Travelling to South Africa
Child Visa Checklist App has been designed to help travellers to and from South Africa
understand the new child visa requirements, and ease them through the regulations. In three
clicks it covers all the possible scenarios to get tourists on their way quickly and easily.
Three awards were handed to South African Airways at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards.
For the 13th year, the airline was named the Best Airline in Africa. Its staff got the thumbs up,
too. Skytrax awards are the direct result of customer satisfaction surveys.
The annual sardine run up the coast of KwaZulu-Natal is a spectacular event bringing visitors to
the coast. But scientists are concerned the shoal is becoming less predictable. They are
gathering data to try to pressure the authorities into giving the fish more protection.
A new law has come into effect that requires unabridged birth certificates and other
documentation for children under the age of 18 when visiting or leaving South Africa. The
government says the move is to curb child trafficking, but there are concerns it will affect
There have been some challenges and new visa rules need to be taken on board, but the World
Travel and Tourism Council expects the sector to expand this year well above the 2% growth
predicted for the broader economy. Employment levels are also expected to rise.
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