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.

Time to get out

According to the ISS, looking ahead to 2024, with the current political landscape as a backdrop, “South Africa is a complex country and, just as few foresaw the transition from white minority control to democracy some three decades ago, we do not claim the ability to predict the future. These are turbulent times for the country, with the potential for divergent outcomes,” …

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South African tourism benefits by weak Rand

An estimated 18.7% growth in arrivals for the first three months of 2016 seems likely, compared to the first quarter of 2015. A Tourism and Migration Report, released by Statistics South Africa this week, indicated some positive growth with 23.4% more tourists entering the country in March this year than March 2015. The reports states that 1 435 879 foreigners crossed So…

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South Africa attracts the continents’ most investments reports auditors

The index style report revealed that South Africa ranks tops as the most attractive economy for international investments destined for the continent despite challenges emanating from slow growth said Ernest and Young in their report on Wednesday. While this is good news for companies in the Republic the report also comes with a warning of predicted challenging years ahead…

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Zuma and Guptas Linked to R500m Visa Controversy

It is no surprise that this week we discover that Duduzane Zuma and Rajesh Gupta are Directors of Islandsite Investments who are directly linked with VFS Global, a company, appointed by Home Affairs, to assist with the submission process of all temporary and permanent residency permits in South Africa. When I say “assist with”, I mean they are a glorified post office who …

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South Africa’s skilled migrants are giving their home country a cold shoulder

Their reasons are all the same; and they all lay the blame at the feet of the country’s unstable economy, continuous mismanagement by the country’s leaders while the incidents of violent crime is at an all-time high. These sentiments were echoed by people living in the country who are seriously considering immigrating to countries like Canada, New Zealand and Australia. …

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Fewer Foreigners are calling South Africa home

Foreign nationals typically follow one of two available immigration paths when deciding on living in the most Southern Republic. Those wanting to live and work in the country apply for either temporary or permanent residency.Apply for a free immigration assessment! Typically most applications are for temporary residency as it is slightly easier to come by and, says StatsS…

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Home Affair plans to make travelling across border posts easier

The minister specifically addressed the scenario where parents are unable to travel because of the provisions of the law instituted in 2014. Under the current law parents will not be able to travel with their children if one partner had disappeared or was being uncooperative. “The department cannot say in that regard we waive the regulations, because they must apply to ev…

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Business travellers and academics traveling to South Africa could qualify for 10-year visa

This new directive does however only apply to travellers who are passport holders of African countries. This special visa extension allows foreign nationals to enter and exit the country an unlimited number of times in a ten year period, subject certain conditions – one of which is that the holder’s visit should not be less than 90 days per entry. In an effort to regulate…

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Expats rate Durban ahead of Cape Town

Expats, who once sang the praises of the Mother City, have discovered that Durban is the place to be – rating shortly behind the Africa Region of Port Louise – the Mauritian capital. Mercer’s survey indicates that foreign, experienced and qualified professionals would rather work in Durban than anywhere else on the continent. Africa is far down the choice destinations ar…

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South Africa is attracting top notch professionals with the Critical Skills Work Visa

The South African government have also identified that in order to grow the country, on several levels, it is necessary to seek and employ professionals who will fill gaps in the labour force thereby creating jobs and providing experience mentors in a number of industries. In 2015 research found that migrants greatly stimulated both the international and local workforce a…

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