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

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

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

6 Big benefits Permanent Residence offers your business

benefits of permanent residenceToday we’d like to explain how permanent residence can benefit your business.

You might not think that an employee’s residence status benefits your company, but it does.

Permanent residence reduces the number of visa applications and renewals your company have to process each year, reducing the money spent on visa applications.

Read more 6 Big benefits Permanent Residence offers your business

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Meet the Team: Marius de Beer

Marius de BeerMarius de Beer joined the Intergate team in September as our Senior Corporate Consultant. He’s spent nearly 14 years working in immigration, both in the UK and right here in South Africa, with previous employers including Fragomen and EY. This track record meant hiring Marius was an easy choice to make.

Here we get to know him better…

Read more Meet the Team: Marius de Beer

Where to invest in Africa in 2018: Africa’s most attractive investment destinations

where to invest in africaThe seventh edition of Rand Merchant Bank’s (RMB) Where to Invest in Africa report marks the first time South Africa has not taken the top spot.

Instead of first place, South Africa has moved down to number two on RMB’s list. Top honours has gone to Egypt, mainly due to its superior economic activity score.

Other countries that have slipped down the rankings are Nigeria and Algeria. Both countries are out of the top 10 in 2018.

Read more Where to invest in Africa in 2018: Africa’s most attractive investment destinations

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