Harry, Meghan and Archie Arrive in Cape Town

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began their royal tour of South Africa with a visit to the Nyanga township in the Cape, kicking things off with separate speeches condemning the scourge of violence against women. Former Suits actress and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, spoke to a crowd in South Africa’s ‘murder capital’ of […]

These 30+ Jobs Will Help South Africans Move to the UK

Brexit has brought some seismic shifts to the United Kingdom’s (UK) immigration policies.  One of the changes the UK government will be implementing shortly is an expansion of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), which means that South Africans whose career paths match the SOL jobs, may find it easier to qualify to live and work […]

TLS Tracking: Disrupted

Current TLS tracking status: Disrupted. Last edited: 5 Sep 2019. We live in an ever-changing world. In our meeting with the Regional Manager of UKVI in Southern Africa, earlier this year, we were informed that the UKVI has taken over the development of their commercial agents’ website. South Africa knows them as Teleperformance (or TLS […]

Move Up MD Challenges Controversial UK Visa Stats

The managing director of Move Up, a locally based immigration agency specialising in UK visas, has challenged the recent visa refusal statistics released by the Home Office in the UK. In an interview with John Maytham on popular radio station Cape Talk earlier this month, Nic Cheeseman – the University of Birmingham’s Professor of Democracy […]

How to Bring Your Parents (or Grandparents) to the UK

Part of the process of deciding to move to the United Kingdom (UK) is weighing up the impact on your extended family.  Who can you take with you, and who has to stay behind? While even simply the idea of leaving loved ones behind can be devasting, moving from South Africa to Britain will most […]

Global Market Analysis

Rand Merchant Bank’s analyst, John Cairns, has given an insightful perspective on the strong Rand (at present) and predictions based on other past trends. I see this as a helpful “traders tip” for those that deal in foreign exchange or those with excess cash laying around and open to trying to make a quick buck. […]

Cape Town set to get 24-hour UK Visa service

The British Chamber of Business held talks yesterday with regional manager of Southern Africa’s United Kingdom Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI), Lorna Feldtman, where it was announced that Cape Town will be the new recipient of a 24-hour-turnaround visa service. Formerly only available to applicants in Tshwane and Johannesburg, Move Up’s managing director, Ryan Rennison […]