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 [...]

3 12, 2019

Zambian Mission in South Africa to Start Processing Applications for Dual Citizenship

2019-12-03T10:43:56+02:00December 3rd, 2019|

Article Posted: 1 December 2019 - Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti says the Mission will early next year start receiving and processing applications for dual citizenship for Zambians living in that country. Major General Miti said the process would facilitate [...]

2 12, 2019

New visa and travel changes coming to South Africa – here’s what you need to know

2019-12-02T11:09:29+02:00December 2nd, 2019|

Article posted: 2 December - Staff Writer/ BusinessTech Department of Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced a number of new visa changes heading into the festive season. In a presentation on Sunday (1 December), Motsoaledi provided an update on some of the key pronouncements made [...]

28 11, 2019

Asylum seekers can now apply for residence visas

2019-11-28T11:25:20+02:00November 28th, 2019|

Article Post by Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - GroundUp Constitutional Court ruling overturns Home Affairs directive If you are an asylum seeker and your application to be a refugee is refused, you are still allowed to apply for a visa. The Constitutional Court ruled this in a unanimous [...]