11 03, 2020

Home Affairs fast-tracks visas for Chinese nationals stuck in South Africa because of the coronavirus

2020-03-11T13:26:03+02:00March 11th, 2020|

Article Posted: 10 March 2020 by BusinessTech  Some countries and airlines have embargoed flights to and from China and have even gone so far as to deny Chinese nationals from the Wuhan district (situated in Hubei), entry into state territory. According to law firm Cliffe Dekker [...]

20 02, 2020

Statement from home affairs on temporary visa concession for Chinese visitors and workers on temporary residence visas in light of Corona virus outbreak

2020-02-20T10:23:12+02:00February 20th, 2020|

The Minister of Home Affairs has made some exceptions for Chinese visitors and workers on temporary residence visas considering the recent Coronavirus outbreak. Click on the link to open/download the official document from the DHA. Directive Nr. 03 - Chinese Visitors Concession

5 02, 2020

5 things you should know about South Africa’s controversial new refugee laws

2020-02-05T11:06:08+02:00February 5th, 2020|

Article Posted: 2 February 2020 New amendments to the Refugees Act, introduced at the beginning of 2020, are likely to have an impact on any business or individual that regularly employs asylum seekers or refugees. This is the view of Michael Yeates and Kirstin Swanepoel of [...]

27 01, 2020

Emigration queries in SA increase by 70%

2020-01-27T12:03:26+02:00January 27th, 2020|

Published on January 6, 2020 It seems South Africans are as adamant as ever to leave the country as statistics show a 70% increase in enquiries on the process. This according to immigration experts Sable International, who said they have seen a 45% increase in completed emigrations [...]

23 01, 2020

Amended refugee act restricts fundamental rights

2020-01-23T13:24:16+02:00January 23rd, 2020|

Article Posted: Thursday, 23 January 2020 Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has defended the new amendments to the Refugees Act that came into effect at the beginning of the year, saying they serve to tie up loose ends and fill gaps that led to regulation [...]

6 01, 2020

Foreign refugees in South Africa have just been banned from political activity – as SA builds ‘a paper wall’ against immigration

2020-01-06T11:37:57+02:00January 6th, 2020|

Article Posted: Phillip de Wet / Business Insider SA/ Jan 03, 2020, 03:13 PM Foreign refugees in South Africa now face deportation if they engage in political activities – including around the issues that drove them from their homes in the first place – under rules [...]

19 12, 2019

Ailing teacher stranded in China makes contact with SA embassy

2019-12-19T11:06:58+02:00December 19th, 2019|

Article Posted: 18 DECEMBER 2019, 10:54AM / MWANGI GITHAHU Cape Town - Henry van Neel, the South African teacher reportedly stranded in China, has made contact with the South African embassy in Beijing. Mario Segal, the fellow South African who brought Van Neel’s plight to the attention of [...]

6 12, 2019

Tips for visa applications during the festive peak season

2019-12-06T14:12:46+02:00December 6th, 2019|

Article Posted: By Shannon Correia - The South African in Travel: 5 December 2019 If you’re planning a trip abroad soon, you’ll need to plan a trip to the relevant embassy to have your visa processed. Here’s what you need to know before you go: Visa [...]