TourismUpdate.co.za quotes Beverley Sch\u00e4fer, DA Western Cape Spokesperson on Economic Opportunities, Tourism, and Agriculture who came up with these statistics and blames South Africa\u2019s visa requirements for foreign tourists and the necessity for an unabridged birth certificate (UBC) for hampering growth in South Africa\u2019s tourism sector. \r\n\u201cI call on the new Minister of Home Affairs, Hlengiwe Mkhize, to review the tourism visa regulations as a matter of urgency, as this archaic legislation is stifling the job-creating and revenue-making potential that South Africa so desperately needs.\u201d\r\nThe reason the former Minister of Home Affairs, who is now the new Minister of Finance, Malusi Nkanyezi Gigaba (better known as \u2018The Tourism Terminator\u2019) introduced the UBC legislation, he said, was to curb child trafficking.\u00a0 But Sch\u00e4fer suggests as a measure to curb child trafficking, passenger profiling and co-operation with Interpol should be carried out. This is the way they do it in other countries. \r\nAccording to Sch\u00e4fer the economic benefits of tourism is huge. She says toursim is earmarked to bring R300 billion (\u20ac21.2bn) into the economy.\u00a0 In 2014, 711,746 individuals were employed in the tourism workforce.