SA Migration Newsletter
03 / 2024
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SA Migration International was created out of the need for a specialist organization to assist people wishing to immigrate, volunteer, work, bring family, study or open businesses in South Africa.

We will guide you through the entire process to require the appropriate permit. Once we confirm that you will qualify for the visa, we will guarantee you a successful application. This is normally done in the first consultation - which is for free.
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28. Jan. 2024 Businesstech

The number of chartered accountant candidates in South Africa is decreasing, while others are choosing to pursue opportunities in first-world countries ` contributing to the ongoing talent and skills shortage within the industry in the country. The Department of Home Affairs periodically releases a Critical Skills list to attract foreign professionals with locally scarce skills into South Africa to resolve economic bottlenecks resulting from skill shortages. Three updates have been made to the Critical Skills list over the last two years: February 2022, August 2022, and ` most recently ` October 2023. In the latest edition of the Critical Skills list, Accountancy, specifically auditing and financial analysis, is in high demand in South Africa. Speaking to eNCA, the education and training manager at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), Karl Smith, said that one of the reasons for this decline in qualified accountants is the negative perception of the profession.
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22. Jan. 2023 Engineering News

Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) announced on Monday that December had seen a monthly record number of two-way international passengers passing through Cape Town International Airport (CTIA). These passengers numbered 317 000. The previous record, set in January 2020, had been 290 000. It was estimated that these 317 000 travellers had boosted the Western Cape economy by almost R1.9-billion in direct tourism spending. This helped economic growth and preserved jobs.
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26. Jan. 2024 EWN

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said it was exciting to see that people across the globe still rated the Mother City as one of the top global destinations to visit. CAPE TOWN - Cape Town has been ranked the second-best city to visit in 2024 amid a list of 50 cities globally. New York tops the list of rankings stemming from an extensive survey of 20,000 global travellers. Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said it was exciting to see that people across the globe still rated the Mother City as one of the top global destinations to visit. He said that the ranking would elevate Cape Town`s tourism record. `This is wonderful news for Cape Town`s tourism economy, which has just seen record numbers of visitors from overseas visiting our city. Two point nine million in 2023 and 317,000 overseas visitors just in December 2023.`
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28. Jan. 2024 Moneyweb

SA is unable to handle the volume of applications that much smaller countries process in far less time and with far fewer resources. A Home Affairs directive issued in December tells short-term visitors planning to extend their 90-day visas they may have to leave by 29 February. South Africa, and the Western Cape in particular, stands to lose billions of rands in investment and tourism revenue because of visa backlogs at the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). A DHA directive in December warns that the visa department is so backlogged with applications that visitors on 90-day visas planning to extend them for another 90 days will have to leave the country by 29 February unless they receive their visa renewals by 23 February. This means a potentially foreshortened stay for the so-called ‘swallows’, many of them property and business investors in SA, who migrate to SA to escape the northern hemisphere winter.
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11. Jan. 2024 Pretoria News

As we start the new year, more than two million South Africans are still awaiting Home Affairs to unblock their identity documents and thus “unblock their lives”. The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, in September reserved judgment in an application by Lawyers for Human Rights and several other civic organisations in which it challenged the conduct of Home Affairs to block certain people’s IDs, leaving them in the cold.
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22. Jan. 2023 Sifted

More and more Berlin VCs and founders are flocking to the sunny South African city. But what’s taking them there? On any given week wandering along Torstraße, a long street in Berlin’s Mitte neighbourhood, you’re bound to run into a VC or founderor three. In January, however, the streets are conspicuously quiet. That’s because many startup Berliners fly south for the winter to Cape Town. It’s evolved into something of an annual outpost. German VCs, founders and creators are now to be found there every winter: kitesurfing, sunbathing, networking and working on their startup ideas.
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