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Re-opening of application process for Zimbabwean special permits

Re-opening of application process for Zimbabwean special permits The re-opening of the application process for current Zimbabwean Special Permit holders has been approved by the cabinet, under certain conditions, according to Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, on Thursday 3rd August 2017.

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , |

White Paper on Immigration released by South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs, July 2017

On 28 July 2017 the South African Government has released its anticipated White Paper on Immigration that provides a policy framework for comprehensive review and overhaul of South Africa’s immigration system and the introduction of significant changes over the next two years. Some of the significant statements are: If you wish to apply for citizenship based on years in South Africa – do it fast. If you wish to set up an own business or are highly skilled – South Africa explicitly wants you. If you are a foreign student, studying a critical skills subject, you are welcome and desired to stay. In the past, the policy of South Africa’s international migration was set out in the 1999 White Paper on International Migration, which was implemented through the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002) and partly through the Refugees Act, 1998 (Act No. 130 of 1998). The Department of Home Affairs has identified this past approach as being largely static and limited to compliance rather than to management of international migration strategically. As a result, there has been a lack of proactive management of international migration and this does not advance the national security and development agenda of the country. […]

The new France and its role in global politics – Speech by the new french ambassador to South Africa

The new France and its role in global politics - Speech by the new french ambassador to South Africa IBN PRESENT AT THE SPEECH BY THE NEW FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH AFRICA, MR CHRISTOPHE FARNAUD, ON “THE NEW FRANCE AND ITS ROLE IN GLOBAL POLITICS”

July 14th, 2017|Categories: Social life / others|Tags: , , , |

WE MADE IT! – Introducing 4-Heaven Guesthouse in Somerset West

WE MADE IT! - Introducing 4-Heaven Guesthouse in Somerset West In our blog-series “WE MADE IT” we introduce our clients and their companies. Usually emigrants and company founders come to South Africa with a vision. This time we interviewed Brigitta Schmidlin and Franz Kunz, who gave us a little insight on how it is like to move from Switzerland to South Africa and how they started their guesthouse 4-Heaven in Somerset West.

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

Canada opens pilot program to facilitate issuance of work permits for skilled workers

Canada opens pilot program to facilitate issuance of work permits for skilled workers The Canadian government has announced the entry into force of a new pilot program last June 12, 2017, Global Skills Strategy (GSS), aimed at facilitating the issuance of work permits. Applicants who qualify are those under the International Mobility Program (IMP) and the Global Talent Stream (GST).

July 10th, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , , |

IBN present at the official launch of CiaoSA by the Ambassador of Italy to South Africa

IBN present at the official launch of CiaoSA by the Ambassador of Italy to South Africa The 14th of June 2017 represents a milestone for the Italian business community in Cape Town. It was the day that the Italian Ambassador appointed in South Africa - Mr Pier Giovanni Donnici - welcomed the Italian community in his home in Bishopscourt to publicly give his support to the launch of a new Italian business club named CiaoSA.

June 19th, 2017|Categories: Social life / others|Tags: , , |