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South Africa

Migrating to South Africa

Immigration to South Africa is well liked among aspirants worldwide. Located at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa is officially known as The Republic of South Africa. South Africa is probably the most popular country in the African continent. It’s a medium-sized country with a total land area of 12,19,090 square kilometers. It is one-eighth the size of the US, twice the size of France and around three times the size of Germany. South Africa is also famous worldwide being ranked among the top countries in sports. There are many options available for immigrating to South Africa. Our team of Specialized Visa Consultants and Experts helps you obtain the desired visa without much ado. Having extensive experience in handling visa applications for all countries, our experts guide you throughout the visa application process to ensure that your application is lodged smoothly. To know more, fill our Free Visa Assessment Form or Contact our Expert Immigration Consultants now!

Visiting South Africa (South Africa Visitor Visa)

South Africa is a known destination for tourists from around the world. The country has so much to offer to foreign tourists who come to South Africa to attain the adventurous leisure. Home for fun lovers, South Africa is one of the top surfing countries in the world with sublime coastal scenery and consistent high-quality surf. It also offers great sea kayaking surf-skiing, sailing and wind and kite-surfing. South Africa has many beautiful scenes including the heritage sites such as Cape Town & Cape Peninsula, The Winelands, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Durban Beach front, Robben Island, Soweto, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, The Wild Coast, Cango Caves, South African National Museum, The Cape of Good Hope and many more. Visitors feel extreme pleasure during their holidays in South Africa and just say, “It’s wonderful”. Foreign nationals of various countries need a visitor visa to South Africa prior to their trip.

Studying in South Africa (South Africa Study Visa)

South Africa has one of the highest rates of Government investment in education in the world. Usually around 20% of the total Government expenditure is invested to improvise the education system of the country. The country has 12.3 million school pupils and around 27,187 schools. South Africa is also a well-liked country for higher studies among knowledge seekers or students around the world. The education system is good in the country with more than a million students enrolled in 24 state-funded tertiary institutions, 11 universities, 5 universities of technology and six comprehensive institutions. This makes international students from around the globe come to South Africa for studies. To know more, fill our Free Visa Assessment Form or Contact our Expert Immigration Consultants now!

Employment in South Africa (South Africa Work Permit)

The country offers various job opportunities for skilled professionals around the world. South African economy creates numerous job opportunities in various fields namely Engineering, Finance, Law, Medicine, Agriculture and many others in which the government feels a shortage of skilled persons within the country. People working in South Africa are entitled to various benefits. The country ensures a good work culture and environment for international workers who come to work in South Africa from different regions of the world. The South African government also emphasizes on the protection and safety of the foreign workers who come to SA across the globe.

Migrating to South Africa (Popular Visas)

Visitor Visa (Tourist/Business) – A Visitor Visa is issued to those who intend to travel to the South Africa for the purposes of tourism and/or business including friend/family visits, business meetings, study (maximum duration 3 months), research, conferences, sports events, medical purposes etc. Spouses and Children who wish to join their spouse/parent who is in South Africa on a work or study permit could also be awarded with a visitor visa for a longer duration. Study Permit – Issued to international students who have been enrolled with a South African educational institution for a study program longer than 3 months duration. Students who have successfully got the admission into a SA educational institution may apply for this permit. Work Permit – There are various kinds of temporary residence work permits required to work or do business in South Africa:

Quota Work Permit – As part of its economic growth plan, the South African government has made a pre-determined number of visas available to address skills shortages in certain occupations, such as engineers, artisans and technical skills.

General Work Permit – Issued to foreigners having a valid job offer from a SA employer and general qualifications who intend to work in South Africa.

Exceptional Skills Work Permit – This permit is for highly skilled or exceptionally qualified foreign nationals who want to work in South Africa.

Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit – Granted to those who are being transferred by their company to work in a South African branch of the same company.

Moreover, not only work permits, there are other permits issued related to doing business or working in South Africa:

Corporate Permit – For South African companies who need to employ foreign personnel. Validity set on application.

Business Permit – Issued to foreigners who intend to establish or invest in a business in South Africa in which they may be employed.

Exchange Permits – Issued to applicants younger than 25 years, who may only work for one year. This permit is usually valid for length of the programme, or up to a maximum of one year.

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About South Africa

Provinces South Africa comprises nine provinces varying greatly in size namely Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West and Western Cape.

Population - The nation of diversity South Africa has a population of 49.32 million varying considerably in cultures, religious beliefs and languages. The Africans are in the majority making up 79.3% of the total population. White population is estimated around 9.1% where the Indian/Asian population is noticed to be 2.6% of the total population and coloured population is 9%. According to the 2001 census, due to most South Africans (79.8%), are Christians. South Africa is a multi-lingual country; around 11 official languages including English are recognized and equally valued here.

Weather in South Africa - The country lies between 22º and 35º south, flanked on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the Indian Ocean, whose waters meet at the country's - and Africa’s - most southern tip, Cape Agulhas. All these climatic conditions make South Africa a warm and sunny country. With an average rainfall of about 464mm, the country is dry too. Overall South Africa could be a compatible place for living.

Economy - In the adverse global financial times, South Africa has managed to stay on its feet largely due to its well judged fiscal and economic policies. South Africa is the largest economy in Africa, being ranked by the World Bank as an “upper middle-income country”. The country’s modern infrastructure supports the systematic distribution of goods throughout the Southern African region. South Africa’s achievement in reforming its economic policies probably best represented by its GDP figures that reflects an unparalleled 62 quarters of consistent economic growth between 1993 and 2007 when GDP rose by 5.1%. South Africa has a diverse economy, with key sectors contributing to GDP as follows:

Agriculture: 4%

Mining: 8.4%

Manufacturing: 11.5%

Electricity: 2.8%

Construction: 4.8%

Wholesale: 13.2%

Transport: 7.4%

Finance: 18.5%

Government services: 14.5%

Personal services: 6.4%

Green Economy - One of the most important segments of the New Growth Plan is a Green Economy and the potential of creation of a low-carbon economy has a potential job generator as well as an advantage for industrial development. President Jacob Zuma has committed South Africa to slowing its growth in greenhouse gas emissions by 34% in 2020, and by 42% by 2025. By May 2012, the government had approved 19 wind, solar and hydro-power proposals worth R73-million to help boost clean energy.

Infrastructure - The Government of South Africa has started to place a great emphasis on infrastructure, employment and economic growth. The country will spend more than 802 billion over three years on infrastructure development to improve the access to export markets and reduce costs in the economy.

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