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.

Minister Manuel says SA needs to re-design visas and work permits to attract investors

Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel last week said that South Africa’s visa and work permit requirements need to be re-designed if the country is to attract more off-shore investors. Speaking at the investor conference in Sandton last week Manual warned that the country’s lacking, complicated visa-system and several news-making issues experienced by the Department of …

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Report: SA must do more to attract skills

South Africa’s job opportunities, established education system and modern technology infrastructure attract skilled immigrants to the country.  These are the findings of recent research conduct by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The research aimed to establish the need for importing skills into South Africa and the effect there of on the local economy. South…

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South Africa to import talent while facing ICT skills gap

South Africa will soon have to fill a growing skills gap in the ICT sector with migrants as the countries education system is failing to produce enough qualified graduates to fill vacant key roles in the sector. According to a recently published article Information Security Specialists and those with good cyber security skills remain at the top of the priority list and in…

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South African Employers are turning to International Talent to fill jobs in 220 Occupations

Migrants with proven skills and experience in a number of occupations are desperately needed by South African employers to fill positions for which local talent cannot be found.  Of particular interest are Engineers, ICT specialists, architects and business managers. To encourage and attract international talent South Africa offers a Critical Skills visa which allows quali…

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Using your South African Investment Allowance to gain American Residency

Did you know that you can invest up to R10 million a year off shore?  Did you know that this offshore investment could be applied towards a guaranteed American Green Card and permanent American residency for both you and your immediate family? South Africans can participate in the USA’s EB-5 program that, through investment in American construction projects, leads to Am…

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These are the visa-related changes Home Affairs made

Last week we published an article announcing the planned visa and immigration related changes announced by the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Malusi Gigaba MP.  The announcement has, in general, been welcomed across the board with industries like Tourism saying it is a positive step.  Below is a more detailed statement issued by the South African Department of Home Affairs.…

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South Africa: Gigaba reveals new relaxed visa rules

Big news just in is that South Africa’s visa regulations will soon be relaxed in an effort to facilitate business and tourism. Announced in a press conference today the requirements for foreign minors travelling to South Africa are to be simplified, a visa waiver for certain countries are on the books and Indian and Chinese travelers will be able to apply for a simplifi…

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Controversial List of 187 farms targeted in Expropriation without Compensation

This morning 187 farmers, their families and workers woke to an uncertain future after learning on Sunday that their farm and lively hood is targeted to be confiscated, without compensation, by the ANC government. AfriForum published a list of farms in the line of fire on its website on Sunday.  The list has since spread like wild fire.  The controversial list, which cont…

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South Africans are leaving the country faster than ever before

Political instability, rising crime, lack of opportunities and having no confidence in the South African economy are the top driving factors behind a boom in the number of South African’s  giving up hope of a future in their birth country. News out this week showed that South Africa is on track to breaking emigration records with the UK, USA, Canada and Australia benefi…

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SA’s Home Affairs Director General Resigns after 9 month suspension

After being kept on the books with a 9 month-long suspension from his post as the Department of Home Affairs’ Director General, Mkuseli Apleni has resigned from his post. Confirmed by the Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba, only a few hours ago, Gigaba said at a press conference, "I would like to announce officially that the director-general of the Department of Hom…

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