One of the 6 biggest announcements from Ramaphosa’s new stimulus package concerns the new visa rules

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced new measures to reignite growth, stimulate economic recovery and secure confidence in sectors affected by regulatory uncertainty and inconsistency.

New visa rules

Ramaphosa confirmed that the department of home affairs is working on a number of visa-related reforms which will make it easier for tourists, business people and academics to come to South Africa.

The reforms include amendments to the regulations applying to foreign minors traveling to South Africa, which is expected to be gazetted in October.

Negotiations on visa waivers and relaxation of visa requirements for certain countries are also being finalized, while an e-visa pilot is set to begin in the coming months.

Ramaphosa added that home affairs would also revise the current requirements for specialist and critical skills visas.

Source: BusinessTech News