Tourism for South Africa is one of the major contributors to their GDP and employment. Where else will you find wildlife-watching, cosmopolitan cities, stunning panoramas, vibrant cultures, vineyards and beautiful beaches? Since 1994, they have seen 48 million international tourists arrive. South Africa continues to focus on their tourism by constantly focusing on new opportunities. They hosted the Confederations Cup, the India Premier League, the Lions Tour, and now will be hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This event has improved the collaboration of the public and private sectors in dealing with emergency medical services, communicable disease, environmental health, port health, stadia, and primary health care.
The government in South Africa is ready and supportive to grow the Medical Tourism Industry. Honorary Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Molefi Sefularo said “As Government, we are open-minded and would be inclined to support the formalization of this sector understanding that it would contribute to skills development and job creation. I would like to confirm our support for this area of clinical care.”
To read more check out my article from my travels at: http://www.medicaltourismmag.com/detail.php?Req=289&issue=13