The Department of Home Affairs has noted the decision by the government of New Zealand to introduce visa requirements for all South Africans wishing to travel to that country from 21 November 2016.
The department respects the decision taken by New Zealand, as a sovereign state, in the interest of their security obligations. On our part, we will continue to engage with the New Zealand government to arrive at a common understanding on the matter. To this end, we find it unfortunate given the vast improvements to our systems over the years. The department will consider a response and communicate once it has been concluded.
Source: South African Government