New Remote Work Visa vs Section 11(2) Visitor’s Visa – What you need to know

A significant change introduced by the newly gazetted regulations on 20 May 2024, was the implementation of the Remote Work Visa in South Africa. This visa allows individuals employed by foreign companies to work remotely in South Africa. This is similar to the digital nomad visas now popular in many countries across the globe.

The Remote Work Visa should not be confused with the Short Term Work Visa, also known as a Section 11(2) visa. This visa is specifically intended for foreign nationals conducting short-term work-related activities and hosted by a South African company.