Q: I have family in South Africa. Am I entitled to enter South Africa on this basis?
A: Yes, you would be entitled to a relatives permit. This would depend upon what your relationship is to the South African citizen or Permanent Resident family member. A relatives permit is allowed for persons who are within the first or second degree of kinship to the South African citizen or Permanent Resident. This would allow for a parent, child, grandparent, grandchild and sibling. It is important to take note that the holder of a relatives permit may not conduct work.