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.

Returning expats and wealthy foreigners interested in Cape Town property

“With an exchange rate favouring their foreign currency and spend, and having established successful careers overseas, they are generally able to afford large properties and capitalise on opportunities to acquire good value for money – and make sound investments in real estate for the future.” “One may be surprised at the excellent value for money here. Considering the ge…

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Tata hit’s out at SA Immigration Law Makers

Reported by the City Press earlier today Chairman of Tata, Noel Tata, said that the company was becoming increasingly frustrated with the amount of time that it took to obtain the necessary documentation to allow it to bring in employees from outside South Africa to work at its Johannesburg office. "It is increasingly time-consuming to get visas for our business. We bel…

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Professionals are showing increased interest in South Africa

Africa’s most developed nation did however beat countries like the US, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the UK in the rankings taking a very impressive 6th place after the power-house top five of Canada, Australia, Thailand, Singapore and Bahrain. The survey found that 0.26% more professionals arrived in South Africa than left between January and Dec…

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A quick guide for International Students

International students should apply for a Study Permit. It is imperative that students await the outcome of this application for a study permit in their own country of residence or origin. Study permits are issued for a program of study at a specific institution. International students should obtain a new permit only if they wish to change institutions. Once you have c…

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South African Home Affairs clarifies Angolan Cessation Processes

Setting the record straight and communicating the Republic’s decisions regarding Angolan’s currently living in South Africa as refugees, the press release stated, “It is of importance to note that, against the backdrop of the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1969 Organisation of African U…

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South African Home Affairs Minister says 99.7% 200 000 ZSP applications were processed in 6 months

The cut-off date for receiving ZSP applications was December 2014. Applications were received by VFS Global, and adjudicated by the Department, with 31 July 2015 as our deadline for Departmental adjudication and processing of applications. The ZSPs are valid until 31 December 2017, said Gigaba and that the ZSP would also expire on that date. From 1 January 2018, Zimbabwea…

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South African universities among best in Africa

The results have come just before the Times Higher Education African Universities Summit, which will be held in Johannesburg on 30 and 31 July. The summit will look at topics including higher education funding on the continent and preventing brain drain. According to University World News, THE is working on a future Africa league table from its global rankings but will us…

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All Approved ZSP permits to be issued by August 2015

The ZSP is the successor to a permit issued as part of the Department's Dispensation of Zimbabweans Project (DZP) which was implemented in April 2009. The acceptance of new applications closed last year, but issuing thereof is still an ongoing process. The new ZSP will be valid until 31 December 2017, and all those whose permits were rejected will be allowed to appeal aga…

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Local tourism has not suffered under new travel laws

With the implementation of the South African travel requirements the general reaction was wild speculation about the likely negative impact of the new immigration regulations on tourism and the economy.

Local Tourism Has Not Suffered Under New Travel Laws

Statistics SA notes that 3.22-million travellers passed through SA’s ports of entry in March. This includes arrivals and departures and is made up of 794,917 South African r…

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Brics leaders commit to ‘more active trade, investment co-operation’

The idea of the special trade and travel agreements is to encourage business deals between the member-countries while stimulating economic growth and development. Regulations and non-tariff barriers are often cited among the main impediments to faster economic co-operation and trade deals.

Brics Leaders Commit To ‘More Active Trade Investment Co Operation’

This comes on the back of recent media reports stating that South Africa’s 12-month-o…

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