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Working while on a study visa

Study permits: Working in South Africa

In terms of Section 13 (3) of the new Immigration Act of 2004, a holder of a valid study permit may conduct work for not more than 20 working hours per week, as well as full time during academic vacations. However, please note that you have to be a continuing student in good standing to do this during the long vacation.

IAPO will issue permission for a student to conduct such work activities. A student has to obtain an official letter granting employment from the potential employer before IAPO issues the permission to work.