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South Africa to slash work permit processing time

09:05 PM | 27 Feb, 2024
South Africa to slash work permit processing time

JOHANNESBURG - The authorities in South Africa have announced to reduce the processing times for issuance of work permits.

The swift processing does not apply to each and every company as only the large companies would be able to benefit from the initiative.

The government said it plans to slash work permit processing times for employees of large companies to 20 days from 22 weeks.

The Department of Home Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday that the so-called Trusted Employer program was introduced to accelerate processing times for technicians and executives brought in to work for companies.

As per the plans, Home Affairs creates one-stop shop for business applications as part of its visa reform programme, Bloomberg reported.

South Africa, situated at the southern tip of the African continent, boasts a diverse landscape ranging from bustling cities to stunning natural reserves. With a population of approximately 60 million people, it stands as one of the most populous nations in Africa.

The country's economy is driven by various sectors, but its mining industry, particularly in gold and platinum, stands out as a prominent contributor. Additionally, tourism plays a significant role in South Africa's economy, with attractions like Kruger National Park, Table Mountain, and Cape Town drawing in millions of visitors each year.

Popular employment sectors include tourism, manufacturing, finance, and agriculture, offering opportunities for both skilled and unskilled workers. With its rich cultural heritage, vibrant cities, and breathtaking landscapes, South Africa continues to captivate the hearts of tourists from around the globe, contributing substantially to its economy and international appeal.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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