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The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy

The work permit process can be time-consuming and even painful, depending on your permit categorisation. One question often asked is whether an expatriate should consider a Permanent Residency application sooner, effectively lifting the expatriate's status above the noise of normal work permit requirements...

By Marisa Jacobs 21 hours ago

Review of visas for Israelis to be raised at Cabinet

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will take proposals to impose more stringent visa requirements on Israelis traveling to South Africa, to Cabinet, for consideration...

16 May 2018

Home Affairs to enforce legal immigrant employment

Companies may expect "a knock on the door" from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment practices of immigrant workers, Director from the DHA's Corporate Account Unit, Ben Makhalemele has warned...

By Tasia Brummer 26 Apr 2018

Electronic SA visa applications to curb fake permits

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the department will this year introduce an electronic visa application system in order to curb fraudulent permits from foreign nationals...

28 Mar 2018

Survey on constitutional, human rights released

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has released the Baseline Survey's final sample, which will provide government, civil society and the public with vital information in order to assess where South Africans stand on constitutional and human rights awareness...

27 Mar 2018

How to fill SA's immediate skills gap

A new report compiled by expatriate solutions provider Xpatweb, titled Critical Skills Survey Results 2017, confirms that local companies are hard pressed to find the right expertise to achieve their corporate goals...

By Marisa Jacobs 18 Jan 2018

Why does having a second passport matter?

Ask anyone who has tried to travel, work or move overseas and they will quickly tell you about the drawbacks of having a single passport...

12 Dec 2017

Sharp rise in people jumping SA ship

South African computer programmer Dennis Bartlett says his decision to emigrate was a "no-brainer"...

By Katharine Child 4 Dec 2017

Proposed emigration laws need input

The White Paper for South African Migration was released on 28 July 2017 by the Department of Home Affairs. It aims to improve the management, security and influx and out flux of foreign and local nationals within South Africa and the current regimes thereof...

By Tasia Brummer 30 Aug 2017

What you need to know about employing expatriates in SA

The rules and best practice for employing a foreign national in South Africa are significantly different for them than normal employees...

By Marisa Jacobs 12 Jul 2017

The pros and cons of immigrants entering the West

As the world looks into how to help fix the refugee problem around the globe, analysts explain that there are several pros and cons of immigrants entering the West...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 May 2017

Europlaw Group offers diplomatic, embassy and immigration law to foreign embassies in SA

Through effective collaboration and facilitation with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and various foreign embassies, Europlaw is now able to offer the following professional services...

Issued by Europlaw 29 May 2017

Renewing general work visas challenging in South Africa

General work visas are proving virtually impossible to renew, since the implementation of the current immigration laws on 26 May 2014, when the Department of Labour took on a more significant role in the process...

By Stefanie de Saude 29 May 2017

Minister Gigaba: Migrants entitled to protection

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says individuals visiting, transiting and residing in the territory of a country are entitled to the protection of the host country...

20 Mar 2017

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