Gigaba reports 3.78% increase in travellers over festive season

Malusi Gigaba has announced a nearly 4% increase in the number of people who moved through the ports of entry over the festive season.

FILE: Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced a nearly 4% increase in the number of people who moved through the ports of entry over the festive season.

Gigaba has given feedback on the traveller statistics at a briefing in Pretoria.

The minister says the period under review started on 9 December and ended on 14 January.

“Movements recorded at ports of entry nationally amounted to a total of 5.5 million travellers. This marks an increase of 3.78%.”

He says most of the travellers were from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region but included international tourists.

“The top 10 nationalities that arrived in South Africa for this period were from Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, United Kingdom, United States of America, Namibia, Germany and Zambia.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)