Plugging the gaps in SA’s scarce skills supply

South Africa is haemorrhaging high-skilled ICT professionals – here’s where they’re going

A dire shortage of highly skilled engineers and ICT professionals is severely constraining the growth of South Africa’s high technology sector to the detriment of job creation and economic growth, says Pierre le Roux, group managing director of technology solutions provider, Moyo Business Advisory (MBA).

Department of Home Affairs clamping down on illegal immigrant employment

It is now a matter of when and not if companies employing foreign nationals will be audited by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The arrest of at least 25 illegal foreign nationals at the beginning of May by the Cape Town Police, accompanied by officials from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), sparked a […]

The Importance of South African Permanent Residency to your Expatriate / HR Strategy

The work permit process can be time consuming and even painful, depending on your permit categorisation. One question often asked is whether an expatriate should consider a Permanent Residency application sooner, effectively lifting the expatriate’s status above the noise of normal work permit requirements. We found that there can be a significant upside however, depending […]

25 illegal immigrants nabbed for contravening Immigration Act

At least 25 illegal foreign nationals has been arrested for contravening the Immigration Act, Cape Town Police said on Thursday.

Is an African passport the right solution to SA’s immigration problems?

SA looking at ways to simplify travelling with minors: Gigaba

Home Affairs wants to simplify the current requirements of travelling with minors, which requires a person travelling to and from South Africa to have an unabridged birth certificate, said Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Immigration Engagements Accountant to Compliment Business Visa Service

Applying for Business Visa in South Africa can be both time-consuming and complex. Amendments to the Immigration Act No.13 of 2002 make it possible for an Immigration Engagements Accountant to issue certificates for Business Visa purposes. Whereas before only registered CA(SA) could perform this function.

Department of Home Affairs To Enforce Legal Immigrant Employment

Companies may expect “a knock on the door” from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment practices of immigrant workers, Director from the DHA’s Corporate Account Unit, Ben Makhalemele has warned.

Employing Expatriates? Duties and obligations of South African Employers

Employers are often hard pressed to find the necessary (and scarce) skills to fill selected roles within their organisation. Time and again employers turn to the international labour market to seek individuals possessing the required skillsets to support and sustain the needs of the organisation.