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Over the last few months, Relocation Africa has chosen the Honey Bun foundation for their #CSR project this year.

The Honeybun Foundation, a Cape Town-based NPO, aims at improving the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals.

Due to COVID-19, the Honey Bun Foundation has lost a few sponsors. We did the little that we could have as an SME to help them.

Head over to their Facebook group and see how you can help: https://lnkd.in/dAhQkUPA

Government to introduce new digital Covid-19 certificate for South Africa.

Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, addressed the media on Friday, 10th of September on the latest COVID-19 developments in South Africa. In these recent developments, Phaahla mentioned that the government is to introduce a new digital COVID-19 certificate for South Africans.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the digital COVID-19 certificates are a mechanism by which an individual’s Covid-19 related health data can be digitally documented through an electronic certificate.

WHO is undertaking an initiative to standardise vaccination proof globally. Phaahla states that the certificate has been developed with fraud and other security protections. The digital certificate will align with international standards.

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (Asata) welcomes this announcement, citing that “A digital vaccination certificate will be an important criterion for any outbound travel,”

CEO of Asata, Otto de Vries, believes that the digital vaccine certificate can potentially lessen the current bureaucratic paperwork required for outbound travel.

Dr Phaahla says the digital certificate may be useful in accessing certain services and businesses in the future. He further adds that the government has no intention of making the certificate a requirement for accessing public services. The digital certificate will be available on smartphones and can also be printed out.

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In Africa, there is an alarming third wave as the vaccine rollout is hampered. In recent light of the vaccine rollout in all parts of the world, third world countries vaccine rollout seems to be stagnant, experts fearing that it may take decades to vaccinate their respective countries.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office has reported that the third wave of Covid-19 cases is spreading faster in Africa. On Thursday, 17 June 2021, WHO regional director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti warned, “With a rapid increase in the number of cases and increasing reports of severe disease, the latest wave threatens to be the worst to date in Africa,”

According to the regional office, for five consecutive weeks, Africa has seen an increase in Covid-19 cases, signaling the beginning of the third wave in Africa. “As of 20 June—day 48 into the new wave—Africa had recorded around 474 000 new cases—a 21% increase compared with the first 48 days of the second wave.” As reported by WHO, the pandemic is resurging in 12 African countries and at the current rate of infections, the ongoing surge is set to surpass the previous one by early July.

18 African countries have already used over 80% of their COVAX vaccine supplies, 29 have administered over 50% of their suppliers, and eight have exhausted their vaccine supply. It is important to be aware that just over 1% of Africa’s population has been fully vaccinated. Globally, 2.7 billion doses have been administered, with just under 1.5% having been administered in Africa.

Dr Moeti is urging the international community to help Africa deal with the Covid-19 vaccine supply as the surge threatens to impair not only Africa’s economy but society.



The world has come to a complete standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many industries, companies and businesses have been affected by this, compelling them to restructure the way business is conducted. The global mobility and relocation industries are some of the industries that have been severely impacted by the global pandemic. This in turn has affected the mobility industry, ultimately affecting the relocation industry. Relocation Africa, mobility, relocation, and immigration business has been largely affected by this pandemic.

In efforts to combat the spread of the virus and ensure the safety of their citizens, states have enforced bolder border entry restrictions, travel bans, and quarantine adherences. This has made managing the expatriate and international assignee workforce complex and challenging. Relocation Africa, situated in a continent that has been administered severe travel restrictions from third world countries while undergoing a slow vaccine rollout. Relocation Africa provides a variety of Mobility, Immigration, Research, Remuneration and Expatriate Tax services across the continent of Africa, assisting individuals and corporate clients settle into new environments as efficiently as possible.

The mobility, immigration and relocation industry has had to change the way they conduct business, to resort to flexible and remote ways in engaging their mobile expatriates and international assignees. At Relocation Africa has had to change their normal procedure/ operations of mobility and relocation to accommodate the travel restrictions and their clients.

Relocation Africa has flexed all its programs. Adding new services such as remote packing up for clients, remotely or virtually selling products for countries who are not in the country, conducts virtual and adjusted services such as opening bank accounts to allow expatriates to do this more remotely. Relocation Africa has also extended its online platforms to include more information that is readily available to its clients. Relocation Africa has also had to ensure that all training and expectation management has considered COVID-19 protocols and to ensure each assignee safe and prioritised. We have also attempted to communicate more extensively to all our clients as we cover a large geography with very different regulations, border closing and re-opening, as well as immigration regulations that are adjusting as the pandemic changes.  We would like you to connect with us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter to ensure you are getting our updates on service offerings as well as travel updates and border regulations.






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