The Department of Home Affairs has announced that visitors from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand will no longer require a visa to visit for holiday, conferencing and business purposes.
Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi tells Clement Manyathela that they do not always follow the reciprocal principle with countries when they offer visa-free status.
When you give a visa you look at four issues. The security of the state, the developmental needs of the country, international conventions and the constitutions and laws of the country.— Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister - Department of Home Affairs
Qatar has reciprocated, we can also travel visa-free.— Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister - Department of Home Affairs
Saudi Arabia has a worldwide problem of Mecca, which is visited by all Muslims once a year.— Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister - Department of Home Affairs
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This article first appeared on 702 : SA announces visa waivers for four counties