Retiring to South Africa: A guide for migrants

retiring to south africaRetiring to South Africa has always been popular with foreign nationals from Europe, America and the UK. Some people only come for a couple of months at a time, while others make their stay permanent.

Usually enquiries about retired visas spike as soon as the Northern Hemisphere’s winter starts arriving.

Seeing as it’s that time of year again, we thought we’d share information that’ll come in handy for your South African retirement.

We’re going to cover:

  • Retired visa requirements
  • Transferring money to South Africa.
  • Finding and buying a home.
  • Healthcare in South Africa.

Read more Retiring to South Africa: A guide for migrants

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!