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#RecruitmentFocus: Call for comment on draft regulations for Employment of Foreign Nationals
#RecruitmentFocus: Call for comment on draft regulations for Employment of Foreign Nationals

Towards the end of 2018, discussions arose around the impending implementation of Section 8 of the Employment Services Act pertaining to the employment of foreign nationals...

10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!
#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!

Large corporates and multinationals are keeping a close eye on developments from the Department of Home Affairs. 2019 promises a number of changes in the Immigration Act which will impact the way business can attract and retain expat resources...

By Marisa Jacobs 8 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal
#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Home Affairs seeks legal advice to enforce Fireblade court order
Home Affairs seeks legal advice to enforce Fireblade court order

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says there is no policy framework that can enable the department to formalise an arrangement to enable Fireblade Aviation to have immigration services at the VVIP terminal at OR Tambo International Airport...

7 Nov 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Revoking Gupta citizenship ill-advised at this stage
Revoking Gupta citizenship ill-advised at this stage

Revoking the Gupta family's citizenship and Ajay Gupta's permanent residence would be ill-advised as investigations, and possible prosecution, on how these documents were obtained were yet to be concluded...

18 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Gupta naturalisation probe resumes
Gupta naturalisation probe resumes

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs is set to resume the investigation into the process followed in the naturalisation of the Gupta family...

9 Oct 2018

Truck driver to appear in court for transporting illegal immigrants
Truck driver to appear in court for transporting illegal immigrants

The driver of a truck that was transporting 87 illegal immigrants intercepted at the Polokwane control centre on Wednesday, is expected to appear before the Polokwane High Court on Monday...

14 Sep 2018

Photo: Bold Africa
SA participates in ICJ hearings on Chagos Islands

South Africa is participating in the oral hearings by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of Britain's claim to the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean...

4 Sep 2018

Call for naturalisation applicants to update details
Call for naturalisation applicants to update details

The Department of Home Affairs has called on all foreign nationals who have applied for citizenship through naturalisation to approach offices where they lodged their applications so that they can urgently update their contact details...

3 Aug 2018

SA court revokes Grace Mugabe's diplomatic immunity
SA court revokes Grace Mugabe's diplomatic immunity

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on Monday noted the judgement setting aside the decision to grant diplomatic immunity to the former First Lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe...

30 Jul 2018

Families are still required to carry unabridged birth certificates
Families are still required to carry unabridged birth certificates

Despite a recent announcement by the Department of Home Affairs that their modernisation drive would eliminate the need for unabridged birth certificates, parents travelling with children are still required to carry one...

17 Jul 2018

Visa scam: 51 stranded in China
Visa scam: 51 stranded in China

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says it working with Chinese authorities to help the stranded South African citizens, who are victims of a visa scam...

21 Jun 2018

Travellers urged to comply with SA's import regulations
Travellers urged to comply with SA's import regulations

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called all international travellers, who will be visiting South Africa during the June and July school holidays, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

18 Jun 2018

Embassy law, diplomatic and immigration legal services offered by Europlaw Group
Embassy law, diplomatic and immigration legal services offered by Europlaw Group

Europlaw Group, operating mostly in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, is recognised as one of the pre-eminent law firms practicing in the area of international, embassy, diplomatic and immigration law...

Issued by Europlaw 6 Jun 2018

Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional Court
Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional Court

In an important victory for the rights of asylum seekers, the Constitutional Court has found that their temporary permits must automatically be extended while their case is under judicial review...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 30 May 2018

The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy
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 24 May 2018

Review of visas for Israelis to be raised at Cabinet
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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

Boris Dzhingarov
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
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
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

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