international hub: AFRICA
Within the Africa region, Chartered Accountants Worldwide has two member institutes – the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Mobility & Opportunities
There are many great reasons to work in Africa, and there may be opportunities for Chartered Accountants. We have collated some useful information and links to assist you in starting to think about working in Africa.
WORKING IN SOUTH AFRICA
In order to work in South Africa, you must apply for a work permit and await the outcome of this application before travelling there. You will not be allowed to enter without a valid permit, and you are not allowed to apply for a work permit if you are visiting on a holiday visa. There is more information available at www.brandsouthafrica.com/tourism-south-africa/travel/documents/workpermits-apply and you can lodge applications through the Department of Home Affairs: www.dha.gov.za.
Below are links to other useful information sources:
- Citizens of many European and African countries, as well as holders of an African Union Laissez Passer can travel to South Africa without needing a visa. A full list of eligible countries is here: www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/exempt-countries
- If your academic certificates or degrees are not in English, they must be translated by a sworn translator. Any formal qualifications must be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). See more information here: www.saqa.org.za
WORK IN ZAMBIA
Zambia’s Department of Immigration recently revised the guidelines and requirements for issuing employment permits, which means foreign nationals must be outside the country during filing and processing of applications. More details are available at the Zambia Department of Immigration website: www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/
- Follow this link to see the electronic visa application system: evisa.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm
- The UK Government has published a useful guide to Zambia’s legal system at this link: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/443617/Annex_1_-_Guide_to_Zambia_s_Legal_system.pdf