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.

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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South Africa: Home Affairs to tighten the screws on illegal immigrants in the workplace

The Department of Home Affairs issued a formal warning that it will be inspecting South African employers to ensure that employees who are foreign nationals and illegal immigrants are recorded and dealt with according to South African law.  Employees also face steep fines and even imprisonment should it be found that they are not complying with laws surrounding the employm…

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SA Home Affairs could soon require migrants to say why they are leaving

Up until now the South African Government have no idea why citizens are leaving the country when they emigrate but this could soon change if a white paper is tabled at parliament which will propose that South Africans permanently leaving the country must register their reason for doing so. After Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection claimed that it h…

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Expect Improvements at OR Thambo Immigration Control

It seems that improvements to the border post at OR Tambo International Airport are on the cards. Last week Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, and Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande, met with Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) officials about plans to improve the port of entry at the Johannesburg-based airport. Minister Gigaba said to Eye Witness News that he an…

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Controversial Gigaba Back in the Driver’s Seat

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle on Monday moved former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba back to head the Department of Home Affairs. His last official task as Minister of Finance was to deliver South Africa’s newest budget address. The Minister took the opportunity to announce that the largest reallocation of resources was to make good on former President Zu…

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Zimbabwe Exemption Permit: Deadline Extended

Good news for Zimbabwean nationals working and living in South Africa is that the cut-off date for the new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) has yet again been pushed back.   In order to give Zimbabwean national more time to collate their submissions, payments and supporting documents and biometrics the South African Department of Home Affairs has extended th…

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SA extends deadline in Zim permit application

The closing date for the almost 200,000 Zimbabweans living and working in South Africa to apply for their Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) has been extended to 13 January 2018, SA’s Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni said on Friday last week. “Due to the large number of ZSP (Zimbabwe Special Permit) holders who have completed the online applications thus far, t…

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