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South African Budget Speech 2017

South African Budget Speech 2017 On 22 February 2017, the South African government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/2018 was presented by Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance and the framework for the next three years was defined.

March 17th, 2017|Categories: SA Economy News|Tags: , , , |

Visa free travel from 1. April 2017 between Russia and South Africa

Visa free travel from 1. April 2017 between Russia and South Africa As of 1 April 2017, South Africans who are travelling to Russia without the intention of working, studying or living in the country will be free from visa requirements. Same applies to Russian citizens visiting South Africa for visiting purposes only, who will also be free from visa requirements in the future.

March 13th, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , |

Tristan da Cunha – A dot in the middle of the vast ocean

A dot in the middle of the vast ocean Despite my excellent geographical knowledge I had never heard of the place. Tristan da Cunha, GPS coordinates 37.1052° S, 12.2777° W, a tiny volcanic Island of roughly 200 km2 in the middle of the Atlantic ocean about 5 days sailing west of Cape Town.

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , |

Recent development of a new White Paper on International Migration in the South African parliament

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is currently developing a new White Paper on International Migration to Cabinet for approval on 31 March 2017. IBN wishes to report the meeting about the update regarding DHA’s progress to the South African National Assembly Committee on 14 February 2017 which took place in Cape Town, South Africa. Or according to the words Mr Mkuseli Apleni Director General at the DHA, used: The aim of the presentation was twofold, on the one hand keeping the Committee in the loop regarding the development of the preliminary green paper as an interim stage of the white paper and on the other hand seeking input from the Committee for its draft. […]

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , , |

Current events in the race for Africa’s biggest economy

Current events in the race for Africa’s biggest economy Nigeria has been competing with South Africa for being the continent’s biggest economy since several years. Although they’re competitors, South Africa is the leading destination for Nigerians who wish to study or search for a job. That’s why South Africa aimed to smoothen the relationships and enlarge the mutual opportunities and therefore the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria has announced his decision to commence the issuance of five-year visas to Nigerian professionals, business people and other frequent flyers.

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Social life / others|Tags: , , |

Mozambique tightens laws on non-compliant companies and foreign workers

Mozambique tightens laws on non-compliant companies and foreign workers Mozambique has tightened their reign in terms of work permits and employer obligations. Immigration and Labour officials are now conducting regular audits of employers in certain areas of Mozambique, namely, the Cabo Delgado province.

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , , |