Q: I do not fall within the exceptional skills or quota permit category and I do not yet have a job offer in South Africa but would like to work there. What can I do?
A: The option available to you is the general work permit. In order to qualify in this category of work permit you must first have a job offer from a South African employer. Such employer would need to have advertised the available position in the national printed media, in accordance with certain of the said Immigration Regulations prescribed by the Immigration Act, to prove that they could not find a suitable South African to fill the position. Your qualifications would also need to be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority in order to place them on a South African level. Obviously, there are numerous other requirements but these are some of the most important.