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.

Home Affairs minister says her focus is on enforcing the full extent of the law

Protecting our borders is first and foremost, says South Africa Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize, even if that means appearing less welcoming. Speaking in a media interview the minister elaborated saying that the South African government would have to act more ruthlessly when acting against foreigners who contravene immigration policies. The minister added that one…

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South Africa: Foreign nationals urged to get their paperwork in order as Malawians are deported

More than 300 Malawian nationals living and working in South Africa were deported after they failed to produce the necessary legal documents necessary to live and work in the Republic. According to Nyasa Times, Malawi’s deputy national spokesperson for the immigration department, Wellington Chiponde, said that half of the deportees arrived in South Africa on Tuesday and…

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SA working towards Visa Free Africa

According to the latest news reports massive changes to the South African visa system could be on the cards and may soon see nationals from other African countries entering the country without acquiring a visa. In what is likely to be called the “trusted travellers program” the South African Department of Home Affairs is working towards allowing certain regular travelle…

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Who is SA’s New Minister of Home Affairs

On Friday 31 March President Jacob Zuma announced that Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize has taken over the reins from Malusi Gigaba as Minister of Home Affairs. Gigaba in turn will now head up the Finance Ministry. The appointment of new cabinet ministers in Tourism, Transport, Home Affairs and Finance, present mixed fortunes for the travel and tourism industry says the Tourism Bu…

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South Africa, Stricter immigration laws sees five immigration acts changed and more

Plans by the South African Department of Home Affairs will have far reaching implications on migrants entering the country and those applying for citizenship. Even stricter immigration rules could be on the cards if Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba proposed changes come in to play On Friday the minister, in a press interview, said that the country must begin to stra…

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Home Affairs set to focus on national security

The role of the South African Department of Home Affairs will soon be discussed at the ruling party’s policy conference in June and could see the department shifting their focus from a mostly administrative role to one of national security. Media reports are quoted as saying that the department, under the leadership of Minister Malusi Gigaba, felt it is “wrongly positio…

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South African Employers Urged to Keep to Immigration Rules

South African employers must make very sure that they are sticking to immigration and employment rules when it comes to employing foreign nationals. Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba said in a recent press conference that the Department will be investigating concerns raised about companies allegedly employing more immigrants than is lawfully permitted. Gigaba has…

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South Africa imposes reciprocal visa for New Zealand travellers

New Zealand nationals entering South Africa are now required to obtain a visa announced the South African Department of Home Affairs yesterday. This announcement comes in reaction to New Zealand’s requirement for South Africans to obtain a visa prior to boarding a flight to New Zealand – which came into effect on 21 November this year. South Africa’s Minister of Home A…

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How to Get Married in South Africa

I live in Cape Town and hold a Life Partner visa. I am marrying my fiancé later this month who is South African. I am British. I work for New World Immigration and thought I would share my experience along with the documents and steps needed to get married here as a foreigner. We did a blog on this a year or so ago, but this is up to date info.  We decided to use the serv…

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South Africa's loses close on a 1000 multi-millionaires to immigration yearly

Fewer high income earners were living on South African shores this time last year. The number of these high net worth Individuals (HNWI) declined by 18% during 2015 - from 46,800 at the end of 2014 to 38,500 at the end of 2015. This means that South Africans with net assets of $1m (about R15 million) or more are draining out of the country’s economy. According to Fin24,…

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