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  • 2017 at IBN Immigration Solutions It is December again – time to wish our readers a wonderful festive season and say thank you for your support during the past year. Another year has rushed by and I hope it was a good one for you. For South Africa it was a very turbulent and rather frustrating one with the missing political leadership and the Steinhoff saga. The post 2017 at IBN Immigration Soluti...

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  • Silly Season in South Africa and at VFS It happens every year again in South Africa. From November on things change. Students are preparing for exams, regular school and university life is over and rush hour traffic becomes a bit less congested. Business people start entertaining their staff and business partners for their annual Christmas functions. Things start to wind down towards the end of th...

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  • South Africa’s downgrade One investment grade remains, which is enough… for now On the 24th of November 2017, Standard & Poor’s downgraded South Africa’s government debt denominated in local currency to sub-investment grade, and debt denominated in foreign currency to BB from BB+. The post South Africa’s downgrade appeared first on IBN Immigration Solutions.

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  • WE MADE IT! - Introducing "MEMETOR" For our monthly series “We made it!”, we share our clients’ success stories in South Africa. This month we would like to introduce you to Kristin Ellen Jensen – the CEO of MEMETOR - a not so regular business consultancy with a ready-made model for how a company should run their business successfull The post WE MADE IT! – Introducing “MEMETOR” appeared first on ...

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  • IBN met with the Deputy Director of Corporate Accounts of the Department of Home Affairs IBN met with Mr Ben Makhalemele, the Deputy Director of Corporate Accounts of the South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in Johannesburg to find out insights from the Department and recent developments. Especially about the about latest developments within DHA, in particular when the recently announced...

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  • South Africa – your December holiday destination With the recent drop in exchange rate of the South African Rand visiting South Africa is becoming very affordable for international tourists. This vast country has so much to offer and would be an ideal December destination for those who wish to get a break from cold winter conditions. South Africa is famous for its beautiful scenery, amazing wildli...

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  • Event report: The U Mountainbike weekend Ek is Lara, Livingstone & Stanley, Looking for Moses – does that mean something to you? Well, it did mean nothing to me nor to my cycling buddy Jens before we did the 2.5 day stage “race” The U near Piketberg in the Western Cape. It surely means something to us now and probably also to the other 150 participants. But before I solve the question, let me star...

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  • Tanzania Residence deadline for foreign nationals Foreign nationals in Tanzania (work permit holders) and their respective employees have until the 4th of November to verify their residence status. This is applicable to all foreign nationals in Tanzania who have obtained a residence permit. The post Tanzania Residence deadline for foreign nationals appeared first on IBN Immigration & Business Solu...

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  • How an ordinary meeting of the Committee on Home Affairs can become part of another reshuffle of the South African cabinet During our most recent visit to Parliament we witnessed how the Minister of Home Affairs was informed about her new role in the cabinet. We regularly attend Home Affairs portfolio sessions when parliament is in session. They are accessable to the public and often enable us to ...

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  • Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) applications to open soon On Friday 08th of September 2017, the Minister of Home Affairs, Hlengiwe Mkhize announced the closure of the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) and the opening of the new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP). The new permit grants Zimbabweans the right to continue working, studying or conducting their own business in South Africa for a further ...

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  • Conditions on your PR certificate A Permanent Residence in South Africa is the right to stay here for good, the PR holder has no more worries about visa renewals, meeting the ever changing requirements, can operate a business, study, or work anywhere. The post Conditions on your PR certificate appeared first on IBN Immigration & Business Solutions.

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  • Elections in Angola – on the road to recovery? As Jose Eduardo Dos Santos steps down after 4 decades of ruling Angola and his former Defense Minister, Joao Lourenco becomes the new President in the fourth Democratic elections of the country, the future of Angola remains under the control of the governing party, the MPLA. The post Elections in Angola – on the road to recovery? appeared first on IBN...

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  • KENYA: Work Permits - The Corporate Immigration Law Review - Edition 7 We would like to share with you parts of our chapter contribution towards the book THE CORPORATE IMMIGRATION LAW REVIEW - EDITION 7 - about KENYA work permits: The post KENYA: Work Permits – The Corporate Immigration Law Review – Edition 7 appeared first on IBN Immigration & Business Solutions.

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  • KENYA - The Corporate Immigration Law Review - Edition 7 We would like to share with you parts of our chapter contribution towards the book THE CORPORATE IMMIGRATION LAW REVIEW - EDITION 7 - about KENYA: I INTRODUCTION TO THE IMMIGRATION FRAMEWORK Kenya is situated in eastern Africa and its capital and largest city is Nairobi, which is a regional commercial hub. Kenya is surrounded by Uganda, Ethi...

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  • SOUTH AFRICA: Work permits - The Corporate Immigration Law Review - Edition 7 We would like to share with you parts of my chapter contribution towards the book THE CORPORATE IMMIGRATION LAW REVIEW - EDITION 7 - about SOUTH AFRICA work permits: IV EMPLOYER SPONSORSHIP i Work permits No foreign worker may perform any work related activity in South Africa without a valid short-term work visa or witho...

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  • SOUTH AFRICA- The Corporate Immigration Law Review - Edition 7 We would like to share with you parts of my book contribution towards THE CORPORATE IMMIGRATION LAW REVIEW - EDITION 7 - about SOUTH AFRICA: I INTRODUCTION TO THE IMMIGRATION FRAMEWORK South Africa is one of the main economic powerhouses in Africa. It is a constitutional democracy in the form of a parliamentary republic. South Africa h...

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  • WE MADE IT! - Interview with Phillipskop Mountain Reserve For our monthly series “We made it!”, we share our clients’ success stories in South Africa. This month we would like to introduce you to Christopher and Anna Whitehouse - the Owners of the Philipskop Mountain Reserve. The post WE MADE IT! – Interview with Phillipskop Mountain Reserve appeared first on IBN Immigration & Business Solutions.

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  • What labour rights do Assylum seekers have? The Department of Home Affairs has granted asylum seekers the right to work in South Africa in order to sustain themselves. This was a decision made in order to lift the financial burden on the government to avoid the type of scenarios witnessed in Europe. The post What labour rights do Asylum seekers have? appeared first on IBN Immigration & Business So...

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  • Re-opening of application process for Zimbabwean special permits The re-opening of the application process for current Zimbabwean Special Permit holders has been approved by the cabinet, under certain conditions, according to Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, on Thursday 3rd August 2017. The post Re-opening of application process for Zimbabwean special permits appeared first on IBN Immigrat...

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  • The new France and its role in global politics - Speech by the new french ambassador to South Africa IBN PRESENT AT THE SPEECH BY THE NEW FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH AFRICA, MR CHRISTOPHE FARNAUD, ON “THE NEW FRANCE AND ITS ROLE IN GLOBAL POLITICS” The post The new France and its role in global politics – Speech by the new french ambassador to South Africa appeared first on IBN Immigration & Busine...

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  • WE MADE IT! - Introducing 4-Heaven Guesthouse in Somerset West In our blog-series “WE MADE IT” we introduce our clients and their companies. Usually emigrants and company founders come to South Africa with a vision. This time we interviewed Brigitta Schmidlin and Franz Kunz, who gave us a little insight on how it is like to move from Switzerland to South Africa and how they started their guesthous...

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  • Canada opens pilot program to facilitate issuance of work permits for skilled workers The Canadian government has announced the entry into force of a new pilot program last June 12, 2017, Global Skills Strategy (GSS), aimed at facilitating the issuance of work permits. Applicants who qualify are those under the International Mobility Program (IMP) and the Global Talent Stream (GST). The post Canad...

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  • IBN present at the official launch of CiaoSA by the Ambassador of Italy to South Africa The 14th of June 2017 represents a milestone for the Italian business community in Cape Town. It was the day that the Italian Ambassador appointed in South Africa - Mr Pier Giovanni Donnici - welcomed the Italian community in his home in Bishopscourt to publicly give his support to the launch of a new Italian b...

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  • WE MADE IT! - introducing CarZar In our blog-series “WE MADE IT” we introduce our clients and their companies. Usually emigrants and company founders come to South Africa with a vision. This time we interviewed Fernando Azevedo Pinheiro, who gave us a little insight on how it is like to move from Brazil to South Africa and how he started with the company CarZar. The post WE MADE IT! – introducing ...

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  • Oil & Power Conference at the CTICC Cape Town June 2017 IBN Immigration & Business Solutions was a delegate at the Africa Oil & Power Conference in Cape Town this year. Only in its second year of existence, the AOP Conference has already gained the reputation of Africa’s platform for energy investment and policy. The post Oil & Power Conference at the CTICC Cape Town June 2017 appeared first on IB...

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  • IBN Immigration Namibia merges with GK Consultancy Services After opening our own office in Windhoek in May 2016 we have decided to join forces with the well established immigration company GK Consultancy Services. After 25 years in the immigration business in Namibia, the owner of GK Consultancy Ms Gudrun Winston Smith made the decision to join our team. We are very grateful for this opportunity...

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  • Zambian Employment Permits: new guidelines and requirements effective immediately The Department of Immigration of Zambia has introduced new directives as of May 26, 2017, for employment permit applicants. These directives echo the Zambianization policy of the Employment Act and its Amendment Bill, which aims to have foreign nationals fulfil only those positions that cannot be filed by Zambian nat...

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