Attention: New Application Process for South African Police Clearance Certificates

Please note that members of the public are no longer permitted to submit their South African Police Clearance applications and the documentation thereof to the Criminal Record Centre (CRC) in Pretoria directly as previously permitted.

SA passports may soon become much more desirable, this foreign expert believes

The implementation of widespread reforms at the department of home affairs since 2014 is expected to increase the value of the South African passport in the foreseeable future, said Ryan Cummings, director of Africa risk consultancy Signal Risk.

You don’t need an unabridged birth certificate to travel anymore – if you do this

Travelling with minors is set to be easier as the details of South African parents will now appear on children’s passports.

Make sure all your documents are up-to-date when applying for a visa

In 2014 the Department of Home Affairs introduced various amendments of immigration laws but some experts say it did more harm than good. The new requirements have caused confusion and frustration for many families and the business sector alike.

Who Will Qualify for Critical Skills Work Permit? – From Winemakers to Payroll Managers

The starting point when bringing in a foreign specialist into your business is the Critical Skills List, which notes the professions where Home Affairs issues Work Permits due to areas where there are shortages of skills.

Delinking Citizenship and Permanent Residency

On 28 July 2017 the Department of Home Affairs released its anticipated White Paper on International Migration that provides a policy framework that will result in changes to our Immigration Legislation. The amendment process has commenced and is expected to be finalised in March 2019.

South African Expats – Is Your South African passport at risk?

There appears a remarkable amount of misinformation flying about between South African expatriates abroad on when you can legally lose your South African passport. Is there any truth in that as a South African living and working abroad, you cease South African citizenship and must hand in your South African passport?

Plugging the gaps in SA’s scarce skills supply

South Africa’s skills shortages in critical sectors remain an obstacle to growth. Renewed efforts to find solutions and to place skills development at the centre of the country’s development agenda are welcomed.

South Africa is haemorrhaging high-skilled ICT professionals – here’s where they’re going

A dire shortage of highly skilled engineers and ICT professionals is severely constraining the growth of South Africa’s high technology sector to the detriment of job creation and economic growth, says Pierre le Roux, group managing director of technology solutions provider, Moyo Business Advisory (MBA).

Department of Home Affairs clamping down on illegal immigrant employment

It is now a matter of when and not if companies employing foreign nationals will be audited by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The arrest of at least 25 illegal foreign nationals at the beginning of May by the Cape Town Police, accompanied by officials from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), sparked a […]