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.
Africa Immigration Series (AIS) - Introducing BOTSWANA Africa Immigration Series (AIS) is a series of articles to be published on our blog frequently. Each article will explore the Africa’s expat mobility landscape and a brief overview of the current economic situation and investment opportunities. Our next country article focuses on Botswana
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.
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.
Changes to make it easier for tourists, business people and academia to come to South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a package last week to stimulate the slow South African economy. The current restrictive visa regulations came into focus and Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba announced the following on 25 September 2018: