Cape Town - The notorious changes to the visa regulations for people travelling with under 18-year-olds is creeping closer, and whether travellers would like to hear it or not, these provisions have to be made if you're planning on travelling legally with your children.READ: Gigaba: Home Affairs will not go back on visa rules for children Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba reaffirmed on Monday that the Department of Home Affairs will not go back on a decision to implement new visa requirements, set to come into effect on 1 June 2015, Traveller24 reported.Both of these examples are from other jurisdictions.However, in South Australia and the other mentioned jurisdictions’, an adult having sexual intercourse with a 15 or 16 year old is not lawful.The new laws aim to curb child trafficking but will result in considerable paperwork and advanced planning when travelling to and from South Africa with children. It does not affect those travelling within South Africa (i.e.you only need these documents if you cross South Africa’s borders by land, sea or air. All children under the age of 18 leaving and entering South Africa will be required to have an unabridged birth certificate to accompany their passport – along with the relevant visa if required.Wronged spouses can no longer sue for damages in the event of an adulterous affair.The court stated that there can be no monetary value placed on marital fidelity and the third party involved in the infidelity can not be sued for damages.
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This reflects the strong position the South Australian community takes that children are vulnerable and it is a primary consideration of the criminal law to protect them.
The offence of having sexual intercourse with a child is called unlawful sexual intercourse under the A person who has sexual intercourse with any person under the age of 14 faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
South African Tourism Services Association CEO, David Frost responded to this affirmation saying Gigaba’s refusal to re-look at the new unabridged birth certificate requirement for children travelling in South Africa is going to “cost the country a significant amount of tourist arrivals”.
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom confirmed in parliament recently that there had been negative growth over the past six months from countries affected by the regulations.