Travelling to South Africa

South Africa's visa rules 'updated for security, efficiency'

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.

South Africa tightens immigration laws

Exploring the culture that made Mandela

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.


South Africa to enforce new rules on travelling with kids

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 opens new visa facilitation centres

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 tightens immigration rules

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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