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How To Find Volunteer Opportunities in South Africa

South Africa is one of the most popular destinations to volunteer abroad. With its vast range of causes and a culture of transformation, it’s an exciting time to be part of the change. South Africa plays host to so many different opportunities enabling the volunteer to place themselves in rural villages, coastal towns, buzzing cities […]

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How to Apply for a South African Business Visa

If you are looking to obtain a South African Business Visa, you are probably interested in either investing in an existing business in SA, or planning to start a new business in the country. The country designed this visa in inspire entrepreneurs to enter and stay in the country and explore all the business opportunities […]

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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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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 […]

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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, […]