Travelling to South Africa
South Africa's new immigration rules will allow for more efficient issuing of visas and easier sourcing of critical skills from overseas, while reducing the country's vulnerability to the security threats of the modern world, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.
It was deep in the rural heartland of the Eastern Cape that Nelson Mandela learned the lessons that would help him to lead South Africa to freedom. Tour operator Ukubona Africa reveals his early life for visitors with a unique tour, Nelson's Transkei.
From 1 October 2014, children travelling in and out of South Africa will be required to carry an unabridged birth certificate as well as a valid passport, under new regulations aimed at improving the safety of children.
South Africa is busy setting up 11 new visa facilitation centres, managed by
international outsourcing services specialist VFS Global, in order to streamline
services for foreign nationals applying for visa extensions or changes in South
Africa while tightening the country's security.
South Africa's new immigration rules aim to balance the need for better security with the contribution migration makes to economic development and prosperity, says newly appointed Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.
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