Sponsors wanted for the Cape Epic 2017

The top German Mountainbiking Marathon team, Centurion-Vaude, consisting of both German and Austrian national champions, is looking for a sponsor for its South African activities. Most urgently, the team requires a sponsor for the Cape Epic race in March 2017.

January 12th, 2017|Categories: Social life / others, Uncategorised|Tags: , , |

FIPSA membership exams

For many years both Home Affairs and Immigration Advisors have been working on building a professional relationship with one another. Subsequent to the introduction of the latest immigration Act in 2014, the Forum of Immigration Practioners (FIPSA) was founded and became a registered institution with the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

December 12th, 2016|Categories: Immigration, Uncategorised|Tags: , , |

Property news in South Africa

In a recent article by Dr Andrew Golding, it is evident that Cape Town’s property market outperforms the rest of South Africa. saCape Town’s coastline and mountains act as a major constraint on the city’s ability to expand, which goes some way towards explaining the out performance of the Cape housing market.

The bureaucracy of bringing in foreign labour into Ghana

I have been assisting a number of different corporate clients with short and long term work permits for Ghana this year. Irrespective of the duration of the assignment, the process is more or less similar and rather bureaucratic and expensive.

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Immigration, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , |

Home Affairs streamlines birth certificates to ease minor travel

From Tuesday, 1 November the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) issues only one birth certificate for all newborns stating both their maternal and paternal birth details. Previously there were two versions of the birth certificate, an abridged (issued for new-borns up until 2013) and an unabridged birth certificate detailing both parents’ details (issued to all new-borns since 2014).

Apply for your smart ID card at your nearest bank

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba announced on Tuesday that South African citizens will be able to apply for and collect their Smart ID cards in at Home Affairs kiosks in their banks from April 2015. So far Standard Bank, Nedbank and First National Bank had signed memoranda of understanding with the department for the pilot project. Smart ID card – picture source: http://mybroadband.co.za To undertake this process, the department is going to link their system to those banks. It will also be possible to take the biometric photograph, automated fingerprint, and electronic signature there. […]

February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , , |