The government of South Africa has recently announced it plans to resume talks with the Britain about resuming the right of visa-free travel form South African citizens, who want to visit UK. South Africans now require a visa in order to enter UK after a corruption scandal in the South Africa's Department of Home Affairs resulted in a revocation of their exemption status. The Department was accused of granting passports to criminals without the necessary background checks and after that those people were allowed freely to enter UK. Now South Africa's government representatives claim that the necessary changes are made and the corruption is stamped out. According to Mkuseli Apleni, SA's Home Affairs director-general, the country currently has one of the world's safest passports. Mr Apleni said new technology in place at all international airports in South Africa ensured that all South African passport holders' fingerprints were checked and verified before being allowed to leave or re-enter the country.