Legal Articles and Guides
SA’s immigration landscape has changed drastically over the past 18 months, bringing with it a host of new hurdles that have become a nightmare for businesses to navigate.
The Western Cape High Court has granted a second chance to Robert Arthur – declared a ‘prohibited person’ by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) – to have his status reconsidered after it emerged that the reason for the declaration was based on an error.
The decision by the Minister of Home Affairs to terminate the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit programme has been declared unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid, reports GroundUp.
The SCA has dismissed the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) order which stripped South Africans living abroad of their citizenship. It ruled that legislation, which led to the loss of SA citizenship when acquiring other citizenship, was irrational and unconstitutional.
The Standing Committee on Finance, Economic Opportunities & Tourism has secured confirmation from the Department of Home Affairs that it will appear before the Western Cape legislature to explain the delays in implementing a remote working visa.
The Department of Home Affairs says it has started laying the groundwork for new visa types to be introduced in SA, in a bid to attract skilled workers.
A major overhaul of SA’s visa regime is needed, and during his upcoming investment conference, President Cyril Ramaphosa should address the issue, according to Business Leadership SA (BLSA), reports Fin24.
A Russian woman who was declared a prohibited person after she was found in possession of a fraudulent work visa, has won her court bid against the Department of Home Affairs with costs, to remain in the country pending her application for status.
With the number of South Africans emigrating reported to have soared, many are applying for foreign citizenship over permanent residence to cease tax residency in SA –and so avoid paying tax here while living and working in another country.
The Constitutional Court has agreed to hear a cry for help from jailed Ethiopian human rights activist Beneyam Deselegn Ashebo, who is detained at Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria because he is in SA illegally.
South African Nationals are looking at acquiring a second citizenship and passport for their families and themselves in record numbers. A second citizenship and passport can be for immediate use or as a “plan B”.
Australia is a very attractive destination for many South Africans who are considering moving abroad. Located in the southern hemisphere, both nations have similar climates with mild winters and long, delightful summers.
SA’s passport power went up in the past year as Egypt can now be accessed visa-free, reports the Daily Maverick. South Aficans can now visit 106 destinations visa-free – out of 227 measured by Henley & Partners for its annual passport ranking and Global Mobility Report.
The Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Holders Association (Zepha) heads to court this week seeking an urgent interdict to stop banks and schools in SA from harassing Zimbabweans who are under threat of deportation once the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) system expires in 2023.
The Department of Home Affairs is facing another lawsuit relating to the looming termination of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP).