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What Are The Zimbabwean Exemption Permit Requirements?

On Friday, 8 September 2017, the Minister of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, revealed the requirements and processes of the newly-announced Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEPs). The Zimbabwean Exemption Permits replace 2014’s Zimbabwean Special Permits (ZSPs) and the Special Dispensation Permits for Zimbabweans (DZPs) which were issued in 2010. The series of […]

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Extension to Zimbabwean Special Permit Announced

On Tuesday, 5 September, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced that the Minister of Home Affairs, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, will on Friday reveal the requirements and processes for the extension to the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) scheme. The news follows Cabinet’s decision on 1 August to conditionally reopen the application process for current holders […]

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What Foreigners Need to Know About Renting or Buying Property in South Africa

Owning property in South Africa is steadily increasing and many professionals view the country as a business gateway into Africa. Coupled with the fact that, the rand’s value in comparison to major foreign currencies makes for an attractive investment for residential property. It has become common place for many of South Africa’s more affluent suburbs […]

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Planning To Retire In South Africa

Who wouldn’t want to spend their glory years in sunny South Africa? Think endless beaches, world-renowned vineyards, and a friendly, welcoming community. Pensioners find the living costs in SA affordable and the range of sporting hobbies and attractions endless. You would not be along with many foreigners choosing to spend their golden years in the […]

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The Rarest Skills in South Africa

Skills shortages have been an issue for South Africa for some time now and this is further compounded by the growing need for technical and digital skills. There are range posts that are currently “considered” rare as we cannot meet the local demand. We have in recent years tried to recruit across borders and South […]

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DHA Scraps Visa Transfers

Expired passports will automatically cause visas to expire UPDATE [3 March 2017] – The Department of Home Affairs has done an about-turn and confirmed that it will still allow visa transfers for the time being.  Unexpired visas in passports which have already expired will be recognised as valid for now.  However, the circular which is […]

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South African visa solutions for ZSP spouses

Many Zimbabweans holding ZSP’s have settled down and made South Africa a home for themselves and their families, without acquiring a legal South African visa or permit before the end of 2017, they will have to give up their lives here and return to their Zimbabwe. The process for Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) holders converting […]

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Good news for International English Language learners

EduSA recently settled a lawsuit, which will allow foreign nationals to gain study visas to study English as a foreign language at their member institutions in South Africa. Background As of May 2014, English Language Training (ELT) have struggled with not being formally recognised as learning institutions in South Africa and therefore international students have […]

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New Zealanders will now require visas to Visit SA

In response to New Zealand withdrawing visa free travel for South Africans, South African Minister of Home Affairs announces a withdrawal of visa free travel for New Zealand Passport holders. New Zealand Withdraws In 1996, visa-free travel was implemented for all South African passport holders wishing to visit New Zealand for up to three months. […]