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, […]

Retention of South African Citizenship

Retention of South African Citizenship

Many South Africans consider dual citizenship to be a welcome privilege and in some cases even a necessity. An aspect of dual citizenship that is, however, often overlooked is the issue of the automatic loss of one’s South African citizenship. How to retain dual citizenship Section 6 of the South African Citizenship Act (“The Act”) specifies […]

Xenophobia

Xenophobia – Not in our name

Le Roux Attorneys is deeply saddened by the recent xenophobic violence in South Africa. We condemn the attacks in the strongest possible terms. These actions not only fly in the face of our constitutional principles – they bring shame upon our country and our great people. We extend our deepest condolences to all those who [...]
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 […]

Department of Home Affairs extends office hours

Department of Home Affairs Extends Office Hours

If you have ever stood in line for hours at the Department of Home Affairs, only to be turned away at closing time (you’re not alone), then you will be overjoyed to hear that the Director-General of DHA has announced extended offices hours at DHA offices nationwide. The new office hours The new office hours […]

BRICS member nations

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 […]