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End voluntourism and the white saviour industrial complex

We need to dismantle the unequal systems we have upheld in Africa. Divesting from missionary tours is a good place to start

South Africa fails to tap into immigration pot of gold

South Africa appears to regard all foreigners with suspicion, making visa, residency and citizenship applications a complex nightmare

UK visas discriminate against Africans

No continent has suffered more from Britain’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy

The free movement of Africans

Africans will soon be able to stay in other countries on the continent – and establish businesses there

Infrastructure at the heart of Ramaphosa’s plan to boost the economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa promises a 'fundamentally' transformed approach to the rollout of infrastructure projects in his new stimulus package

SA passport, British visa application

Zukiswa Wanner reveals the lengths we go through in an excerpt from, "Hardly Working: A travel memoir of sorts"

​DIRCO slams special refugee status for white South Africans

South African government says it's “regrettable” that Australia’s home affairs minister wants to give special treatment to white South African farmers

Great strides made to fix SA’s revised immigration policy but a few problems remain

The department of home affairs can rightly claim success, but some key issues are entrenched in the regime.

Visa accusations a Gupta witch-hunt?

Despite rumours and claims, there is no proof that the Gupta family is linked to visa processing firm VFS.

Confusing visa laws have a ripple effect on SA’s neighbours

South Africa is like the migrant worker who has found himself a new lover and forgot about his family.

New laws sour SA for foreign students

The knock-on effects of South Africa’s new visa rules are hurting the country’s universities.

Committee will resolve visa issues, says Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa will head the inter-ministerial committee set up to deal with the upheaval new visa regulations have caused in the tourism industry.

Cameron’s censorship silences debate

South African academic Na'eem Jeenah has fallen foul of Islamophobic bureaucrats in the UK.

SA needs new visa approach as tourist numbers fall, says minister

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has singled out new visa regulations as the cause of a "worrying drop" in foreign visitors to the country.

Team to mull ‘consequences’ of new visa laws

The Cabinet said on Thursday it would form a team to "discuss and engage" the new visa regulations.

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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