Saturday, July 10, 2010

Foreign Visitors Top 1 Million Mark During World Cup

More than a million foreign visitors have come to South Africa during the World Cup period, according to figures from the Home Affairs department.

The Movement Control System (MCS), which was launched by Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and linked to Sars and law enforcement agencies, had enabled the country to monitor movements of persons entering the country, particularly during the period leading up to and during the various phases of the World Cup.

In that regard, the MCS recorded a total number of foreigners visiting the country from June 1 to July 1 as 1 020 321 compared to 819 495 for the same period in 2009. This represented an increase of 200 826 or 25%.

1 million tourists enter SA
Sport 24
July 4, 2010