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.

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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Special Permit will End Deportation of Lesotho Nationals

The permit will document Basotho’s living and working in South Africa – keeping tabs on foreign nationals in South Africa – but also aiding their ease of movement through the South African Lesotho border posts and saving South Africa deportation fees of persons illegally in the Republic. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba last week confirmed that February 2016 was the ta…

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18 000 SA jobs lost due to Department’s slow permit processing

DA MP Michael Bagraim said to the Cape Argus that the lack in urgency while processing work visa applications in the past two years has resulted in the loss of 18 000 potential job opportunities created by skilled migrants. The criticism comes on the back of the tourism visa controversy, which made international headlines. Last week the DA raised alarm bells over the lack…

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Top Tips for Importing your Dog or Cat into South Africa

1. Does My Pet Need an Import Permit A veterinary import permit is needed to import Dogs & Cats into South Africa. • Non - quarantine import permit - valid for 6 months• Quarantine import permit - valid for +/- 10 days 2. Must My Pet Go Into Quarantine? • CATS: Cats are not routinely quarantined on arrival in South Africa. The cat must however have a valid import p…

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Top 10 Reasons Why South Africans Are Emigrating

People will always strive to improve their current conditions. This includes leaving one’s current environment for a better one.  South Africans are no exception and this need for an improved quality of life has for nearly two decades driven a massive surge in migration. South Africans seem to favour the political, economic and social stability of countries like Australia…

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