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.
Nombuso Buthelezi holds a National Diploma in Hospitality Management and Sciences. She has worked in the hospitality industry for a period of two years specializing in customer service.
She has spent the past 6 years working for mining head-quarters in various roles including receptionist, admin assistant and a personal assistant.
Busisiwe has been in the Immigration Industry for three years and has sufficient knowledge of Immigration Law and procedures. She has come across different scenarios and knows how to advise accordingly and provides the best solution proposals to clients. She builds dependable relationships with clients to maintain their loyalty over a long period of time and creates communication plans to keep the clients up to date with the developments and progress of their applications.
Alishia joined the Xpatweb team as a Project Implementor. She completed her BA Fine Arts degree in 2017 which is intimately linked with her passion for expression. Her creativity and idealism reward her work with compassion wherever she goes.
Her personality might be perceived as reserved, but she has communication qualities that allow her to deeply connect with others and easily create systems of symbols to share ideas. She benefits from a far-reaching vision.
Thabo earned his Paralegal Studies and registered as Immigration Practitioner in South Africa. He has been working in junior roles within local and global corporates as Immigration Consultant and Global Mobility Coordinator. He joined the Xpatweb team and is looking forward to gaining further knowledge and pass his experience to the team.
Tarissa completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. She has experience in offering client services and solutions in the immigration sphere for various countries in sub-Saharan Africa. She speaks fluent Portuguese and some Spanish as well. She is originally from Brazil and has relocated to South Africa to join her husband.