EDITORIAL: What ‘relief’? Government chokes tourism
Race-based funding isn’t even the problem right now; Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane’s officials are throttling companies indiscriminately
Last week Federica Aletti, who runs Shikwaru Adventures, finally got the e-mail she’d been waiting for from the "tourism relief fund". For nine years, she and her husband had been running private tours, ranging from cycle tours around Soweto to trips to Victoria Falls. With her ability to speak Spanish and French, the tours had been a hit with foreign tourists.
Then Covid-19 hit, and the government froze everything — including flights and all tourism...