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.

Visiting Sunny South Africa will soon be even easier!

Beautiful South Africa has more than the Big Five to offer visitors.  This, the most Southern tip of the continent and the doorway to the rest of Africa, is also home to unique national parks, 46 bright Blue Flag beaches, bustling cities bursting with culture and 10 UNESCO heritage sites – making it the perfect travel destination. But did you know that the South African…

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Home Affairs relaxes rules for traveling with children

In breaking news; South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has announced that the requirements for children travelling through South African ports of entry have been relaxed. Since the inception of the rules in 2014 it has been a bone of contention for many families’ travelling and holiday plans when parents could not present the paperwork needed to bring their childre…

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This is South Africa’s new Home Affairs Minister

After the unsurprising resignation of controversial and shamed former Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, South Africa waited in bated breath to see who President Ramaphosa would appoint to mop up the Malusi mess. Yesterday, during a cabinet reshuffle announcement, the president announced that Siyabonga Cwele will be South Africa’s new Home Affairs Minister. We too…

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Controversial Home Affairs Minister, Gigaba, Resigns

This week's biggest local news must have been the resignation of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. Gigaba will no longer serve as Minister of Home Affairs and is expected to be replaced by Blade Nzimande, Minister of Transport. "The President has accepted the Minister’s resignation and expressed his appreciation for Minister’s Gigaba longstanding service to the gover…

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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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