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18. Oct. 2020 Busitech

Warning over government’s plans to change South Africa’s emigration rules

A number of tax and financial groups have issued warnings over a new draft bill which will introduce changes for South Africans looking to take their retirement funds out of the country. V.5327

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15. Oct. 2020 SAMI

REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Major News and hope : We are one of the few organisations getting Emptions & waivers approved !!!! V.5331

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15. Oct. 2020 SAMI

Overstay / Declared Undesirable / VLIST Ban Issued for 5 Years . There is hope !!

Overstaying one’s visa is a common occurrence among people who applied to extend their visa in South Africa and said visa not issued in time for travel. V.5332

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15. Oct. 2020 SAMI

Overstay / Declared Undesirable / VLIST Ban Issued for 5 Years . There is hope !!

Overstaying one’s visa is a common occurrence among people who applied to extend their visa in South Africa and said visa not issued in time for travel. V.5333

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14. Oct. 2020 Bizztech

Dlamini-Zuma extends South Africa’s national state of disaster

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has extended the national state of disaster by another month. V.5329

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12. Oct. 2020 9 News

Perth teen facing 50-year wait for permanent visa calls for change

Italian teenager Sara Passarini has lived in Australia for half of her life, but it could be 2062 before she finds out if she will be accepted as a permanent resident here. V.5326

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08. Oct. 2020 SAMI

Extract from The Ministers Speech , its at odds with Directive and Home Affairs

Announcement same date , for ease I produce relevant section , I called around and total confusion at airports , if for example a UK person flew to Turkey , a low risk country and stated for 2 weeks , they should be able to come to Sa as a low risk country person and as a leisure traveller ? at odds with covid19business email requirements , what is your assessment V.5321

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07. Oct. 2020 SAMI

Can you get permanent residency in Australia with a criminal record?

To apply for a permanent residency visa in Australia, you must pass the good character test. The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has the discretional power to refuse and cancel a visa if the applicant does not satisfy DoHA that they pass the character test. V.5318

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07. Oct. 2020 SAMI

Can you get permanent residency in Australia with a criminal record?

To apply for a permanent residency visa in Australia, you must pass the good character test. The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has the discretional power to refuse and cancel a visa if the applicant does not satisfy DoHA that they pass the character test. V.5319

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07. Oct. 2020 Iafrica

Home Affairs Issue Update on Re-Opening Of Borders

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, convened an inclusive meeting involving senior immigration officials and ports of entry managers to address the challenges arising from the implementation of Regulations pertaining to travel into the Republic, including opening the tourism industry and promoting trade in order to stimulate economic recovery. V.5322

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05. Oct. 2020 The South African

Home Affairs lifts visa requirements for several nationalities

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05. Oct. 2020 Businesstech

Can you fly to the high-risk countries South Africa has banned from entry?

South Africa’s list of high-risk countries, where tourists remain banned from entering the country, has been criticised for being arbitrary and potentially damaging to the local tourism sector. The list of 60 countries includes the likes of the United States and the United Kingdom, which are sources of some of the biggest tourism spend in the country ` while all of Africa is free to travel across borders. V.5323

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04. Oct. 2020 DHA

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi provides an update on the partial re-opening of borders and services during Alert Level 1

The Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi convened an inclusive meeting involving senior immigration officials and ports of entry managers to address the challenges arising from the implementation of Regulations pertaining to travel into the Republic, including opening the tourism industry and promoting trade in order to stimulate economic recovery. V.5312

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04. Oct. 2020 TimesLIVE

Airline crew can come to SA but can`t `move around freely`: transport department

Emirates cancelled international flights to and from Durban after concerns from airlines that crew would be treated like passengers if they didn`t have negative Covid-19 tests.The transport department on Sunday said airline cabin crew and pilots could come into SA even if they didn`t have negative Covid-19 tests ` but that they wouldn`t be allowed to leave their hotels. The statement ` which the transport department says was to offer “clarity” ` comes after concerns from airlines that crew would be treated like passengers in that they would be subjected to the country`s health protocols. This included the requirement of a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure to SA ` something the industry says is impractical. V.5313

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04. Oct. 2020 Biznews

South Africa emigration ` is the time now?

Proposed amendments will make it harder for South Africans to withdraw retirement funds from next year. If you plan to move money overseas, should you be considering this sooner rather than later? V.5314

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04. Oct. 2020 Business Insider SA

Germany formally cleared for travel to SA ` and Emirates is still flying in too

• Germans are formally cleared for visa-free travel to South Africa, Germany`s ambassador to SA announced. • Unconfirmed reports of cancellations notwithstanding, Emirates flights into SA still seem to be going ahead. • Airlines have privately expressed concerns about SA`s red-list system, and are worried about how crew may be treated in the event of a coronavirus case aboard their flights. V.5317

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04. Oct. 2020 Moneyweb

What is the true cost of living in Africa?

One would think that living in Africa as an expat would be cheaper than living in Europe or America. Not necessarily so. V.5328

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03. Oct. 2020 Business Insider

Here are the ways you can gain citizenship in these 7 countries

There are many benefits to having dual citizenship, including greater global mobility, economic opportunities, better quality of life and improved personal security, says Sandra Woest at Sable International. However, acquiring second citizenship can be a lengthy process as residence in the country is usually a requirement. Business owners and private investors looking to gain an alternative nationality often turn to investment migration because it is quick and generally hassle-free, Woest said. V.5315

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02. Oct. 2020 https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-10-02-former-domestic-worker-to-inherit-camps-bay-guest-house-and-flat/

Former domestic worker to inherit Camps Bay guest house and flat

Court finds Intestate Succession Act discriminates against unmarried life partners
02 October 2020 - 07:33 By Tania Broughton and GroundUp

Jane Bwanya, a former domestic worker who was “swept off her feet” six years ago by a relatively wealthy businessman, has succeeded in changing the provisions of the Intestate Succession Act, which had barred unmarried partners in a heterosexual union from inheriting. V.5311

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01. Oct. 2020 News24

Is Gauteng’s plan to ban foreigners from opening businesses in townships unconstitutional?

* *A draft law by the Gauteng provincial government seeks to ban foreign nationals from opening and operating certain businesses in the province`s townships. * * *The proposal sparked praise and criticism, with social media users expressing concern that it may help fan the flames of xenophobia. V.5310

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30. Sep. 2020 Business Insider SA

We may get SA’s red list of travel-restricted countries within hours ` but it depends

South Africa`s borders open for all foreign travellers on Thursday, and airlines already have flights lined up. But there is still no list of countries for which travel restrictions will apply, based on their level of coronavirus risk. V.5307

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30. Sep. 2020 Business Insider SA

No UK or US tourists: Here is South Africa’s full red list of countries

A long list of countries will be red-listed by South Africa, ministers announced on Wednesday, including the USA and UK. • `Ordinary` travellers ` tourists without business in SA ` will not be allowed from those countries. • Risk levels for other countries will be determined relative to SA`s rate of infection spread and deaths: high-risk countries are those with higher levels than SA. • Everyone travelling to SA will be required to show a recent, negative test for the coronavirus, and must have travel insurance in place. V.5309

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28. Sep. 2020 Bizztech

Gauteng’s plans to restrict jobs for foreign workers ` what you need to know

The Gauteng government has published the Gauteng Township Economic Development Draft Bill for public comment. First announced in the 2019 State of the Province Address, the bill seeks to enhance the regulatory management of the township economy to ease the regulatory burden on local enterprises. V.5304

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25. Sep. 2020 OUSSANOGLOU

Golden Visa issues suffer from Covid-19

The issuing of five-year residence permits to property investors from outside the European Union has all but ground to a halt. Based on Migration Policy Ministry data, in the year to early September only 368 so-called Golden Visas were issued, taking the sum of investors to have received these permits since the beginning of the program to 7,903. V.5297

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24. Sep. 2020 ENCA

CPT International Airport given green light to resume travel

International visitors will be allowed back in the country from 1 October. V.5295

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24. Sep. 2020 Reuters

UPDATE 2-South Africa to allow travel from all of Africa from Oct. 1

* Travel to and from within continent allowed * Travel restricted from high infection countries * Govt yet to say which countries on restricted list * Business travel to be allowed under certain conditions (Adds details from govt gazette) JOHANNESBURG, South Africa will allow travel from Oct. 1 to and from all countries in Africa as well as other countries where levels of COVID-19 infections are not too high, a government minister said on Friday. V.5296

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23. Sep. 2020 News24 - 23 September 2020

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe criticises SA`s treatment of undocumented immigrants

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has bemoaned South Africa`s treatment of undocumented immigrants. Motlanthe said George Bizos had no citizenship and remained stateless for 31 years after the South African government denied him citizenship. V.5288

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23. Sep. 2020 Bizztech

The real problem with government workers in South Africa: Ramaphosa

A streamlined, efficient and well-integrated civil service is the hallmark of a capable state, but South Africa has fallen in a number of areas, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. Writing in his weekly open letter to the public, Ramaphosa said that the government’s key priority is to build a ‘capable state’. “If we are to build a more capable state we have to seriously and urgently address the shortcomings in the organisation and the capacity of the public service,” he said. V.5289

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23. Sep. 2020 Business Tech

Here are the official level 1 lockdown rules for South Africa ` including opening borders and limits on gatherings

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has published a series of directives which outline the country’s move to a level 1 lockdown and the new rules that are in place. V.5298

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22. Sep. 2020 SAPeople

Nightmare Facing South Africans Abroad with Passport Renewals

South Africans abroad are facing a passport renewal nightmare. SAPeople editor Jenni Baxter sat down with Adrian Roos MP (DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Home Affairs) and Justin Adams (DA Abroad UK and Europe Chairperson) to discuss the critical situation SA citizens abroad are facing in obtaining their South African passports from Home Affairs and the SA embassies.To assist South Africans abroad the DA, DA Abroad and SAPeople are petitioning the Minister of Home Affairs. Some of the points raised in the discussion include: V.5291

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18. Oct. 2020 Busitech

Warning over government’s plans to change South Africa’s emigration rules

A number of tax and financial groups have issued warnings over a new draft bill which will introduce changes for South Africans looking to take their retirement funds out of the country. V.5327

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