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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.
Sonia
No I do not
My Airbnb supplements my teacher's salary. I host a lot of international students who require affordable, short-term stays and Airbnb provides this service for them. The government needs to realise that if they target Airbnb, we will just find other ways to rent out our properties.
Samantha
No I do not
Please do not affect our economy badly like this. Just as we had the problem with home affairs birth certificates, and we had to cancel that. But the cost was already incurred! Focus on other more critical stuff!
Nosipho
No I do not
It honestly is a free market as with transport and others. Citizens are adding value by creating jobs and promoting tourism because now more people can afford to have longer stays in SA,particularly in Cpt.
Pieter
No I do not
Government cannot tell the public what they can, and what they can`t do with their private property!! They must rather concentrate on fighting and eradicating corruption in government!!
Amanda
No I do not
You are trying to choke entrepreneur s of South Africa. Shame on you. How will people ever get the feeling of the real South Africa if they cannot visit townships and farms and inner cities.
Jan
No I do not
Hotels are to expensive - if this bill is approved it takes away holidays from a lot of people. Why should people be told for what price they could rent out. Hotel and this is totally two different markets.
Telri
No I do not
Airbnb can not cost similar to hotels, it will prevent a lot of people from accessing affordable places to stay while traveling.
Steven
No I do not
My Airbnb property will employ staff who are most often breadwinners.
I believe running an Airbnb will boost the economy through tourism.

As an guest I always chose Airbnb over hotels because of the unique experience of meeting locals, learning about the local culture and lifestyles of ordinary people.
Mbali Sithembiso
Yes I do
I'm starting a Airbnb little falls in Roodepoort
Maria
No I do not
Government is doing the wrong things at the wrong time. If a business is doing well why change the format. Hotels are already so expensive and B&B’s has been a excellent option.... PLEASE law makers..!!
Pieter
No I do not
Just to put it into a nutshell:The corrupt government want to make money out of a LEGAL and FUNCTIONAL organisation which are INTERNATIONAL and not a puppet government linked to the illuminati trying to run the global community.This bill will only criminalise a legitimate business and income for poor(and rich) people in all communities.Remember that Air BNB's are all over Soweto,Khayelitsha and other poorer communities as well as the so called "affluent" communities.
Nobody respects this government and it's communist laws anyhow,so why will this restrictive bill be treated by the masses in any case?Easy answer...WITH CONTEMPT.Let the police concentrate on issues which makes our country poorer,like violent crime.
At least AirBNB brings in foreign tourism and currency which we so desperately need to lift us out of junk status.
This Bill is just anothert piece of that JUNK!
Pieter
No I do not
Just to put it into a nutshell:The corrupt government want to make money out of a LEGAL and FUNCTIONAL organisation which are INTERNATIONAL and not a puppet government linked to the illuminati trying to run the global community.This bill will only criminalise a legitimate business and income for poor(and rich) people in all communities.Remember that Air BNB's are all over Soweto,Khayelitsha and other poorer communities as well as the so called "affluent" communities.
Nobody respects this government and it's communist laws anyhow,so why will this restrictive bill be treated by the masses in any case?Easy answer...WITH CONTEMPT.Let the police concentrate on issues which makes our country poorer,like violent crime.
At least AirBNB brings in foreign tourism and currency which we so desperately need to lift us out of junk status.
This Bill is just anothert piece of that JUNK!
Agnes
No I do not
As South Africans we are already struggling to find jobs and provide for our families and the money we get from our airbnbs is assisting us, so taking it away means more nyaopes, abuse,unemployment and depression
Monique
No I do not
Airbnb is great opportunity for people to create employment and empower themselves. I believe everyone had their place in the sun and business needs to either adapt or die. They promote local businesses and tourism.
Monique
No I do not
our economy as is is in a terrible state. people have found a way to keep their heads above water and survive.
these people have been able to create a place for other people to stay who have allergies and dietary restriction which south African hotels are pathetic at catering for. Airbnb hosts go out of their way to be polite and have a happy guest who will return. south African hotels over charge for pathetic service and amenities. how are local south African citizens supposed to afford a hotel if they charge international rates? airbnb hosts do not milk their fees, 'they read the room', they feed the economy! if airbnb is controlled fewer people will use it, fewer restaurants will see guests, it will have a domino effect on other businesses yet the hotels will still be empty as they need to change their attitudes, pricing and services amongst many other narrow minded issues.
Kristien
No I do not
Ah. The cANCer twats at it again. Trying to break something that works so they can use the regulation to line their pockets. At the same time chasing tourists away, again. Go do some real good in the world and disband your party. Now there's a great idea to save SA.
Sven
No I do not
Airbnb rental properties provide a massive boost to the economies of the areas in which they are situated. Our property in Cape Town CBD has attracted visitors from around the world, amongst them many academics, delegates and business people, who have all engaged with, and invested in, the local culture and economy in a way which may not have been possible had they stayed in a regular hotel. These desirable guests may not even have made their trip to South Africa had the only option been staying in a hotel - many of them visit for a period of time that makes a hotel stay unaffordable. Many of these guests have left South Africa with a very positive impression of the country, and with the intent to revisit. Short-term rental properties, on platforms such as Airbnb, provide a complimentary, rather than conflicting service to mainstream hotels. There was a governing misstep made with SA visa regulations, that lead to a significant fall in visitors to the country and loss to the economy. It would be awful to compound that loss with the over-regulation of short-term rental properties.
Tyrone
No I do not
I recently moved to SA (last month) after growing up aboard for the past 21 years. I have moved here with my girlfriend in hopes to run an airbnb full time (100% income source). This brings taxes and spending for SA, but with the proposed bill, the ability to do this is greatly diminished, and I may have to look at pursuing this outside of SA. Other people are in the same boat as me. This will negatively impact SAs tourism, its revenue earned from both guests and hosts through taxes and spending in SA. This bill does not seem to benefit any host. Also, I live in Jeffreys Bay where there are little to no hotels/motels, all vacation rentals are through websites such as airbnb. This would completely destroy the tourism in Jeffreys Bay, one of the most popular beach towns in South Africa. This bill is bad for tourism, and therefore should not be amended.
Dean
No I do not
Ah. The cANCer twats at it again. Trying to break something that works so they can use the regulation to line their pockets. At the same time chasing tourists away, again. Go do some real good in the world and disband your party. Now there's a great idea to save SA.
Daniel
No I do not
The government should not intevere with our private property & business, the tourism bill is an attack on our personal freedom and the free market. It also hinders us from making a living & it does not encourage tourists to visit our country so these tourisit will spend their money in other countries with less regulations.