're ready to help in any way possible.

Two weeks ago Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom said the new regulations were severely damaging the tourism industry.