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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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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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Banned from South Africa – What Now?

News Flash: The overstay endemic continues. Despite the widely publicised issues pertaining to foreigners overstaying their visas to South Africa, the number of people getting banned from South Africa as a result of these overstays continues to rise. Overturning bans from South Africa on the rise We are seeing a daily influx of foreigners making […]

Prosecution of illegal foreigners

Illegal foreigners encouraged to depart SA or face penalties

In light of recent events, the parliamentary portfolio committee on Home Affairs has been taken to task over issues centered on the prevalence of illegal foreigners within South Africa’s borders and the perceived inability on the part of the government to keep track of their entrance and continued residence in the country. The proposed new […]

Welcome change to corporate visa rules

Welcome change to corporate visa rules

The rules relating to corporate visas, which enable organizations and farms to bring large numbers of skilled workers into South Africa, have changed. In terms of Immigration Directive 36 of 2014, issued on 21 April 2015, corporate worker certificate holders who also qualify for critical skills visas, will be allowed to change their status from […]

Immigration Inspectorate cracks down on South African employers

Immigration Inspectorate cracks down on South African employers

South Africa’s immigration policy is once again up for review. It has recently emerged that, since 2010, approximately 330 000 foreigners have overstayed their South African visas and remained in the country illegally. This is commonly viewed as the result of government failing to significantly invest in methods aimed at policing illegals residents. This is, however, […]

10 jobs in demand in South Africa

10 unique jobs you didn’t know were in demand in South Africa right now

South Africa’s critical skills list is a comprehensive outline of professions that have been deemed to be in demand by the country. While many of the jobs you’ll likely be familiar with, here are ten listed occupations that might come as a surprise to you [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] Speak to a professional Contact Le Roux Attorneys, South African […]

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Special visas for BRICS member nations

Last week saw the announcement of a special visa dispensation for business people from any of the BRICS member states. BRICS is the acronym given to the association of countries made up of the 5 major emerging national economies, namely: Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa. Reason for new Visa Relguations The announcement comes […]

South African visas for journalists

South African visas for journalists

In the past, many journalists opted for the exceptional skills work visa when on long-term assignment in South Africa. It was a perfect match, as one of the yardsticks to determine whether a candidate’s skills could be deemed as “exceptional” was the amount of media coverage the candidate’s work and career had attracted. Due to the […]

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Permanent residency is not that permanent

Most people are unaware of the fact that a South African permanent residence permit (“PRP”) may be withdrawn by the Department of Home Affairs. South African residence permit can be withdrawin There are four prevalent reasons for the withdrawal of a permanent residency permit, namely where: A PRP holder is convicted of a serious criminal […]