An endless coastline, some of the world’s most impressive wildlife and dazzling scenery have lured many people to start a new life at the Southern point of Africa. It is a place where the sun is always shining, which means people live life mostly outdoors. They surf, swim, play sport, barbecue, trek and go on safaris.
Expats from all corners of the world are living a good South African life in one of the large cosmopolitan cities or in the beautiful smaller towns scattered through the country. South Africa is home to people from many different nationalities so blending in won’t be a challenge. South Africa has a collective culture with a large group focus, which can also be seen in work environments. Stable, personal relationships are valued and meetings tend to be informal, but make sure to be on time.
The South African economy is slowly growing and consumption and investment are on the rise. Working and living in SA could be one of the most enriching experiences in your life and with different sectors dealing with a shortage of skilled workers, now might be just the right time.
Here are some of the ways to live in South Africa:
Work and Business Visas
A critical work skills visa allows people who practice a profession that is scarce in SA to move to the country for work. Otherwise you can apply for a work permit if you have a job offer or intend to open a business in the country. When considering your application, the government will look at your contribution to the country’s economy.
There are many requirements to meet before you are granted a work permit and a lot of documents need to be prepared before moving to South Africa. Applications must be completed from within the country if you are already living in SA or at the embassy or consulate in the country where you live.
Through your Family
Working Holiday Visa
Canadian citizens can work in South Africa for 12 months through the SWAP program
Here are some of the ways to become a citizen of South Africa:
The passport for South Africa allows you to travel to 95 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 96.