Working in South Africa: Is SA a good place to work? (Plus 6 other questions)

working in south africa

Considering living and working in South Africa? Then you probably have a lot of questions.

It’s quite normal too! After all, you’ll move yourself and perhaps even a family to a brand-new country. A country that maybe you haven’t even visited.

To help you get some clarity, we’ve answered seven common questions about working in South Africa. Read more Working in South Africa: Is SA a good place to work? (Plus 6 other questions)

#COVID19 and South Africa: Travel bans and more in effect

On Sunday, 15 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a national state of disaster has been declared in South Africa in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

While we are still waiting on clarification from the Department of Home Affairs on some matters, the information below is correct at the time of writing. We will update this article as information is released, but please follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn for updates as it happens. Read more #COVID19 and South Africa: Travel bans and more in effect

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

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