12 Things You Didn’t Know About South Africa-Iran Relations

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Written by Dana Sanchez
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Iran is a top source of Muslim visitors to South Africa

Iran is one of the top three source markets for inbound tourists to South Africa from the Middle East, according to the MasterCard-Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index for 2016, which covers 130 global destinations. More than 4,000 Iranian tourists visited South Africa from January to November 2016. South Africa, population 55 million, is home to around 1 million Muslims– less than 2 percent. Around 90 percent of Muslims are termed “Indian” and “Malay” Muslims.

Source: Bizcommunity, AboutIslam.