The silver lining on SA's ICT skills brain drain

NEWS | THE SILVER LINING ON SA’S ICT SKILLS BRAIN DRAIN

SA’s senior IT skills are increasingly leaving the country, but this creates a series of new opportunities for local companies and IT professionals.

NEWS | ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EXPAT TAX IS NOW IN ONE PLACE

The impact of the future tax treatment of income earned by South Africans while they are living and working abroad has been widely publicised. It has also contributed to the first publication of its kind that deals with the tax considerations of South Africans abroad or those with international interests, and foreigners working and living […]

NEWS | CRITICAL NEED FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN LOCAL BUILDING SECTOR

Skills development is becoming an increasingly pressing concern and an essential priority for South Africa business at all levels. Local unemployment rates continue to climb, with Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of 2019 stating that the number of unemployed persons increased by 455,000 to 6.7 million […]

NEWS | VISA FREE COUNTRIES FOR SOUTH AFRICANS

South African passport holders can travel visa-free to over 100 countries, ranked the 53rd most powerful passport.

LexisNexis Event Launch

EVENT | BRITISH CHAMBER LEXISNEXIS – EXPATRIATE TAX BOOK LAUNCH

Xpatweb is sponsoring the British Chamber in South Africa’s October/November Business Briefing at the Inanda Club in Sandton on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 and at the Brasserie at the Stack in Cape Town on Thursday, 7 November, 2019. The event will include a presentation from Jerry Botha, Managing Partner of Tax Consulting South Africa, where […]

NEWS | HOME AFFAIRS STARTS A NEW CHAPTER WITH IMPROVED VISA PROCESS

Recent media reports have criticized South Africa’s restrictive visa rules and the Department of Home Affairs’ poor handling of visa applications. They claim these shortcomings discourage investors from entering the country, thereby inhibiting economic development and job creation.

NEWS | TRAINING ARTISANS AND PROCESS CONTROLLERS

According to the critical skills survey on XpatWeb, the difficulty in recruiting skilled artisans has risen 45% in the last year. This result makes artisans the third most sought-after skilled professional for companies. The search for ICT specialists and engineers is the only professions to precede skilled artisans.

NEWS | HOME AFFAIRS TO TRIAL NEW E-VISA SYSTEM IN NOVEMBER

South Africa will trial a new e-visa system in November, making it easier for tourists to enter the country thanks to the online capture of visa applications and biometric information.

NEWS | REALISE YOUR HUMAN CAPITAL POTENTIAL

The economy is in crisis. The latest unemployment statistics have rung alarm bells, and a possible downgrade by Moody’s looms. Government and business are both recommitting to creating jobs to kick-start growth.