Despite the easing of lockdown measures worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on most industries, none more so than travel and tourism. Furthermore, the international travel ban has halted businesses travelling to African countries for potential partnerships and meetings with stakeholders, with these businesses often being small and medium enterprises.
The 2019/20 Critical Skills Survey specifically tracked the impact of immigration across various sectors within South Africa’s economy.
Xpatweb recently conducted an extensive Africa Permit Risk Survey on 70 multinational employers across Africa to understand the impact of travel restrictions due to COVID-19 on their projects and employees. Survey results show that 44% of respondents urgently require employees who cannot return to job sites due to travel restrictions, and 31% of these expatriates’ […]
The Department of Higher Education and Training released the draft list of Occupations in High Demand on 17 August 2020.
There are different means of transport available to you in Mauritius, from public transport which includes group coach buses and taxis to making use of rental services for vans, scooters, and cars at reasonable prices. For a serene and comfortable trip, you can easily travel to different parts of the island in a car costing […]
The South African mining industry has managed to bring more employees who hail from other countries back into the country to resume work at various operations.
Mauritius has been a popular holiday destination for South Africans for many years, but the government’s recent concessions have made it more accessible and affordable for South Africans to retire, live and work than ever before. In June 2020, the Mauritian government’s changes to investment thresholds, the extension of work, residence, retirement permits, and attractive […]
While expats are allowed to return to South Africa, many are reluctant to do so due to the stringent requirements that need to be met to get permission from the Department of Home Affairs, says Leetasha Govender, Immigration Specialist at Xpatweb.
As the world is gearing up to re-open, post the Covid-19 pandemic, multinational companies are again looking to the South African market.
It comes as no surprise that Mauritius has been a popular holiday destination for foreigners including many South Africans and felt immediately at home once they arrive at the island.
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