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Home Affairs revises immigration rules and opens second round of Trusted Employer Scheme applications.

On 9 April 2024, the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi addressed the media in a comprehensive press conference unpacking the withdrawal of the recently gazetted Immigration Regulation Amendments on 28 March 2024. The Department of Home Affairs (“DHA”) faced backlash after publishing the aforementioned regulations a day prior to the closing date for […]

South Africa Now Offers a Remote Work Visa for Foreigners

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) on 28 March 2024 Gazetted a set of Immigration Regulations which allowed foreigners to come work and stay in South Africa on a Remote Work Visa.  Following a press briefing by Minister Aaron Motsoaledi of the Department of Home Affairs on 9 April, these regulations have been subsequently withdrawn. […]

Home Affairs Approve 68 “Trusted Employers”, Other Work Visa Applicants Must Expect Delays and High Court confirm the process

Xpatweb hosted a webinar for approved DHA Trusted Employers, to work through the special benefits as well as the unique responsibilities of this Home Affairs initiative. Attendees attended a good representation of the 68 approved companies, and everyone expects the Director General to sign the TES “Memorandum of Understanding” for the scheme to operational by […]

The Department of Home Affairs extends blanket concession until 30 June 2024

The recent decision (Directive) by the Department of Home Affairs (“DHA”) to further extend the blanket concession granted to long term visa holders was music to the ears of many. Today, 22 December 2023, the DHA released a new Directive stating that long-term visa holders in South Africa have been granted legal permission to remain […]

Constitutional Court Orders Sections of the Immigration Act, 2002 Unconstitutional: A Victory for Foreign National Parents

In a landmark decision, the Constitutional Court of South Africa (“Court”) has ruled that certain sections of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002) (“Act”), and regulations of the related Immigration Regulations (“Regulations”), pertaining to spouses of South African citizens or permanent residents whose spousal relationships have terminated, are unconstitutional.