In our monthly Immigration News from Africa, we update you on important changes in African Immigration.
This edition covers news in the following countries:
- South Africa
In a recent Mail and Guardian article, former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe raised his concerns regarding South Africa’s immigration policies, joining former South African President Thabo Mbeki in this line of criticism.
In South Africa, we are losing the race for international talent, and the South African labour market is facing a huge skills crisis. South Africa needs to make positive immigration changes, and soon.
Namibia has introduced its new Digital Nomad Visa! This puts Namibia a big step ahead of its neighbour, South Africa, who have planned for a South African Digital Nomad Visa for over 2 years, but no results yet.
Namibia’s new Digital Nomad Visa will last for 6 months and proves an attractive alternative to the European alternatives that already exist.
Mozambique has announced the development of an eVisa platform, built from scratch by the Mozambique Government. This news comes from Deputy Finance Minister, Amilcar Tivane, during a meeting held at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
The Mozambiquan government hopes that these positive changes to their immigration system will bring more tourism and economic growth to the country.
Following the ZEP order by South Africa, Zimbabweans returning home have found the change painful, after years of studying, working, and living in South Africa.
Many tried to stay in South Africa but, due to the complicated requirements and process of the ZEP application process, it was simply too difficult.
Written by Simon Carletti
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