Banking in South Africa

Standard Bank

Standard Bank is a South African-based financial services company with a global presence. We operate from 17 African countries and 21 countries on other continents, including the key financial centres of Europe, the Americas and Asia.

General Enquiries ( SA ) 0860 123 000
General Enquiries ( INT ) +2711 299 4701
Telephone Banking 0860 123 108


Absa Group Limited is one of South Africa’s largest financial services organisations, serving personal, commercial and corporate customers in South Africa.

The Group also provides products and services to selected markets in the United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore and Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe in Africa.

General Enquiries ( SA ) 0860 008 600
General Enquiries ( INT ) 0860 008 600
Head Office +27 11 350 4000

First National Bank

First National Bank (FNB) is the oldest bank in South Africa and traces its origins back to the Eastern Province Bank which was formed in Grahamstown in 1838. Today, FNB trades as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited.

We provide a full range of banking services to individuals. This includes savings and deposit accounts, credit cards, overdraft facilities, cheque accounts and loans. In addition, our Business Banking Division offers services and solutions that meet the needs of enterprises - both large and small - throughout the country.

General Enquiries ( SA ) +27 11 371 2111
General Enquiries ( SA )
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19. Apr. 2024 Polity

Exploring the connection between the South African immigration system and job creation

In recent years, South Africa has seen a significant influx of immigrants from various African countries, as well as other parts of the world. This has raised important questions about the country`s immigration policies and their impact on job creation for both locals and immigrants. The South African immigration system, like many other countries, is a complex and ever-evolving process that aims to balance the country`s economic needs with its social and cultural interests. Let`s take a closer look at how this system intersects with job creation in South Africa. The South African government implemented the Immigration Act of 2002, which outlines the country`s immigration policies and procedures. Under this act, foreigners are required to obtain a visa or permit to enter, work, or study in South Africa. The type of visa or permit required depends on the intended purpose of the individual`s visit and their country of origin. V.5312

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