Employers should tread carefully with SA’s new nomad visa
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Chantelle Cloete
Chantelle Cloete, Reporter

Two years after its initial proposal, South Africa has released draft amendments to its immigration rules to allow for the introduction of a new digital nomad visa. But before allowing staff to work remotely in the rainbow nation, businesses should consider the potential employment and tax implications of doing so.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government hopes the new nomad visa can kill two birds with one stone by attracting new much-needed skills and bolstering the nation’s flagging economy, which narrowly avoided recession last year.