Projects

South Africa is a Rainbow Nation hosting people from a wide range of countries from the African continent and from the rest of the world. These people come with numerous skills which when coordinated can results into considerable benefits.

This project crafted by Skilled Foreign nationals in South Africa (SFONSA) is tagged “Extended Partnerships” as an emphasis on the need of formation of partnerships between Foreign nationals and South Africans that will result in skill development, improved entrepreneurship which will lead to job creation and economic development. The project name is derived from an analogy of South Africa being One Big Family with South Africans being the immediate family members and the foreign nationals the Extended family members hence partnerships between the two groups are “Extended Partnerships”.

The project seeks to cultivate a spirit of working together and formation of partnerships between foreign nationals and South Africans in all fields ranging from business, education, entrepreneurship, etc.

SFONSA is commitment to play our part in the achievement of the NDP 2030 hence this noble project.



On 21st March 2018, 44 African leaders out of the 55 African Union member states signed an agreement to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This agreement initially requires members to remove tariffs from 90% of goods with the other 10% on "sensitive items" to be phased in later thereby allowing free access of commodities, goods, and services across the continent. The AfCFTA will raise Intra-African trade which is currently lowest at 14% in comparison with the shares of intra-regional trade in North America, European Union and Asia which stand at 49%, 61% and 62% respectively.

This project is tagged ”One Market AFRICA Forum” which seeks to create a platform for promoting public awareness and debate throught the continent aimed at amplifying the efforts for a singular African market by engaging the Governments, captains of businesses, enterprenuers, civil society and other key players throught the continent. The project will also highlighting the abundant trade & investment opportunities across Africa and major intiatives aimed at promoting and streamlining Intra-African Trade among others.



The project is tagged: 'Unlocking African Markets'. Globally, Africa has the lowest level of intra-regional trade, below 20%, whereas Asia, Europe and North America stood at well over 50% and still growing. With this project, SFONSA seeks to encourage Intra African trade and investment through series of investment symposiums focusing on different themes and Countries in Africa; These events are for business matching and networking across the continent and are also a great platform for SFONSA and its partners to harmonize the value and contributions of foreign skills within South Africa, with a view to leveraging these skills for collective economic advancement of South Africa and Africa in general.


This project has been tagged “Learn a Skill” which is what the project is actually about. This project involves several courses that have been negotiated for Refugees and Asylum seekers.

Under this project, Refugees and Asylum Seekers will be able to attend a 3 Months Course in their desired fields only paying for the registration fees and not the course fees.


The project is tagged: ‘Beyond Xenophobia’ Campaign as an emphasis of the need to look beyond the problem, assess what the root causes of the xenophobic tendencies are and focus on the generation and implementation of sustainable solutions. The emphasis of this campaign is on solution implementation and greater understanding of Foreign Nationals in South Africa specifically of African descent. The projects involves generation of Information tools, Educational tools, Campaign and awareness tools that will highlight the roles of Skilled Foreign Nationals in Nation building.


This project is tagged: “Finance Matters for Migrants” and is Powered by the Skilled Foreign Nationals in South Africa (SFONSA) in partnership with various stake holders. The idea is for financial institutions to explain various financial aspects in South Africa to the Migrants who many are not aware of some of the services offered. The seminar will also give attendees an opportunity to engage the bank on various aspects. The project Explorers:
  • Principles of Saving and Investment
  • Investing for your Children's Education
  • How to finance your Business ideas
  • Cash flow generation techniques
  • Techniques to multiple streams of income.
  • Real Estate and Mortgage finance
  • Insurance policy and how it works
  • Tax and taxation in South Africa
  • Loans and loan administration.
  • Doing Business in South Africa, what you need to know.. etc.
The project involves seminars held across South Africa.