By Gbeleyi Abayomi
South Africa has granted free visa right to Ghana and 6 other countries this was contained in a statement by the Home affairs minister, Aaron Motsoaledi who said the move is made to improved employment through energized tourism.
According to the minister, his office with go into talks with the countries to see how the visa-free regime will work, adding that some “homework” still needs to be carried out in some other countries.
The countries where the homework will be done are Nigeria, China, and India with the number of people who process in those countries doubled. “While we are busy tackling the matter of the three countries, we shall this financial year increase two and a half times the number of people who work for Home Affairs to process visas in both China and India.
We shall double the number of people who process visas to our country in Nigeria,” he said. Speaking to BusinessTech, the department’s spokesman said that the visa right only applies to inbound visa (visiting South Africa), and that outbound visas (South Africans visiting listed countries) do not apply and will need to be negotiated. It should be noted that South Africans can visit 99 counties around the world with visa or visa-on-agreement basis.