ACDP Member of Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley today said that, “The ACDP welcomes confirmation by International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu that most of the South African teachers who were left stranded in China, after falling victim to a visa scam, have returned home”.

49 of the 51 South Africans who were recruited by an agency to travel to China on study visas to become English teachers, in contravention of Chinese immigration laws, are back in South Africa. The two who have been detained by Chinese authorities, are believed to have acted as recruiters.

Dudley said that, “The ACDP commends Minister Sisulu, DIRCO officials and the Chinese authorities for resolving this situation which has caused great distress for both the young people who were detained and their families”.

The department will be launching a “Travel Smart” campaign next week to educate South Africans about scams. The campaign is aimed at encouraging South Africans to learn more about the laws of countries they intend to visit and to have all the necessary information before they travel to their destinations.

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2 July 2018