Today's Big Stories

Mantashe: 'If laws are harmful, they must be revisited'

A comment in yesterday’s Business Times by ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe, that the ANC could change the Immigration Act because of the impact that the new visa regulations are having on the tourism industry.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Mantashe and asked if there was a plan to on change the Immigration Act. Mantashe said that he felt that the laws were necessary because of their contribution to national security yet if they reflect negatively they should be revisited.

He adds that the is opposed to the way that the matter has been dealt with - in public. He was referring to the public spat that ensued last week between Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom and Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba.

If people have issues, they must raise them properly, not in the media or send angry messages in public

Gwede Mantashe, ANC Secretary-General

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Mantashe: 'If laws are harmful, they must be revisited'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

What could be alternatives to Visa regulations?

What could be alternatives to Visa regulations?

Minister Derek Hanekom and Minister Gigaba seem to be at loggerheads about the impact of the Visa regulations on Tourism.

Tourists to SA no longer need unabriged birth certificates for children - Gigaba

Tourists to SA no longer need unabriged birth certificates for children - Gigaba

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced travellers no longer require unabridged birth certificates for their children.

Popular articles
'Minnie understood he might become a target'

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

Marianne Thamm wrote the forward to 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' and worked with Mark Minnie in editing the controversial book.

Corruption allegations to be investigated in the state attorney's office

Corruption allegations to be investigated in the state attorney's office

There have been allegations of state attorneys deliberately colluding with private lawyers to defraud the state.

[WATCH] Dad dresses up as a mom so his sons don't feel left out on Mother's Day

[WATCH] Dad dresses up as a mom so his sons don't feel left out on Mother's Day

Khabazela shares Facebook posts, YouTube videos that have gone viral including one with the smartest dogs.

Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

Former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana says he didn't know the payout he received was a golden handshake.

President Ramaphosa to appoint acting NDPP from within  NPA

President Ramaphosa to appoint acting NDPP from within NPA

According to his spokesperson, the President is directed by the NPA Act to appoint the acting director from the ranks of the NPA

[READ] Owner of CPT's YogaZone responds to racial claims made by yoga instructor

[READ] Owner of CPT's YogaZone responds to racial claims made by yoga instructor

Africa chats to the owner of YogaZone after a yoga teacher called in to speak about the racism she experienced from a co-worker.

How Tracey Chambers is helping unemployed moms become entrepreneurs

How Tracey Chambers is helping unemployed moms become entrepreneurs

The Clothing Bank gives women access to discounted merchandise and 500 hours of training in money management and business skills.