Director: Head of Immigration and Mobility
Marisa’s areas of specialty include South African work permits, especially for employers with large groups of expatriates which requires short term employment service visas, unique dispensations or special waivers of work permit conditions. She provides a high-quality immigration service that is customized to an organization or individual’s specific needs and circumstances. Her solution based services extent to operating and managing a confidential payroll for various expatriate groups, obtained various SARS tax directives and rulings, Reserve Bank clearances for expatriates, foreign bank account payments and is passionate about finding more streamlined solutions.
Moeketsi Seboko , ex-KPMG and ex-Home Affairs, with more than 12 years’ experience in Immigration Consulting. Moeketsi consults to a large number of corporate clients across various industries specialising in bespoke solutions to meet various unique immigration challenges.
He is especially good at finding streamlined or technical solutions, on complex, high-volume or otherwise business critical applications. He has achieved expedited turnaround on a number of key client matters, corporate visa solutions, appeals on previously disallowed cases. He otherwise playing golf with clients and try to find every possible excuse – so please invite him if you are a playing partner short.
Bontle has over 11 years’ immigration experience with a Certificate in Office Administration. She strives to make the team’s lives easier by coordinating processes and deadlines and always a few balls in the air facilitating all applications. She is a natural individual with strong interpersonal, time and stress management skills. She loves interacting with clients and accompanies each applicant for submission of their visa application putting them at ease during a stressful time.
Pascalle is a highly-valued member of the team and serves as an Immigration Specialist, providing support to both corporate and individual clients with various immigration matters. Her specialties include all categories of work visas for professionals looking to work in South Africa.
With a background in marketing, Pascalle has an ‘out of the box’ approach to any situation and has a belief that all things are possible. Pascalle is fluent in French and English, and has an understanding of Afrikaans and Spanish.
Lerato is an Immigration Specialist at Work Permit South Africa and had the privilege of working for the Department of Home Affairs for more than 8 years. The opportunity afforded her the advantage of gaining a wealth of experience and understanding of South African Immigration law which included providing immigration advice and assistance to individuals and corporates. This enabled her to exercise discretion and confidentiality and also analytical and interpretative thinking as working in Immigration required a great deal of punctuality, advanced planning, ability to work within timeframes and reach deadlines, delegate work, and to lead people which she had embodied. Her education include a Diploma in Project Management, BBA Degree (cum laude), BBA Honours Degree and currently pursuing her Bcom Law Degree.
Tasia joined Xpatweb in 2016 and currently holds the position of Immigration Specialist. She has grown fond of the integral role she plays in assisting professionals with one of their biggest life decisions and takes pride in facilitating a smooth transition to South Africa whether on a temporary or permanent basis.
With a corporate background and strong communication and administration skills, Tasia facilitates all immigration matters meticulously and effectively.
Strategic Development Partner
Jerry Botha is the Strategic Development partner of Work Permit South Africa. He specialises in expatriate tax (South Africans abroad and Foreigners to Africa), employees’ taxation, expatriate package structuring, SARS rulings and per Africa country best practice. He has over 15 years of experience with expatriate policy best practice, executive compensation, international remuneration contracts, local and offshore incentive and share schemes and general best practice planning and compliance. He is qualified in United Kingdom taxes and has extensive experience on African taxes, compliance and planning.
Design and Creative Partner
Mariana Stander is the design and creative partner for Xpatweb. She provides specialist consulting services in all aspects involved with the cross-border management of expatriates, with specific reference to the optimisation and improvement of international mobility management processes, procedures and policies, enhancing the expatriate payroll process, and ensuring correct personal expatriate tax compliance for clients and their employees. She extensively consults with clients regarding their expanded geographical business reach in to the wider African continent, as well as in other parts of the world.