Cape Town – The departments of home affairs and tourism have finally announced that the controversial visa laws – which required all minors travelling to or going out of SA to have an unabridged birth certificate – will be scrapped in favour of an updated passport for minors with printed details of both parents.

Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni, addressed media on Friday to relay the progress made since the announcement of the amendment programme outlined by the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC)at the end of October last t year.

Despite much upheaval from the tourism industry about the DHA taking the full three months allowed to the department in order to put the IMC changes into effect, Apleni said at the briefing,  “We are indeed on course”.
DHA scraps unabridged birth certificate rule