Interior Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has extended until December 31, 2021 the validity period of legally issued visas or asylum permits, which expired during the lockdown period. In a statement released Thursday, Home Affairs announced that the minister had also approved the resumption of requests for identity documents (ID) and passports. Instructions communicating these changes, …

Hello and welcome to our continued coverage of the global economy, financial markets, business and the UK supply chain crisis. “When sorrows come, they don’t come as lone spies. But in battalions! like Claude put it wisely in Hamlet. And today the UK is facing a bunch of problems. Business confidence has “fallen off a …

Westpac Group has announced the extension of its digital gaming block feature to debit cardholders in St George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne. When the feature was initially launched in March, the game block feature was available to all Westpac Group credit card customers, as well as Westpac debit card customers. The gambling blocking feature …

The Biden administration said it would lift the pandemic-related regional travel restrictions on foreign nationals in early November. The current restrictions will be replaced with a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for all foreign nationals traveling to the United States by air. The requirement that all travelers boarding international flights to the United States must provide proof …

Trade Minister Piyush Goyal and his Australian counterpart Dan Tehan aim to conclude bilateral free trade agreement negotiations by the end of 2022 and have put in place an interim agreement by Christmas this year. “The interim agreement can cover a number of areas, including goods, services, investments, public procurement, rules of origin, energy, standards …

In this September 23, 2021 photo, provided by Marcos Antonio Portal Quintero, shows Cuban economics student Dorisnelly Fuentes Matos, 27, second from left, with a group of Cuban citizens outside the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, in Guyana. Dorisnelly Fuentes Matos may have won the US visa lottery on paper, but she is still not close …

A sharp increase in demand for agricultural training is putting pressure on the sector, as farmers continue to struggle with a shortage of skilled workers. “There is a significant increase in interest from young people in the sector and we cannot meet the demand at this time,” said William Beetham, member of the board of …

Researchers from the computer science departments at Birmingham and Surrey universities have discovered a way for hackers to make large and unauthorized payments from locked iPhones by exploiting the features of Apple Pay. University researchers have found that the attack works on Visa cards in Express Transit mode in an iPhone wallet. They were able …

While the United States administration has yet to reveal more details on its plan to reopen for vaccinated internationals from 33 countries in early November, the United States State Department is currently strongly advising Americans to avoid surrendering. in 12 countries of the European Union and the Schengen area. Most recently, on September 27, the …

While containment measures remain our best strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19 as vaccination rates rise, the psychological distress and the resulting economic damage cannot be ignored. For refugees and asylum seekers, the impact is disproportionate felt, and deep challenges. Read more: The obstacles faced by skilled migrants in finding full capacity employment and …