The South African legislative environment has long understood the importance of family and as such has made means to accommodate relatives, children or spouses who wish to join a family member that has immigrated to South Africa. The Relative’s Permanent Residence Permit makes that possible.
If you’re married to or in a permanent relationship with a South African citizen or a person with a South African permanent residence permit, then you qualify to apply for a Spousal/Life Partner Permanent Residence Permit. However, as with any visa application - you’ll need to know the requirements.
Every year, several thousand foreigners apply for Permanent Residence permits for South Africa. This comes as little surprise as South Africa is ranked sixth out of the world's seventeen megadiverse countries. Couple that with sunshine, great food and amazing people - and you get a place that’s worth leaving your own country for.