Draft Regulations on the Employment of Foreign Nationals

Towards the end of 2018 discussions arose around the impending implementation of Section 8 of the Employment Services Act pertaining to the employment of foreign nationals.

BizTrends 2019: Out with the old, in with the new!

Large corporates and multinationals are keeping a close eye on developments from the Department of Home Affairs. 2019 promises a number of changes in the Immigration Act which will impact the way business can attract and retain expat resources. The White Paper on International Migration in South Africa released mid-2017 emphasised that the international migration […]


As promised, the much-anticipated release of the first amendment of the Immigration Regulations came into effect on 01 December 2018, just in time for the festive season and as the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) nonchalantly warned us.

Ramaphosa appoints Siyabonga Cwele to Head Home Affairs

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa named Siyabonga Cwele as his home affairs minister, replacing Malusi Gigaba, who quit after he was found to have lied under oath in court. Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele was previous the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services and previously served as the Minister of State Security (formerly named Minister of Intelligence […]

Gigaba resigns as Home Affairs Minister

Eyewitness News has learnt that Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned and has served his letter of resignation to the Presidency. The Presidency has confirmed receiving the letter from the embattled minister.

Big win for Kenya as South Africa scraps short-term visa requirements

Kenyan business and academia community travelling to South Africa will now be issued with multiple-entry-visas valid for up to 10 years effective December 1, ending years of strain by Kenyans seeking to travel to SA.

Attracting and Retaining Critical Skills

In October, the Institute of People Management hosted a panel discussion at their annual convention covering the topic of Globalised Resourcing and Strategic Skills Growth through the import, export and exchange of skills. Four key role-players participated in the panel who discussed the typical challenges of sourcing foreign nationals and strategies to address common challenges.

What skills has your business been struggling to recruit locally?

In a recent statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on economic stimulus and recovery plan for South Africa, he said that government is decisively and rapidly accelerating the implementation of key reforms that will unlock greater investment in important growth sectors.