Zimbabweans to apply for Permanent Residence through the Exemption process
A Zimbabwean group consisting of members who have been in South Africa since 2010, almost seven years, and in many cases for more than ten years, have decided to formally apply to the Minister of Home Affairs for exemptions for them to be granted Permanent Residence in South Africa.
The group, which consists of Zimbabweans who have had to leave their homeland due to the progressive meltdown of the political and economic situation, are following the legal process to try and achieve a settled life for themselves and their families. The applicants have all complied with the conditions of extended dispensation permits, which allow them to work, study or conduct business for three years until the end of December 2017. They are all productive and economically active members of South African society and do not see a future for themselves in Zimbabwe, as their families and friends have kept them informed of the situation there.
According to Stan, who has lived in South Africa for eight years, “the next election is set for 2018 and the hope is that the economy will improve after that. At the moment there are very few jobs and the economy is quiet, so there is no future for families there.”
According to Leon Isaacson, Managing Director of Global Migration SA, this is a private and individual application initiative which will request specific terms including Permanent Residence, as people are tired of living transitory lives. These applicants are all economically active, often employing South Africans and law abiding members of South African society. After seven years on short term special permits, they have shown that they can contribute to the country.”
Anyone else who holds a Zimbabwean dispensation permit and would like to join this initiative and apply can contact email@example.com or call 021-419-0934. Website is www.globalimsa.com