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Foreigners in limbo about their visa status for South Africa

On 26 March 2020 the South African government published directions in terms of regulations of the Disaster Management act of 2002 as a response to the global covid-19 pandemic. One particular section with severe consequences is section 5 where it stipulates that foreigners with temporary residence for South Africa, but residing in high risk countries as per the date of publication, have their visas revoked. The list of high-risk countries at the time consisted of the USA, UK, South Korea, Italy Iran...

2020-05-29T15:34:38+01:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Immigration, International, SA Economy News|

For the future traveler

Covid-19's been having such a severe impact on the world. We witnessed how other countries were infected and the impact it had on them, not realizing that soon it would be something we would face as well. South Africa was in total shock and individuals went into a panic state when President Ramaphosa announced a national disaster and a complete lockdown of the country on 15 March 2020. All our employees were faced with different fears and obstacles. Some had to travel far to go and be with their families who are in ...

2020-04-30T14:33:23+01:00Apr 30th, 2020|Categories: Immigration, Legal Development, SA Economy News|

From the founder’s desk – Personal freedom during lockdown and observations on freedom day

After 5 weeks of one of the harshest lockdowns worldwide, South Africa will start opening up to economic activity from 1 May. Although, I was relieved when our president did not extend the hard lockdown in one of his regular TV appearances, I am not sure, if our lives will change at...

2020-04-30T08:20:36+01:00Apr 29th, 2020|Categories: Governments, SA Economy News, Social life / others|Tags: , , , |

From the founder’s desk – An update on COVID-19

I thought long and hard what to share with you in this edition, could there be anything besides COVID–19 of interest? I could not come up with anything really. However, if you are looking for an overview about the various restrictions in place in some of the major African markets, then please continue reading. In this edition we focus on

2020-04-03T12:47:50+01:00Apr 3rd, 2020|Categories: International, SA Economy News|Tags: , , , , , , |

From the Founder’s desk

24 March 2020 South Africa will go into lockdown mode on early Friday, 27th of March until the 16th of April. Foreigners who are currently in South Africa might be stuck here for a while. The German Government has chartered planes to fly stranded tourists’ home, but I am not sure what other governments are doing regarding their citizens.

2020-03-24T10:45:46+00:00Mar 24th, 2020|Categories: SA Economy News, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , |

The ripple effects of COVID-19 on the world

The President of South Africa announced yesterday that a national state of disaster has been declared with an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). It is important to note that we are still awaiting official directive confirming and specifying what the president said on Sunday 15th March.

2020-03-16T16:09:17+00:00Mar 16th, 2020|Categories: Governments, Legal Development, SA Economy News|Tags: , , , |