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Time to take Home Affairs to court, says Satsa

Source: Tourism Update, 23/11/2016

Satsa CEO, David Frost will urge that the issue of the unabridged birth certificate requirement be taken to court, at the upcoming TBCSA board meeting.

Satsa will take up the issue of unabridged birth certificates at the upcoming Tourism Business Council of South Africa board meeting on December 6 and and will urge that the matter be taken to court.

"It is my considered opinion that the only way we will actually get the truth to be considered on the issue of unabridged birth certificates is in a court of law," said David Frost, Satsa CEO, in a newsletter to the trade. Frost previously told Tourism Update that the association had already sought an opinion from senior legal counsel on the matter.

Frost said Satsa had met with the Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, together with senior leaders from the industry, and had come up with a number of solutions on the issue of congestion at OR Tambo International Airport.

He added that attempts to meet with the Department of Home Affairs to table these issues had been met with contempt and said "the plight of visitors to our country continues to be disregarded".


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