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 Africa courts International students

Gigaba’s announcement came after consultations he had with the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA), which was liaising with universities to identity students affected by the regulations. The waiver came as a solution to assist students, who would have been unable to write their examinations, or have been “declared undesirable when leaving the count…

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Relaxed South African Visa Rules must be implemented before the festive season

Tourism industry role players and international airlines on Wednesday called for the relaxed visa rules to be implemented before the busy tourist season starts. The tourism industry had said the requirements meant they were losing millions as tourists simply went to other countries. The relaxed rules coupled with the weakened Rand could entice tourists and benefit the s…

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Foreign nationals must have Valid Travel Documents or Face Deportation

"The South African government handed over the people to Zimbabwean government and since August they have been on remand in Zimbabwe, and as we are saying others would be repatriated again as soon as the Zimbabwe government finds funds for the exercise," Mwanza Immigration Boarder Post Spokesperson Pasqually Zulu said to Eyewitness News after reports were confirmed that mor…

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South Africa amongst Top 20 Best Countries to Raise a Family

Sunny skies, fresh air, a family orientated environment, pared with access to excellent schooling and affordable child and medical care, has contributed to the fact that the country ranks as the 18th best place in the world to raise a family. This is according to Expat Insider. The Expat Insider survey found the three most appealing destinations for worldwide expats to be…

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New Visa Regulations Make it Easier to Come to South Africa

According to the press statement issued by the Department, the law, as amended, will remain with adjustments to be made in the implementation thereof with the hopes of making it easier for visa applicants to comply with legislation. Applications by post The statement confirms that, “In terms of the decision, on the requirement for travellers to apply for visas in person,…

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New visa regulations for children a success says judge

"Ever since the visa regulations have come into force, the numbers of 'Hague abductions' have decreased," said KwaZulu-Natal High Court judge Kantharuby 'Kate' Pillay during her interview for the job of deputy judge president in the province on Thursday. She explained that her role is to work with the family advocate to co-ordinate and expedite disputes relating to childr…

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South Africa says Visa regulations are not the only reason for dwindling tourism figures

Gigaba instead criticised the local tourism sector for not doing enough to sell South Africa as a destination for visitors, adding that other factors, including a constrained global economy, had also contributed to the decline of tourism numbers. The outspoken Minister, who had stuck by his guns on the country’s controversial visa reforms, stopped short of outright critici…

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Lesotho and South Africa to enter into special visa agreement

Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, announced on 22 September South Africa’s undertaking to enter into a Lesotho special dispensation agreement after the conclusion of two days of talks with his Lesotho counterpart, Lekhetho Rakuoane. The reciprocal visit had the backing from President Jacob Zuma and Minister Gigaba paid a courtesy call on Lesotho Prime Minister, Pakali…

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“Get your immigration documents in order” Operation Fiela nets another 15 000 migrants

“In fact South Africa is actively seeking to attract professionals who are skilled and schooled in more than 200 occupations – of which a severe shortage of South African candidates have been indicated,” said Ragless of South Africa’s problem with undocumented migrants streaming into the country and being forcibly repatriated by south African government officials.” The in…

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Understanding the South African Nationality Law and how it affects your South African citizenship

Citizenship by birth According to Chapter 2 of the 1995 law, anyone who was considered to be a "citizen by birth" prior to the enactment of the law or who is born in the Republic on or after the enactment of the law is a citizen by birth. Also, a person is a "citizen by birth" if they can be considered a citizen by descent and at the time of birth at least one parent was:…

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