Tourism Amendment Bill

5360 active citizens in this campaign, so far

The Department of Tourism has published the Tourism Amendment Bill and is asking for your comment in shaping this policy.

If you’re an Airbnb host you might be prevented from renting out your property for as long as you like. If you are a guest/potential guest you might face increased costs and limited choice.

Important to note; this is not a petition but is a legally protected policy-shaping process mandated under the SA Constitution. Your comment is immediately sent as a unique email to the designated government representative and must, by law, be acknowledged and considered. Had this been a petition, all comments would be seen as a single collective submission.

By using DearSA’s service you ensure an accurate record is held by civil society (on DearSA’s encrypted database) so government cannot dispute participation facts or figures. This process forms a solid foundation for a legal case should the necessity arise.

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I'm an Airbnb hostI am/was/will be an Airbnb guestNeither, I'm a concerned member of the public

Do you support the Tourism Amendment Bill? (see summary)
Yes I doNo I do notNot fully

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Michael
No I do not
As government continues to try and strangle private enterprise and business to manipulate and control they are actually depriving the very citizens they took an oath to protect as free citizens of a free society to prosper and create jobs which we desperately need.
As the government squanders the tax and resources it has they seek other avenues from which to plunder.
The government does not own SA. It has been entrusted with the task of protecting and administrating the welfare of this nation.
It is sad that elected officials are not required to have some sort of basic qualification or ability to hold a position of integrity and authority in the country through which basic common sense would hopefully prevail and decisions or actions would reflect some moral values.
Thokozani
No I do not
We have been using expensive hotels and lodges from SA tourism accredited places for far too long, with some trapping ya for years with expensive timeshare and limiting local people to enjoy tourism in SA, the introduction of tech is so that it improves lives and that is what Airbnb is doing, giving everyone a chance to enjoy traveling and lodging. To compete the old guys must lower their prices and offer specials instead of trying to deny the power of tech to change lives and save us time and money. Let Airbnb be! Do not regulate it PLEASE!
Kim
No I do not
As a property owner, it is not lawful to be prevented from earning an income from the very property that I have bought and maintained, at my own expense.
NICHOLAS
No I do not
We will be forced to pay more and for our holidays and work stays and it will drive the unenployment rate up even further as many international guest (like some of my friends) were delighted with their stays in REAL South African townships while experiencing our country. This is BIG BROTHER interfering again and bowing to the pressures from big business. Let the entrepreneurial spirit flourish !
Pamela
No I do not
The government is simply trying to protect the hotel industry and not support entrepeneurs who are trying to make a living and offer a service to the tourism industry.
Competition is a good thing and can only assist in increasing satisfied tourists who come to spend their foreign currency here.

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