Those foreign students who have Appeal Applications pending-please read the below press release by the Department of Home Affairs- there is a provision for you, until the end of April 2015
“Dear Dr Jeffrey Mabelebele
Many people have started to question the role of the VFS in immigration to South Africa. As background, the Department of Home Affairs made the decision to outsource certain parts of the application process for obtaining a visa or permit for South African immigration.
The decision to outsource, was in line with that of governments all over the world, but with one big difference – whereas the international trend was to seek a third party provider only for applications made OUTSIDE of their borders, the South African DHA made the decision to outsource these functions INSIDE their borders. Read more VFS role in Immigration to South Africa ›
Critical Skills Category Profile: IT Professionals:
A scarce skill is a qualification or job for which there are too few qualified people in South Africa. South Africa’s skills shortage poses a significant limitation on the country’s long-term economic growth potential,so to address these shortages the Critical Skills Visa-which replaces the previous Quota and Exceptional skills work permits-is based around the applicant’s qualification sector and occupation. Read more Critical skills IT professionals-South Africa ›
Spain, Cyprus, Australia?Ever considered South Africa as a retirement destination? The Retiree friendly Visa and Permit application rules are making South Africa a real rival to traditional retirement destinations.
They used to say life began at 40, but now… it’s life beings at 60!
Those days of retirees seeing out their twilight years sitting on their couch and watching TV all day long, have become a distant memory. In fact retirees are now the target market for tourism companies and many other industries as retirees seek to ensure their retirement years are full of new experiences.
Does what you do for work make you jump out of bed on a Monday morning?
Or would you rather be somewhere else?
We all get into self-defeating routines that can rob us of our dreams and passions. We are afraid to try new things because we might fail and we all need to maintain a certain status among our peer groups.
Research shows that change — whatever it is — improves our mood and productivity.
Making the decision to apply for South African Work Permit application might just be the spark that ignites your flame for adventure.
Ever considered working in South Africa?
Working abroad allows you to escape your inhibitions and do things you might not have considered. From the moment you decide to move abroad, your life turns into a powerful mix of emotions – learning, improvising, dealing with the unexpected… All your senses sharpen up. Read more Work Permit application for South Africa ›
I’m not going to sugar coat it. South Africa has a huge unemployment rate.
The recent statistics are about 25% or around around 5.067 million people.
There are many South Africans without jobs.
However…There are currently as many as 829 800 unfilled jobs in South Africa for highly-skilled workers across a wide range of occupations in South Africa.
Adcorp warns that ‘South Africa’s skills shortage poses a significant limitation on the country’s long-term economic growth potential, with viable economic opportunities often rendered thereby unviable..”
Landing a job in South Africa can be quite difficult, but it is far from impossible, and in certain professions, dare I say it – relatively easy for those in the right professions.
An astronomer, a Biochemist and a farmer are on a plane together…
What could be mistaken as a lead up to a cliché old joke, is actually a very plausible scenario in relation to the South African Critical Skills Work Visa.
There are some qualifications which are classified as exceptional by the South African government, and that, coupled with the fact South Africa has a skill shortage in certain professions, resulted in the much appreciated landing of the new Work Visa termed the Critical Skills Work Visa, introduced May 2014 Read more Critical Skills Work Visa ›