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Foreign students to stay on in South Africa after graduating

Foreign students to stay on in South Africa after graduating

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced it will be possible for foreign students to live in South Africa after they graduated with the objective to attract more foreign students and contributing to the national development.

The aim is to develop immigration policies and practices, in respect of international students, which are beneficial to all foreigners, beneficial to their home countries, and beneficial to South Africa.

Malusi Gigaba

picture: Martin Rhodes

Mr Gigaba wants to make it easy for foreigners to obtain study visas, have a pleasant experience whilst studying and staying in South Africa after graduation.

Home Affairs is developing proposals in this regard which will be announced soon. The students have an opportunity to give their opinion on the offerings for visas.

The Department of Higher Education & Training was also invited to the event to engage with the foreign students on the academic and enrollment dimensions of their studies in South Africa. Continue reading

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