South Africa

If in need of a change of scenery and open to diversity, South Africa is the country of choice to commence a new start. If you are looking to immigrate to the culture-rich South Africa the New World Immigration blog intends to provide you with easy accessible information on immigration and various visa applications. Get clued up and make the immigration to South Africa a simple, stress-free experience with New World Immigration.

Zimbabwean Exemption Permit NOT to be Extended

Mondli Gungubele, Minister in the Presidency, confirmed on Thursday that Cabinet has decided not to renew Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permits. Gungubele stated that the Cabinet decided on a 12-month grace period when the current ZEP expires. During the grace period, holders of this permit should apply for "other permits appropriate to their particular status or situa…

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South Africa plans new e-visa system

Enoch Godongwana, South Africa's finance minister, has announced that the country's new e-visa system will go live in 2022. In his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement on Thursday, November 11th, he stated that the now-completed system will be rolled out to 15 countries by March 2022, providing much-needed assistance to the tourism sector. More e-visas are expected to bene…

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Six South African Universities ranked amongst the Top 500 in the World

The 2022 Best Global Universities rankings, published by US News & World Report, includes a list of the top 13 tertiary learning institutions in South Africa, six of which are ranked among the top 500 in the world. The overall ranking includes 1,750 top institutions, an increase from nearly 1,500 last year, and is spread across more than 90 countries, an increase from…

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Brain drain accelerates due to Civil Unrest

Thanks to the ongoing civil unrest, a large number of highly skilled individuals are fleeing the Rainbow Nation at a rapid pace. This is according to Robbie Ragless, Director of New World Immigration, who also stated that at the current rate of inquiries, immigration has never been a more serious consideration for skilled professionals. The violent protests have harmed So…

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Uncertainty looms for Zimbabwean permits in South Africa

Panic has gripped Zimbabweans in neighbouring South Africa as the expiry date of their Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEPs) approaches. ZEPs are set to expire on December 31 and it is unclear whether they will be renewed. Every time the documents, which were first issued in 2010, expire, there is confusion, but this time, reports that the government will not issue new permi…

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Department of Home Affairs announces another automatic extension

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Home Affairs, has extended the validity period of legally issued Long and short-term visas that expired during the lockdown period to 30 September 2021. This means that Foreign Nationals who have not left South Africa since the declaration of the National State of Disaster in March 2020 and those who arrived with valid visas between Decemb…

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ICT Occupations, among others, needed in South Africa

With so many people working from home and most businesses needing to be more innovative with the way they operate as a result of the pandemic, demand in certain industries is currently booming in South Africa. IT, business management and finance sectors are undoubtedly the most sought-after, followed by the sales, admin, office support and architecture & engineering…

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Use the correct procedure to obtain your Visa for South Africa or you may face jail time

When applying for your South African residence permits and visas, make sure that you follow the correct application procedures or follow dire consequences. South African authorities have encouraged foreign nationals to apply for visas or residency permits using the official procedures set out by the South African Department of Home Affairs. Commenting on the issue of un…

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Visa holders in South Africa will not be penalized for overstaying their visa conditions

If you are a foreign national stranded in South Africa by lockdown regulations you should read this.  After South Africa moved into the first phase of lockdown level 3 expats and tourists still stuck in the Republic might find it somewhat easier to travel home. The Department of Home Affairs has published a new directive focusing on travel restrictions in level 3 of lo…

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