Zimbabwean Exemption Permits Extension granted

The Minister of Home Affairs has extended the validity of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEP) for another six months, until 31 December 2023.

Under the extension, no holder of a valid ZEP may be arrested, ordered to depart the country or be detained for deportation for any reason related to them not having a valid exemption certificate.

The formal directive on the extension can be viewed here.

It should be noted that foreign nationals enjoy the protection of South African labour legislation and the Constitution and should be afforded the same rights. Employers are therefore advised to contact NEASA for assistance in this regard.

Since compliance with the complexities of these applications are cumbersome, NEASA advises the employees and employers who require assistance with the relevant visas/permits to utilise the services of a specialist immigration practitioner, Henry Harper, by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.hasslefree.co.za