The cost of living in South Africa: How does it compare? (2022)

cost of living in south africaThe cost of living in South Africa is renowned for being more affordable than many other major countries in the world.

But just how much more affordable is it?

That’s the question we’re looking to answer today. We’re going to do this by comparing South Africa’s cost of living to that of four other nations – the UK, the USA, Germany, and the  Netherlands. Read more The cost of living in South Africa: How does it compare? (2022)

What’s the deal with existing PR applications?

The Department of Home Affairs is notorious for taking their time with permanent residency applications. PR applicants often wait years on outcomes!

South Africa’s lockdown has slowed down the process even more. This situation has caused applicants with PR applications in the system an enormous amount of stress and anxiety.

It doesn’t help that communication from Home Affairs is virtually non-existent!

Unfortunately, we can’t tell you how long Home Affairs is going to take to process applications. However, we can give you some insights into PR applications and the way forward. Read more What’s the deal with existing PR applications?

‘Critical skills’ graduates can apply for SA permanent residency!

UPDATE: With the release of the 2022 critical skills list, Home Affairs also withdrew the Ministerial Waiver (2016) that granted PR to graduates from South African tertiary institutions in a critical skills areas as described in this article. You’ll have to follow the usual visa application process to gain South African 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. Read more ‘Critical skills’ graduates can apply for SA permanent residency!

Working in South Africa: IT

Many of our clients want to work in IT in South Africa. You probably do too. That’s why you’re on this page.

And that’s also why we’re going tell you more about the IT industry in South Africa, share what you could earn, show you how to find jobs, and tell you what work visa is the most suitable. Read more Working in South Africa: IT

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)

Joining family in South Africa: A visa guide

Families are scattered across the globe these days. Sometimes, though, it gets too much. What grandparent doesn’t want to see their grandchildren grow up?

Thankfully, South Africa’s immigration regulations allow grandparents to reunite with their children and grandchildren.

Our Immigration Act also provides opportunity for spouses, life partners and children to join their immediate South African family member or members in SA. The same goes for siblings of South Africans and the immediate family members of foreign nationals moving to SA. Read more Joining family in South Africa: A visa guide