The tourism sector in Gauteng is feeling the brunt from the recent violence and looting of businesses in the province.
In its bid to further strengthen tourism ties with China, South Africa held a conference to promote artistic and cultural exchanges in Pretoria. The conference was also attended by delegates from Lesotho, strengthening cultural and tourism ties.
There are concerns that the current violence in which foreign nationals and their businesses are being targeted will negatively affect South Africa’s tourism sector.
A call for a harmonious living is being made by the Mpumalanga provincial tourism department, following weeks of unrest and the looting of shops owned by foreign nationals in areas around Gauteng.