SA To Introduce Special Visas For World Cup

She made the announcement during a media briefing in Parliament ahead of her department’s budget vote.

Dlamini-Zuma says the arrangements include special lines at the country’s ports of entry as well as free events visas: “During the 2010 we will have very special lanes for people who will be coming for the World Cup so that they do not have  to wait for too long to gain entry. For those countries that need visas for the people who are coming for the 2010 – we will be giving them special free event visas if they have tickets for the World Cup.”

Speaking at the same briefing deputy Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said the department would spend R15 million to create public awareness programmes on the protection of children during the FIFA World Cup. He says the recently-passed Films and Publications Amendment Act which makes the use of child pornography a crime, will be fully implemented. SABC News