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.

Corporate visa holders can now apply for Critical Skills Visa

Announced last month, foreign nationals in South Africa now qualify to apply for the South African Critical Skills Work Visa. This decision comes in the light of government efforts to retain critically skilled foreign workers who would benefit the country’s economic growth plan.

Immigration Directive No 36 of 2014 (Critical Skills-Corporate visa) 

Corporate Visa Holders Can Now Apply For Critical Skills Visa

“South Africa has taken an …

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Hundreds in Johannesburg in New Immigration Checks


Hundreds In Johannesburg In New Immigration Checks

The South African Department of Home Affairs earlier this month announced that they would be checking detainees’ immigration documentation and would launch a full scale hunt for illegal immigrants living and working within the Republic’s borders.

Spokesman for the South African Police Service, Katlego Mokgale, said, every detained immigrant would be expected to deliver offi…

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South Africa dominates African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015


South Africa Dominates African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

The awards ceremony took place in Cape Town. The Western Cape’s Gansbaai was declared the overall winner with the judges describing it as a memorable destination that “demonstrated what tourism can do to make better places to live in and great places to visit”. Gaansbaai is a fishing town in the Overberg District municipality with a population of approximately 11 000 peopl…

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ISIS stopped in their tracks by strict South African travel legislation



ISIS Stopped In Their Tracks By Strict South African Travel Legislation

State Security Minister David Mahlobo said his department will focus on tackling rapidly growing non-traditional security threats to ensure the country’s economic and social security is safeguarded.

Speaking via the government news agency the Minister said this as security forces recently had to deal with attacks on foreign nationals and prevented a teenager from being recr…

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Asylum Seekers face exclusion - xenophobia redress

Holders of Refugee permits (section 24 permits) in the region may find solace in the fact that the Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004 makes provision for holders of this permit to benefit from and find relief under the social relief for distress grant. Find out now if you qualify for a SA Work Visa! Human Rights organisations record that a number of asylum seeker permit ho…

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Changes to the South African Visa and Immigration Rules you should know about

In the spate of controversial incidents of xenophobic attacks in South Africa and the plight of foreign nationals being declared ‘undesirables’ for overstaying their visa regulations it is in the traveller and migrant’s best interest to understand these laws. But these laws can be complex with very specify limitations and allowances and anyone wishing to enter the Republic…

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Soaring hopes, Dark fears


Soaring Hopes Dark Fears

But South Africa is also a country which harbours many fears especially for minority groups living in the country. The outbreak of xenophobic violence, discriminatory legislation and lack of leadership regarding these issues does darken the outlook for the country and its economy, if the problems are not addressed within the next few years, the results could be catastrophi…

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Employers be warned


Employers Be Warned

Efforts to find and deport any and all undocumented and illegal immigrants have been taken up a notch with the announcement that the South African Government is preparing to spend more than R118 million over the next three years to rid the country of those illegally working and living within its borders.

The South African Department of Home Affairs issued a stern warning th…

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Foreigners are valuable

Gigaba re-iterated that those migrants who enter the country through the various border posts are all in compliance with immigration regulations and by entering the republic they play an important role in integrating South Africa into the global community.

Foreigners Are Valuable

Furthering his commitments, to citizens and migrants alike, Gigaba announced that more than R118 million will be spent …

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The world’s ‘most powerful’ passports

South Africa issues one of the world’s most powerful passports, meaning that the holders of this passport is not required to arrange an entry visa in more than 97 world countries. In Africa your RSA passport lets you vacation your heart out in Benin, Botswana, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Senegal, Seychelles, Swazila…

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