A time to prep..

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Africa is a key continent for South Africa as the activity in various industries across Africa rely on experts coming from South Africa i.e. Engineers, IT consultants, Auditors, Construction companies etc…Hence it is important to keep a look out on what is happening across the continent in terms of opening up borders and key sectors to tap into when the rat race begins. Here are some country gems to help us to determine where to head:

Algeria: main industries are petroleum, natural gas, light industries, mining, electrical, petrochemical, food processing 

Angola: Angola’s most important minerals include diamonds, iron ore, manganese, and tin. The mining industry is one of Angola’s most important in the country due to the high quality of the country’s minerals 

Cameroon:  main industries are petroleum production and refining, aluminium production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair

Congo (Republic of): main industries are Agriculture, Clothing, Foodstuffs, Forestry, Mining, Oil Refining, Textiles. MAIN EXPORTS: Cobalt, Coffee, Copper, Diamonds

Congo (DRC):main industries are Agriculture, Clothing, Foodstuffs, Forestry, Mining, Oil Refining, Textiles. MAIN EXPORTS: Cobalt, Coffee, Copper, Diamonds. The Congo is the world’s largest producer of cobalt ore, and a major producer of copper and industrial diamonds

Egypt: main industries are textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals, light manufactures

Equatorial Guinea:petroleum, fishing, saw-milling, natural gas. The main industries of the country are the oil and gas sector, followed by the fishing and forestry. Agriculture and farming, such as cocoa production were also big players in the country’s economy, but have been left unattended and without financing in the last decade due to economic and political circumstances

More countries in the next post..  

What we hope for :

Embassies are currently observing the Lockdown rules stipulated by the government and are not open to the public. However, as soon as Lockdown permits for free movement, consular offices will be ready to assist.

Corporate travel is pushed by the fact that businesses have to continue to operate. There’s no way that people can conclude proper business deals remotely. At some point you will need to physically go and assess things on he ground, whether it is be an industrial plant, construction site, plantations or mining sites, purchased machinery inspectiotion etc…Companies have already lost too much time. People are already rearing to go!

At this stage nothing is really certain but all we can do is keep hope alive and continue to plan our next steps after Lockdown

You can send through your provisional or planned movements and we will assist with initial visa fee quotations to assist you with project planning and budgeting as you bill your clients or partners.Email details to aamena@visarequest.co.za 

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