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.

Tourism industry survived holiday season amid fears of negative impact by visa regulation

Tourists are still arriving in South Africa in numbers, despite fears the country's visa regulations would scare off travellers. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says foreign arrivals during the festive season were 7.6 percent higher than the same period a year ago. However, some 1,700 foreign children were turned away from South Africa over the festive season, for no…

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Thousand More Foreign Nationals now live in South Africa legally

According to Statistician-General Pali Lehohla the categories of those granted permanent status were relatives with 2 613, 1 228 received work permits, 164 were refugees, 41 wanted to do business and 90 were retired people. “A total of 63% came from Africa; the remainder from overseas,” he said on Tuesday, releasing statistics on documented immigrants for 2014. “The medi…

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South Africa most popular tourist destination for multi-millionaires

Cape Town, Johannesburg, Umhlanga, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, the Kruger National Park (mainly around Sabi Sands) and the Garden Route (mainly around Knysna) are attracting wealthy foreigners, claims a new survey by New World Wealth. In the same time period, Africa welcomed approximately 43,000 foreign multi-millionaire visitors. A “multi-millionaire” is an individual wi…

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The importance of professional help with your visa as Mother gets banned from South Africa

“We strongly suggest that all visa applicants utilize the services of an immigration professional from the word ‘go’,” said immigration expert Robbie Ragless CEO of New World Immigration in response to the Cape Times article. His wife Kelly was granted a two-year spousal visa in 2013 and she applied to renew it on July 31. The couple had also informed Home Affairs of th…

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SA Department of Home Affairs reacts to complaints about visa regulations

In reaction to several compaints from UK-based travellers about South Africa’s travel regulations the South African Department of Home Affairs has said that reports of travellers from Brittain experiencing problems entering South Africa, because of immigration regulations, were “baseless and inaccurate”. “We wish to categorically state that these reports are baseless an…

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South African visa regulations: Tourists are being turned back home

A bride-to-be, Nadine Parent said to IOL that she will “kiss the ground” when she eventually lands at King Shaka International Airport on Tuesday after almost having to cancel her uMhlanga beach wedding on Wednesday because of South Africa’s visa requirements. Parent and her fiancé, Grant Hughes, both formerly from Durban, were not allowed to board an Ethiopian Airlines f…

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Boy who was banned from an SA flight

"You can all go without me," Riley told his family as he was denied boarding his flight to South Africa based on the fact that his surname is different to that of his mother’s. However, upon arriving to check in on at Manchester airport on Saturday, Turkish Airlines staff would not let Riley board the flight. Rachelle had her ID and Riley’s birth certificate to prove thei…

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Top 10 Effects of a Weak SA Rand

1. Unemployment increases. The mines have recently laid off workers because of the slide in Commodity prices; the sharp fall in commodities now may record less activity and signal another round of job cuts. 2. Imported goods are expected to cost more, this is not only luxury goods, it includes much of the finished goods that we consume daily ranging from technology to til…

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Controversial South Africa Visa regulations remain during festive season

According to the newly released press statement, issued by the Department, minors travelling to and from South Africa will still be required to present an unabridged birth certificate over the festive season. While the law, which came into effect earlier this year, has been met with harsh criticism Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba remains convinced that the strict c…

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South African Home Affairs Blame Ebola, not Visa Rules, for Loss in Tourism

In October local travel industry role players again criticized the minister’s stringent visa rules which they said had caused a sharp drop in tourists – especially those from China who are now required to make long trips to South African embassies and consulates in designated cities to acquire visas. The tourism industry estimates that the rules, drawn up and staunchly de…

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