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.

Measures in place to deal with crimes against foreign nationals

The minister of Justice and Constitutional Development in South Africa, Jeff Radebe released a media statement assuring the global community that “South Africans and the foreign nationals who live in our midst, are and feel safe".

Measures In Place To Deal With Crimes Against Foreign Nationals

Various departments have engaged with African diplomats in the country explaining the efforts being made in tackling criminality against and in…

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New SA draft migration policy due in a matter of weeks

“We are looking to complete it in a month. It will then go to Cabinet,” Radebe told ANA after an at times testy panel discussion on migration.

New SA Draft Migration Policy Due In A Matter Of Weeks

Rabede, who heads the commission, said the new draft policy would deal with “everything, refugees and economic migrants, all of it”.

During the earlier discussion, Radebe’s insistence that an African solution was needed to the mass…

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SACCI and MEC welcomes talks for the revision of SA’s new travel legislation

In a media statement on Friday SACCI spokesperson Peggy Drodskie said, “SACCI welcomes the statement made by the Minister of Tourism that South Africa’s government is reviewing its new travel rules for minors after signs that they are already hurting the key tourist sector.” Drodskie added that SACCI supported the objectives of the new rules, and condemned child trafficki…

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New Immigration regulations to be reviewed says DHA

Legislation passed since last year aimed to confirm the legality of all migrants in the Republic and to regularize the influx of migrants through new travel and visa rules and requirements.

New Immigration Regulations To Be Reviewed Says DHA

Speaking of plans to address certain unintended consequences of the law Gigaba said the Green Paper on migration would be finalised by March next year.

Extensive consultations on this pol…

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There is hope for South Africa’s travel and tourism, but shock waves are ahead

In its latest global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) found that South Africa's performance in the tourism sector had improved significantly since 2013, when the previous study was conducted. While the report underscored the need for improvements in some areas such as security, these weaknesses were outweighed by the country's…

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New travel regulations delivers its first casualties

Making news headlines this morning was the statement by Cape Government officials who said an Indian tour group appears to be the first casualty of South Africa’s strict new visa rules that came into effect yesterday. Minors from visa-exempt countries are required to have unabridged birth certificates when entering the Republic, while travellers from countries that requir…

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Brits are put off by SA’s new visa rules

A online survey undertaken by The Telegraph, one of the United Kingdom’s most respected websites having influence as far as Australia and New Zealand, have come up with alarming results indicating that South Africa's new visa rules, which came into effect today, are not being well received. South Africa's new rules on travelling with children will require an unabridged bi…

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South African Critical Skills list

The Minister, in consultation with the Department of Labour and Trade and Industry, identify areas of scarce, critical and special skills required by the South African economy and draws up a list of professional categories and occupational classes needed each year. Permits are then made available for the various categories.

South African Critical Skills List

The Minister therefore has the discretion to remov…

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Stricter immigration regulations aim to root out Marriages of Convenience

A marriage of convenience is defined as marrying a South African citizen in order to qualify for residence rights in SA. This arrangement is seen as fraudulent as persons in such arrangements do not qualify for a permit. Where a permit was obtained under such arrangement, the permit will be withdrawn.Find out if you qualify for a spousal visa. The new immigration regulati…

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Immigration Directive NO 8 of 2015

Please be informed that with effect from the 1st of May 2015 a holder of a valid temporary residence visa issued for the categories mentioned below will be allowed to register and undertake part-time studies with Institutions of Higher Learning as defined by the Immigration Regulations of the immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002) during the validity period of their re…

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