The importance of South African permanent residency to your expatriate / HR strategy

The Importance of South African Permanent Residency to your Expatriate / HR Strategy

The work permit process can be time consuming and even painful, depending on your permit categorisation. One question often asked is whether an expatriate should consider a Permanent Residency application sooner, effectively lifting the expatriate’s status above the noise of normal work permit requirements. We found that there can be a significant upside however, depending […]

25 illegal immigrants nabbed for contravening immigration act

25 illegal immigrants nabbed for contravening Immigration Act

At least 25 illegal foreign nationals has been arrested for contravening the Immigration Act, Cape Town Police said on Thursday.

Is an African passport the right solution to SA's immigration problems?

Is an African passport the right solution to SA’s immigration problems?

If home affairs comes knocking will your workforce be compliant?

SA looking at ways to simplify travelling with minors: Gigaba

SA looking at ways to simplify travelling with minors: Gigaba

Home Affairs wants to simplify the current requirements of travelling with minors, which requires a person travelling to and from South Africa to have an unabridged birth certificate, said Minister Malusi Gigaba.

In-house Immigration Engagement Accountant

Immigration Engagements Accountant to Compliment Business Visa Service

Applying for Business Visa in South Africa can be both time-consuming and complex. Amendments to the Immigration Act No.13 of 2002 make it possible for an Immigration Engagements Accountant to issue certificates for Business Visa purposes. Whereas before only registered CA(SA) could perform this function.

Department of Home Affairs to enforce legal immigrant employment

Department of Home Affairs To Enforce Legal Immigrant Employment

Companies may expect “a knock on the door” from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment practices of immigrant workers, Director from the DHA’s Corporate Account Unit, Ben Makhalemele has warned.

Employing Expatriates

Employing Expatriates? – Duties and obligations of South African Employers

Employers are often hard pressed to find the necessary (and scarce) skills to fill selected roles within their organisation. Time and again employers turn to the international labour market to seek individuals possessing the required skillsets to support and sustain the needs of the organisation.

IMG breakfast with Ben Makhalemele and Moeketsi Seboko

On 28 March 2018, the Department of Home Affairs, Assistant Director Ben Makhalemele addressed SARA members and guests at the SARA IMG Breakfast event. Joining him was our very own Moeketsi Seboko.

Bruma Office Closing Down

Bruma office closing down

It has been announced that the South African Visa Facilitation Centre (VFS) located in Bruma, East Johannesburg, will temporarily relocate to the Kensington Bowling Club from 5 March 2018 until 30 March 2018 after which it will close indefinitely. The last day of submission at the VFS in Bruma is 2 March 2018.

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Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) Extensions – Closed 15 February 2018

The final extension of ZEP applications provided by the Department of Home Affairs, closed on 15 February 2018. This extension allowed Zimbabweans who held the initial ZSP’s to submit any/all supportive documentation and outstanding payments pertaining to their extension applications.