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.
Lisa du Buisson
Lisa is an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She has over 9 years immigration experience working mainly for international corporations including PwC and Fragomen where she practised in the role of Immigration Specialist with exposure to both the IT and Oil and Gas industries. Prior to that, she worked for a number of years in the legal field. She now joins Xpatweb as a manager in our immigration department.
Being an expatriate herself earlier in her career, she brings experience, knowledge and first-hand insight into the life and challenges of relocating abroad, affording her a deeper understanding of the immigration process. She starts just before 6 every morning, so we have a little early bird in our midst now.
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.
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.
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.
Byron started his career in business development with an international construction company, Skanska. He then moved into programming and worked within the non-destructive testing industry, developing internal systems from the ground up, and was also instrumental in developing an industries professional body database. He has 7 years’ experience in database design, programming and user interface design. His focus has specifically been on solving general business process using web based technologies. He has designed, built and implemented various internal, external and web based systems in numerous industries.
Formerly an IT enthusiast, holds an Intermediate Diploma in Computer Software Applications also has vast experience in Office Administration. A keen and positive learner with a flexible attitude regarding goal direction and the planning and accomplishment of objectives.
General Office Manager
Sally-Anne Smit has been part of the team since early 2012. She is the General Office Manager, and is responsible for the day to day running of the office, and assists the other team members when needed.