March 2021 SA visa changes

New Visa Concessions Announced – March 2021

The Department of Home Affairs published new regulations today, 26 March 2021, in Government Gazette 44335. A year ago, special visa concessions were announced which automatically extended visas which expired during the state of disaster. The ongoing state of disaster was announced on 15 March 2020. The visa concessions allowed foreign nationals to remain in […]

Lockdown Level 1 Travel: List of High-risk Countries

The further rules around the reopening of the country’s borders were announced this afternoon. From 1 October 2020, international travel from the African Continent and from countries outside the African Continent with a low rate of COVID-19 infection and transmission, will resume, subject to: (a) the traveller providing a valid certificate of a negative test […]

Visas under lock down stage 1

Borders, Visa Applications Set To Re-open

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last night that South Africa will move to Alert level 1 on Monday, 21 September. The move will see South Africa re-opening its borders to foreign tourists from 1 October, with travel restrictions to and from certain countries with high infection rates. Foreign nationals will also be permitted to apply for […]

Part-Time Study Endorsement for Business and Work Visas

According to an Immigration Directive, issued by the Department of Home Affairs in 2015, the holders of certain temporary residence visas may register and undertake in part-time studies in South Africa during the validity period of their visas. As of 01 May 2015, those holding a business visa, or general, critical skills, or intra-company transfer […]

Coronavirus Travel Rules Clarified For South African Travel

South Africa’s borders are not completely closed – yet Individuals who have been in high-risk countries will be denied entry Foreign nationals presently in South Africa will be allowed to extend their visas On 18 March 2020, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation issued a travel advisory with more information on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s […]

Film Production Companies In Cape Town

The picturesque city of Cape Town has become a popular destination to shoot commercials as well as playing home to several Hollywood movies and popular TV series. The town offers filmmakers a unique location with the Winelands, the beaches, the city, the informal settlements all providing backdrops to tell incredible stories. The favourable exchange rate […]

Top Pet-Friendly Accommodation in South Africa

When arranging a family holiday, you want to include as much of your family as possible so that nobody feels left out. For a lot of people, the family includes the pets that brighten up their lives and their home. However, not all places accommodate these furry friends that people have. On that note, here […]

Where to Volunteer to Work with Animals in South Africa

When looking into a volunteer or working visa, one might either want to spend their time contributing to the greater good of animals, or to South Africa’s community. At first, foreigners who come to South Africa might find themselves quickly drawn here, seeking to uplift poverty-stricken areas. However, for others looking into a volunteer visa, […]

Fun Gap Year Jobs in South Africa

When you think ‘South Africa’ as a foreigner looking to take a gap year, your mind will most likely drift straight to working on a safari, riding an elephant to work, or sleeping in some hut in the middle of nowhere teaching English. And guess what, all of those things probably are quite doable – […]