How the proposed ‘telecommuting’ visa for South Africa would work
The Western Cape Provincial Government will engage with both President Cyril Ramaphosa and Interior Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on introducing a ‘Remote work visa’ for South Africa.
The visa aims to attract ‘digital nomads’, people who will live and work remotely in cities like Cape Town.
Visas for digital nomads are travel permits that legalize the situation of traveling professionals. Like tourist visas, they are easy to obtain and do not require lengthy procedures or a work contract. However, they allow longer stays.
City Mayor’s Committee for Economic Opportunity and Asset Management Member James Vos said that with people working from home during the pandemic, the concept of digital nomads has become a much-needed and cool escape. ..