With effect from the 1st of May 2015 a holder of a valid temporary residence visa issued for the categories mentioned below will be allowed to register and undertake part-time studies with Institutions of Higher Learning as defined by the Immigration Regulations of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002) during the validity period of their respective visas.
(a) General work visa;
(b) Critical skills work visa;
(c) Intra-company transfer work visa; and
(d) Business visa;
The holders of the above-listed categories of temporary residence visas will no longer be required to submit requests to the Department for “endorsement” of study as a secondary activity. This provision allows for part-time study only. Institutions of Higher Learning registered with the Department of Higher Education are advised not to allow these categories of applicants to study full time on these visas.
The duration of the course qualification must not exceed the period of validity of the primary visa. A register of such learners must be kept by the institution of learning and be made available to the Inspectorate of the Department of Home Affairs for inspection when required.