Staff Reporter – The Zimbabwe Daily

Johannesburg, South Africa – At least 440 000 people could lose their jobs in South Africa’s tourism industry if necessary renditions are not made.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the hospitality industry has had to operate in a miniature manner.

“We understand the economic impact the current  COVID-19 lockdown regulations are having on the sector but the risk adjustment procedure is informed by the Ministry of Health.  Places that accommodate leisure tourism should remain closed,” said the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fish Mahlalela.

Under the current COVID-19 lockdown regulations, hotels, lodges and guest houses are allowed to only accommodate clients who are on a business trip.

However, this has left many  in awe. With the surge of COVID-19 cases the chances of leisure tourism being allowed to operate are in the doldrums.