How to find a job in South Africa

How To Find Jobs Online in South Africa

South Africa is a land filled with rich opportunity in a range of sectors where its entrepreneurship like startups or trying to build a career corporate sector. There are literally thousands of new jobs being created each and every day and recruitment agencies are jumping on board to try and make money sourcing the right skills […]

Zimbabwean Special Permit

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 […]

court rules on labour brokers

Court rules on labour brokers

A recent Labour Court ruling has attempted to wade through the murky waters of the relationship between Temporary Employment Services (“TES”) organisations – commonly referred to as “labour brokers”, client employers and employees. The ruling, delivered on 8 September 2015, overturns a decision previously reached by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”). The […]

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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Our “Dysfunctional Work Permit System”

Likely familiar to you by now, the 2014 South African Immigration Act Amendments have been the source of widespread controversy. Arguably one of the most vociferously contested points surrounding the Act has concerned the potentially detrimental effects on both foreign investment and the influx of highly qualified professionals. The most recent public figure to lend […]

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The King who envied the shepherd

South African provincial rugby side, the EP Kings, have made news after one of their newly acquired foreign imports, Samoan wing Paul Perez, had his contract terminated after disappearing for two days without permission or notice. Under the conditions of Perez’s visa, the EP Kings were obliged to inform the Department of Home Affairs of […]