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Travellers urged to comply with SA's import regulations
Travellers urged to comply with SA's import regulations

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called all international travellers, who will be visiting South Africa during the June and July school holidays, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

18 Jun 2018

Embassy law, diplomatic and immigration legal services offered by Europlaw Group
Embassy law, diplomatic and immigration legal services offered by Europlaw Group

Europlaw Group, operating mostly in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, is recognised as one of the pre-eminent law firms practicing in the area of international, embassy, diplomatic and immigration law...

Issued by Europlaw 6 Jun 2018

Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional Court
Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional Court

In an important victory for the rights of asylum seekers, the Constitutional Court has found that their temporary permits must automatically be extended while their case is under judicial review...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 30 May 2018

The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy
The importance of 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...

By Marisa Jacobs 24 May 2018

Review of visas for Israelis to be raised at Cabinet
Review of visas for Israelis to be raised at Cabinet

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will take proposals to impose more stringent visa requirements on Israelis traveling to South Africa, to Cabinet, for consideration...

16 May 2018

Home Affairs to enforce legal immigrant employment
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...

By Tasia Brummer 26 Apr 2018

Electronic SA visa applications to curb fake permits
Electronic SA visa applications to curb fake permits

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the department will this year introduce an electronic visa application system in order to curb fraudulent permits from foreign nationals...

28 Mar 2018

Survey on constitutional, human rights released
Survey on constitutional, human rights released

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has released the Baseline Survey's final sample, which will provide government, civil society and the public with vital information in order to assess where South Africans stand on constitutional and human rights awareness...

27 Mar 2018

How to fill SA's immediate skills gap
How to fill SA's immediate skills gap

A new report compiled by expatriate solutions provider Xpatweb, titled Critical Skills Survey Results 2017, confirms that local companies are hard pressed to find the right expertise to achieve their corporate goals...

By Marisa Jacobs 18 Jan 2018

Why does having a second passport matter?
Why does having a second passport matter?

Ask anyone who has tried to travel, work or move overseas and they will quickly tell you about the drawbacks of having a single passport...

12 Dec 2017

Sharp rise in people jumping SA ship
Sharp rise in people jumping SA ship

South African computer programmer Dennis Bartlett says his decision to emigrate was a "no-brainer"...

By Katharine Child 4 Dec 2017

Proposed emigration laws need input
Proposed emigration laws need input

The White Paper for South African Migration was released on 28 July 2017 by the Department of Home Affairs. It aims to improve the management, security and influx and out flux of foreign and local nationals within South Africa and the current regimes thereof...

By Tasia Brummer 30 Aug 2017

What you need to know about employing expatriates in SA
What you need to know about employing expatriates in SA

The rules and best practice for employing a foreign national in South Africa are significantly different for them than normal employees...

By Marisa Jacobs 12 Jul 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The pros and cons of immigrants entering the West

As the world looks into how to help fix the refugee problem around the globe, analysts explain that there are several pros and cons of immigrants entering the West...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 May 2017

Europlaw Group offers diplomatic, embassy and immigration law to foreign embassies in SA
Europlaw Group offers diplomatic, embassy and immigration law to foreign embassies in SA

Through effective collaboration and facilitation with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and various foreign embassies, Europlaw is now able to offer the following professional services...

Issued by Europlaw 29 May 2017

Renewing general work visas challenging in South Africa
Renewing general work visas challenging in South Africa

General work visas are proving virtually impossible to renew, since the implementation of the current immigration laws on 26 May 2014, when the Department of Labour took on a more significant role in the process...

By Stefanie de Saude 29 May 2017

Minister Gigaba: Migrants entitled to protection
Minister Gigaba: Migrants entitled to protection

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says individuals visiting, transiting and residing in the territory of a country are entitled to the protection of the host country...

20 Mar 2017

Snowden's lawyer says extradition report is 'speculation'
Snowden's lawyer says extradition report is 'speculation'

Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer on Saturday dismissed a US report that Moscow was considering extraditing the NSA whistleblower as a "gift" to President Donald Trump...

13 Feb 2017

Top tech companies argue against Trump travel ban
Top tech companies argue against Trump travel ban

Dozens of top tech companies - including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter - have filed a joint legal brief arguing against President Donald Trump's travel ban...

8 Feb 2017

Clearing up the confusion: What travellers between SA and New Zealand need to know
Clearing up the confusion: What travellers between SA and New Zealand need to know

New visa regulations have come into effect for travellers from New Zealand to South Africa and vice versa, causing confusion and concern. Immigration and citizenship law specialist Stefanie De Saude clarifies matters...

By Stefanie De Saude 6 Feb 2017

No deportation of undocumented migrants
No deportation of undocumented migrants

The Department of Home Affairs has dismissed reports that it has ordered the immediate deportation of undocumented migrants in the country...

26 Jan 2017

Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants
Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants

It is not uncommon to find a number of visa applicants having different outcomes to the same visa/permit applications filed...

By Stefanie De Saude 10 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Legal
#BestofBiz 2016: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Judgment on poultry meat regulations welcomed
Judgment on poultry meat regulations welcomed

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has welcomed the judgment in the case brought by the South Africa Poultry Association (SAPA) against poultry meat regulations...

23 Sep 2016

Anti-gay American pastor barred from entering SA
Anti-gay American pastor barred from entering SA

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says American Pastor Steven Anderson and members or associates of his church have been denied entry into South Africa and his visa exemption status will be revoked...

13 Sep 2016

Lithuanian law amendment eases rules for SA Litvaks seeking dual citizenship
Lithuanian law amendment eases rules for SA Litvaks seeking dual citizenship

Last week, the Government of Lithuania adopted unanticipated amendments to the law pertaining to nationality. No longer requiring documented proof of persecution or of imminent threat, the descendants of Lithuanian Jews who left before 1990 can now qualify for Lithuanian dual citizenship - including those living in South Africa...

29 Jun 2016

Improving immigration policy can assist local economy
Improving immigration policy can assist local economy

In April this year in his address to the SA-Iranian Business Forum in Tehran, South African President Jacob Zuma...

9 Jun 2016

Lithuanian government makes citizenship provision for Jewish diaspora
Lithuanian government makes citizenship provision for Jewish diaspora

A string of recent court cases and a bold step forward by the Lithuanian government give hope that the project of reintegration of the Jewish diaspora in Lithuania is on track...

By Stefanie de Saude 27 May 2016