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 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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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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