Beach closures to affect tourism, says Tourism Council

JOHANNESBURG – It may feel like Christmas has been cancelled for some tourists after the latest announcement from President

He’s confirmed that many beaches will be closed during the festive season.

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa says it will have a devastating impact on the tourism industry. 

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“We need to be reminded that when people travel, part of the experience is going to the beach,” says CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa.

The council, however, says they understand where the government stands in terms of the pandemic.

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