After months of near-silence on the new visa regime imposed by Home Affairs, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom finally went public on Wednesday morning, telling the world he was worried about the impact they were having on his industry. A few hours later, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba hit back strongly. It’s not often that we have two cabinet minister slugging it out in public. While it could be considered fun for some of us, it is probably not so much fun for them. And it’s certainly not much fun for the travel industry, which says it’s losing money, passengers, and faith. By STEPHEN GROOTES.