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jeannot
No I do not
Air B&B, just like Uber, have arisen due to an opening and market niche. they make a valued contribution to the economy in the form of tax, they provide an alternative to big hotels, they provide income for citizens where jobs are scarce.

it is innovative solution to many ills.

find a way to rather regulate so that tax is being paid. do not stiffle the 'goose that lays the golden egg'. this is stupidity.
Hemel
No I do not
Working in an industry that is suffering due to poor regulation, I whole-heartedly see the value of regulation and how it can create better outcomes that markets alone cannot create. However I also know how hard it is to fix poor legislation once it has been passed. This bill has the potential to cause harm if not handled properly, and I cannot trust our government to be competent and responsible. So, no.
Garth
No I do not
It is not right that government want to interfere with the livelihoods of Airbnbs
Jacqualine
No I do not
In an economy where people are struggling to make a living, air bnb is an excellent opportunity for private people to supplement their income to survive.
What is the reason for this absolute nonsense!!!
Who gains what???
Stanley
No I do not
This too is written Without Prejudice - The South African Government Must Stop interfering in the Private Tourist Industry. I believe that this attempted,"Tourism Amendment Bill", is Nothing more than "regulation" of AirBnB which is coupled in an attempt by the BDS campaigners to Isolate Israel and will be construed as Anti-Semitic - Shame on you SA government ! If you changed your diplomatic stance on Israel, things would go much better for the SA gov and South Africa - Bottom Line is this -Stay out of the Private Tourist Industry which is very well regulated already (everything that the current SA gov touches gets messed up) If the SA gov is so concerned about the well being of tourists, Improve policing country wide, tackle crime, farm murders , so called "protests" which are criminals hiding behind said "protests" to Loot, Murder and Burn !
Martin
No I do not
This law won't protect the clients at Airbnb, nor will it protect the South African citizens that run their own Airbnb. Airbnb already has a system that protects its guests. If someone runs a bad Airbnb, the ratings will reflect this, which means that they will stop doing business.

This shouldn't be regulated by the national government. This should be left to the provinces to decide for themselves, and ideally for the municipalities to decide for themselves. National government doesn't need to decide how to regulate differently in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg - these cities can decide for themselves.
Stefan
Yes I do
AirBnB needs to be regulated, not banned , they need to be reasoned as business, taxed as business, pay VAT and all other costs incurred by general accomodation owners, this levels the playing field and is the fair way of operating
Vicky
No I do not
Does the government want to come regulate when I go to the toilet? Regulations like these suck the life out of small businesses- we need to give the little guy a chance- it’s also going to hamper tourism. The system is not broken- so don’t try to fix it.
Andre
No I do not
Airbnb is a very effective self regulating system that has proven itself globally. It does not need any further regulation. This will only serve to stifle a thriving tourist resource and discourage entrepreneurship. 

In general hosts offer a high quality service that surpasses formal establishments in value, personal attention and value. 

To further regulate airbnb would be tantamount to protecting complacent players in the industry and limiting the variety of accommodation and event offerings
Government caused extensive damage to this industry and should now refrain further meddling as existing employees may also become unemployed.

Neil
No I do not
There is enough red tape in South African to do business and earn a living. You are hindering economic processes and the free market system and have poor implementation and track record of monitoring most processes. All you will do is mess up a working tourism generating model for South Africa. Don't let this be another child Visa and Visa office mess that cost the country Billions in lost revenue.

Alison
No I do not
We need tourism to bring foreign income and create jobs. As Airbnb hosts we are constantly battling external forces...drought, electicity outages, crime...all those negative aspects that prevent tourists visiting our beautiful country.

Bookings are horribly down this year already after a poor year last year.

And instead of supporting us, now the government wants to make it even more difficult to provide varied accommodation that will bring in the maximum number of tourists to boost our economy.

It is totally against whst our president promised at his inaugural speech, to focus on boosting tourism in all sectors.

Stop this bill now!
Craig
No I do not
What some one dose with there private property as long as it does not hurt or endanger someone or needlessly and vindictively harass someone , is no ones Business.

the ANC run government has already done high damage to the tourism industry.
Rob
Not fully
Airbnb is a very effective self regulating system that has proven itself globally. It does not need any further regulation. This will only serve to stifle a thriving tourist resource and discourage entrepreneurship.

In general hosts offer a high quality service that surpasses formal establishments in value, personal attention and value.

To further regulate airbnb would be tantamount to protecting complacent players in the industry and limiting the variety of accommodation and event offerings. If I am to have to jump through bureaucratic hoops, fill in forms, stand in queues and be inspected by potentially corrupt officials I will close my establishment.
Rick
No I do not
More regulation means higher costs and less efficiency.
Daphne
Yes I do
We live in a complex of 9 homes, facing onto a common area with a swimming pool at the one end.
One of the houses was rented out as an Airbnb - - none of the other 8 owners was informed of this situation and presumed that family/friends were in the house as housesitters.
THE ISSUE THAT AROSE: We were all fully exposed to the folk living in the house as they had the freedom to move around he common area and use the pool. Our house doors that face onto the common area are usually open. The small family plus dogs were pleasant and well behaved, BUT for future reference, we need ti be assured that tenants have been "vetted", that they are made aware of the responsibilities of communal living, that they are aware how vulnerable we are should gates to the roadways be left open. One external gate left open would allow someone with bad intentions to have access to 9 houses.
Wayne
No I do not
It creates an unlevel playing field and serves to protects big with big capital.

It is not aligned to promoting entrepreneurship and small business.
Pam
No I do not
I think that Airbnb is a huge plus in our country and many of us stand to lose our jobs should this Bill be passed. Not only our own jobs as hosts, but also hundreds of others who are employed as a result of this particular hosting platform.
Airbnb has enriched the lives of people travelling to our beautiful country in inneasurable ways.
Grant
No I do not
By doing AirBnB I provide work for 2 Staff Members (who would be unemployed if they didn't work for me) and hosting gets visitors to South Africa who boost the economy by spending money here during their stay.

It also inhibits business and will impact on AirBnB Hosting.

The accommodation market is already bad and this will have a further negative impact.
David
No I do not
Impacts on AirB&B hosting
Karl
No I do not
It inhibits business
Eugenie
No I do not
Airbnb gives me a personal choice of what I would like to experience in the type of accommodation, the length of stay, negotiating the rental fee, and personal attention I want.
As for a private income, it is a much needed supplement to. the already financially stressed citizens in S.A.
Llewellyn
No I do not
Airbnb provides a cost effective way of connecting supply (home owners willing to rent out their properties) and demand (consumers looking for short term rental). Airbnb is beneficial to both the people renting out properties as they generate more income and to the people renting as they rent at competitive rates. Government has no right or purpose in interfering with market forces that are beneficial to all parties.
Alison
No I do not
It is the only affordable way that I can travel. Also it allows people to be able to earn an income by hosting people and it contributes to the economy through holiday makers spending money. I do not agree with this new bill.
Colleen
Not fully
I do not agree that a select few get to decide - air b&b is as important to the economy as a guest house or hotel!
Peter
No I do not
the civil government has no place interfering in the tourism industry.