Bank accounts in South Africa – some practical comments Quite often foreigners are struggling with bank accounts getting blocked due to invalid visas. This often happens when visa extensions are taking longer than expected, the original visa has expired and one is waiting for Home Affairs to process the extension.
South Africa: First Amendment of the Immigration Regulations of 2014 – no major changes – yet During all our engagements with the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa during the past months, it was made clear that they are working on new legislation as well as regulations but such could should only be expected after our general elections in April 2019.
WE MADE IT! - Introducing ikapadata For our interview series “We made it!”, we share our clients’ success stories in South Africa. This month we would like to introduce you to Jan Schenk the founder and director of ikapadata, a survey research company based in Cape Town. Jan relocated from Germany to South Africa and started ikapadata which is specialized in running complex face-to-face surveys in difficult-to-access areas in Southern Africa with the help of mobile data collection technology and offers other research services. IBN had the pleasure to find out more in this interview about Jan´s relocation, business and life in South Africa.
South African Investment Summit and Immigration Legislation: 3 ideas to boost investment in the immediate future
South African Investment Summit and Immigration Legislation: 3 ideas to boost investment in the immediate future The South Africa focused investment summit has just been concluded and the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that 290 billion Rand in investment was pledged by various South African companies for the upcoming 5 to 10 years. In addition, 400 billion Rand in foreign investment was pledged by other states for the upcoming years.
South Africa Immigration Amendment Bill - what can be expected ? I was recently invited by WESGRO (Western Cape Trade Promotion agency) to participate as a speaker at an immigration workshop. During the workshop, Mr Ronny Marhule shared the most recent updates on the Department of Home Affairs plans for the upcoming Immigration Amendment Bill.
Permanent residence for South Africa Permanent residence in South Africa can be applied for in the following categories: Business Retirement Financial independence Five years of continuous employment in the Republic Critical Skills Spouse/child/parent/first step of kinship of a South African citizen or permanent resident