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All the immigration advice and information you'll need for a new future. With experience in immigration and various related services, ImmigrationSouthAfrica.org has the right assortment of expertise and support for you. We have top immigration consultants and agents to bring you expert services. Not only do we offer advice, information and consultation for those planning to immigrate to South Africa, but our offering covers full visa and permit application assistance as well as legal services. Every year, more and more people immigrate to South Africa, from all over the world. It has become a very attractive destination, with its astounding quality of life and solid business environment, despite what the media may report. The Republic of South Africa (RSA) has a well-developed and intricate process for handling those wishing to apply for visas or permits to enter the country. However, this process is full of difficult and sometimes extremely complex procedures, forms and rules. disrupted and they are no longer as numerous as they once were. Roughly 400 years ago, no European person had settled in South Africa, and the indigenous African tribes were the only occupants of the land. They did not occupy the entire country, but were based along the east coast and in the north of the country. Various inter-tribal wars took place, which caused a general southward movement of tribes, along the east coast. The dominant tribe was the Zulu tribe, who went on a territory-seeking war campaign that put many of the other tribes to flight. The first official European settlement in South Africa was established in 1652, when the Dutch East India Company, represented by Jan van Riebeeck, founded a refreshment station in the vicinity of present-day Cape Town. Initial relations with the indigenous occupants (the San and the Khoikhoi) were relatively good. With the British invasion of the colony in the early 1800s, many of the colonial residents felt that they would rather live elsewhere, and began to move into the interior of the country, and also along the east coast, in a northward direction. Gold was the keystone on which the early internationalised South African economy was built. However, things changed dramatically with the discovery of gold in the Transvaal and diamonds in Kimberley. The discovery of these minerals led to a sudden British interest in the respective territories, and British invasion soon followed. British occupation soon turned into British government, and the Union of South Africa was formed in 1910, as a part of the British empire. The discovery of mineral wealth in South Africa was perhaps the most important economic event in the country’s history, since to this day the economy remains heavily based on mineral commodities. The infamous apartheid system was implemented by this government, and in 1961 South Africa was declared a republic, which is why the country is known officially as the Republic of South Africa. The ANC has won a large majority in every election since then, and remains the dominant force in parliament. Since the advent of democracy in South Africa, it has always been the case that the leader of the ANC is also the nation’s president.