Hello my name is Chris... I am right now here in South Africa, and I'm entering with a tourist visa... soon the tourist visa will be converted to a volunteer visa because I have a friend who can grant the volunteer visa for me, and the volunteer visa will last for the next 3 years.
I have a question here, can I get a permanent residence after just (maybe one year) while the volunteer visa is still not expired?
Can I get a permanent residence if I have good skills in some kind of area? The situation is - I plan to work as a "freelance" graphic designer (not working at a company), so I won't be able to get a work permit... Will I be able to get a permanent residence after I work as a freelance graphic designer and show good skills? - I read on the home affairs website that permanent residence also applied for the "people who have great skills"... I don't know for whom is it applied for...
If I can't get much information about the visas / permanent residence permit and so on where should I ask? because I need this information, and someone who can guide me about this...
Thank you and please reply