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Sunday, June 23, 2013

South Africa, Nigeria agree on visa waiver for officials

South Africa and Nigeria have agreed to a visa waiver for officials of both countries. Key word being OFFICIALS not every Nigerian who wants to go 'hustle' there, lol.

The visa waiver was one of nine agreements signed between officials of both countries, during President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to the former apartheid enclave. The other pacts cover oil and gas, power, defence and communication.

President Jacob Zuma yesterday said more than 100 South African companies were doing business in Nigeria across several industries. “To date, over 100 companies are doing business in Nigeria, with the biggest investment being in the telecommunications sector,” Zuma said in a speech to welcome Jonathan to South Africa.
“We welcome the participation of South African business in other sectors in Nigeria as well, such as engineering, construction, media, banking, retail, hospitality, oil and gas exploration and services.” Last year, South Africa received 73,282 Nigerian tourists, representing 13.8 percent increase compared with the 64,402 who visited in 2011, said Zuma. “Our records indicate that Nigerian tourists contributed a total of R720 million to the South African economy last year. To boost tourism links further, South Africa is in the process of opening a tourism office in Lagos.

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