Refresher: Your responsibilities when employing foreigners in South Africa

employing foreigners in south africaThe Department of Home Affairs stipulates do’s and don’ts in the Immigration Act for employers employing foreigners in South Africa.

Should you not comply with the Act, you could be slapped with a hefty fine or, worst case scenario, time in jail. The fines range from R7 000 to a possible R50 000 per person, depending on the contravention.

We’re guessing this is not how you want to spend R50 000, so keep on reading to find out what you should do. Read more Refresher: Your responsibilities when employing foreigners in South Africa

Did you know Intergate can help with immigration to New Zealand and Australia?


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Do you long to be the foreign employee instead of employing foreign employees? Do you want to make a fresh start in a new country in 2018? Then it might be interesting to find out that Intergate also offers immigration to New Zealand and Australia.

Intergate Emigration

Established in 2015, Intergate Emigration, part of the Intergate Group, has helped people from South Africa and all across the rest of the world move to New Zealand and Australia.

Read more Did you know Intergate can help with immigration to New Zealand and Australia?

Refresher: South African Work Visas

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Is hiring more foreign workers on the cards for this year? Then you’ll need to remind yourself of the available South African visas and what is required of you with each visa.

No need to do the research yourself, though – we’ve done it for you. Below you’ll find a list of all the South African visas that allow you to employ foreigners.

4 Types of South African work visas

There are four classes of South African work visas that South African employers can use to employ foreigners:

Read more Refresher: South African Work Visas

A closer look at business visas and work permits for Uganda

business visas and work permits for ugandaOur team has recently noticed an increase in enquiries about business visas and work permits for Uganda. This is perhaps due to the fact that the Ugandan government is developing infrastructure and building a more vibrant private sector.

Is your company also looking at doing business with Uganda? Then you’ll need to know the following:

Business visas

A Ugandan business visa enables an applicant to attend:

  • Conferences;
  • Seminars;
  • Training; and
  • Meetings in the country.

Read more A closer look at business visas and work permits for Uganda

The need-to-knows of Nigerian work and business permits

nigerian work and business permitsOur Africa business recently started offering Nigerian work and business permits services. It was a natural extension for our business, as more and more companies asked for our help to do business legally in Nigeria.

Nigeria is, after all, Africa’s top economy. In fact, Nigeria has been topping the list of richest African countries in terms of GDP since 2014. The country’s most promising investment sectors include retail and agriculture as well as infrastructure and construction.

How can Intergate help your business?

If you’d like for your company to explore the business opportunities on offer in Nigeria, you must have the correct permits, be it work or business permits.

Read more The need-to-knows of Nigerian work and business permits

What you ought to know about work and business permits for Mauritius

work and business permits for MauritiusCountries across the world, from India to Germany and Senegal, are doing business in Mauritius on a daily basis.

The island nation has firmly established itself as a unique investment destination, mainly due to its strategic positioning, but also thanks to sound macroeconomic management and political stability.

If your company is also looking to do business in Mauritius, you would need visas to do so. And, given the popularity of Mauritius, we want to give you the advice you need on work and business permits for Mauritius.

Read more What you ought to know about work and business permits for Mauritius

The real risks of immigration non-compliance

immigration non-complianceYou’re sending an employee to Namibia to close a business deal. The deal will bring in millions for the company, so you’re determined to get that employee on a plane before the offer deadline.

You’re well aware that business visas can take a while, and you’ve never before run into any trouble, so you’re seriously considering sending your employee over on a tourist visa.

“What’s the worst that could happen”, you ask yourself? Most likely your answer is ‘getting a fine’.

Here we urge you to stop. Read more The real risks of immigration non-compliance