South Africa Work Permit from India

south africa work permit from indiaHave you been offered a job in South Africa?

Is your company transferring you to their South African branch?

Are you looking for a work opportunity in South Africa?

South Africa’s rainbow nation boasts of many different nationalities that have made our beautiful country their home.

One of the biggest pools of talent has come from India and below we look at obtaining a South Africa work permit from India and answer some of the most common questions. Read more South Africa Work Permit from India

‘Critical skills’ graduates have a quicker route to SA permanent residency

Are you a foreign national studying in South Africa? Keen to live in South Africa permanently after completing your studies?

You stand a good chance of doing so if you’re studying in a critical skills area!

The Department of Home Affairs allows students in critical skills areas to apply for permanent residency immediately after completing their studies, with many of the usual requirements set aside.

Continue reading to find out more. Read more ‘Critical skills’ graduates have a quicker route to SA permanent residency

DHA scrapping visitor visas to South Africa for 7 countries plus 3 more major changes in the pipeline


The Department of Home Affairs is introducing a number of changes that’ll make it easier for people to travel to South Africa.

The Minister and Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Hon. Njabulo Bheka Nzuza respectively, announced these changes during the Home Affairs Budget Vote on 10 July. Read more DHA scrapping visitor visas to South Africa for 7 countries plus 3 more major changes in the pipeline

Now is the time to buy property in Cape Town!

Just last year, it was a seller’s market in Cape Town. Today, things look much differently. The past month we’ve been seeing headlines such as ‘Property prices in popular Cape Town areas decrease’ and ‘Cape Coastal property lag benefits holiday investors’.

The price decrease has hit all the areas most popular with local and foreign property investors – from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Southern Suburbs. Read more Now is the time to buy property in Cape Town!

Overstaying your visa in South Africa

It used to be that anyone found guilty of overstaying their South African visa was slapped with a fine of up to R3000.

Then in 2014 the immigration legislation changed and much harsher penalties replaced the overstay fine. These penalties, still in effect today, was an ‘undesirable person’ status and a ban on entering South Africa.

Surprisingly, some people still think that paying a fine is the only penalty for overstaying a visa. You can imagine the chaos these people are dumped into when receiving a ban of up to 5 years. Read more Overstaying your visa in South Africa

DHA restricts short-term work authorization to 180 days per year

The Department of Home Affairs has issued a directive that restricts short-term work authorization (the Section 11(2) endorsement to visitor’s visa) to 180 days per calendar year.

Additionally, renewals within South Africa will be limited to only one per year, and a ‘cooling off’ period will be applied to prevent applicants from immediately applying for a successive 11(2) endorsement from abroad. Read more DHA restricts short-term work authorization to 180 days per year