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New Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom says he wants better co-operation between his department and that of home affairs than he had in his first, "rudely interrupted", term as tourism minister. Hanekom was fired by then-president Jacob Zuma after proposing a motion of no confidence in him at a meeting of the ANC's national executive committee. Malusi Gigaba wreaked havoc on the tourism industry when he was minister of home affairs by requiring unabridged birth certificates from tourists. He and Hanekom collided head-on over the issue. Now they're both back. Gigaba's destructive visa requirements are still in place, and tourists wanting to visit South Africa are still being turned back at airports because they don't comply. Hanekom says dealing with the issue will be a "priority matter" for him. He hopes Gigaba's short term as finance minister has given him more insight into the damage such measures inflict on the economy. "He probably has a better understanding of the importance of ...

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