ANC opposes Afriforum and Solidarity court challenge on Tourism Relief interventions on COVID-19 Tourism Relief

27 April 2020

The ANC Study Group on Tourism fully welcomes the intervention by the Minister of Tourism on the Tourism Relief Fund aimed at assisting tourism entrepreneurs affected by Covid-19, although the amounts allocated are clearly insufficient to assist everyone in the sector.

We have learnt with shock and extreme dismay that both AfriForum and Solidarity have decided to approach the court to challenge the official government policy of BBBEE. It is our view that both the AfriForum and Solidarity are confirming to us that the struggle to deal with injustices of the past as reflected in the Constitution of the Republic is far from being achieved.

The triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment affect South Africans in general and Africans in particular. It is therefore important that transformation in the Tourism sector must actually be intensified more than ever before.

Organizations such as AfriForum and Solidarity must be exposed for what they are because clearly, they still crave for policies that disadvantage blacks in general. As the ANC, we call upon both organizations to withdraw the case against BBBEE and rather engage with the department on their concerns.

Issued by the Chairperson of the Study Group on Tourism, Comrade Supra Mahumapelo


Nomfanelo Kota
Acting Caucus Spokesperson