The Xpatweb team consists of experienced and highly educated individuals who share a passion for specialised solutions in the expatriation and international mobility sector. We aim at providing our customers with the best personalised solution possible. As a team, Xpatweb remains up to date on all new developments within the expatriation and international mobility trends worldwide. Maintaining close relationships with our clients and organisations allows us to provide the best possible customised business solutions and services.
Our specialist team include Attorneys, Chartered Accountants, Master Tax Practitioners, a Financial Services Provider (FSP) and Master Reward Specialists, who combined are relevantly qualified to fully command the entire skillset required to address your residency needs holistically. Whilst our professional credentials ensure accountability and the highest standards of delivery, we are in a unique position to provide you with pertinent advice ensuring the optimal approach to immigration. We pride ourselves in our ability to deliver and create loyal and meaningful client relationships by providing them with trusted client delivery.
Marisa Jacobs – Director
Marisa Jacobs (BCom Marketing & Business Management) is the Managing Director at Xpatweb, the largest independent work permit practice in South Africa. Her areas of specialty include South African work permits for both individuals and employers with large groups of expatriates which require short term employment service visas, unique dispensations or special waivers of work permit conditions.
She has extensive experience in expatriate management. Her solution based methodologies extent to operating and managing a confidential payroll for various expatriate groups, having obtained various SARS tax directives and rulings, Reserve Bank clearances for expatriates and optimal banking solutions, enabling her to provide an all-inclusive mobility service, and fuels her passion for finding more streamlined solutions.
Moeketsi Seboko – Head of Immigration
Moeketsi Seboko is an Immigration Manager at Xpatweb. He started his career with the Immigration Branch at the Department of Home Affairs and before joining Xpatweb, he was working for one of the BIG Four firms.
“Moe” has been part of Xpatweb’s growth in the market to becoming a leading service provider. He serves as a director on one of the specialist group companies and is also on the group’s management team meetings.
His areas of specialisation are direct engagement with the Department of Home Affairs on complex and sensitive cases, ensuring full compliance with the technical aspects of immigration law, escalation and expedition of important matters, training of juniors and general management of the team. Slowly diminishing the group’s whisky stock, at a pace where it goes unnoticed, is also one of his specialities.
When he is not in the office, he is golfing with clients and friends.
Alicia Kruger – Team Manager
Alicia joined Xpatweb as the Personal Assistant for the Managing Director and quickly progressed to the role of Team Manager. Her role is supported by thirteen (13) years of management experience and running several medical aesthetic practices and spas, where she decided to challenge herself and made the change to Immigration in 2021. Her strong communication, organisational and administration skills are echoed in her motto of: No job is too big or too small!
She is a mother of two very busy boys, and has a passion for kids, animals and helping others.
Zainab Bouziane – Head of Africa Desk
Zainab Bouziane is the Head of Africa Desk at Xpatweb and with nine (9) years of immigration experience and her specialization and expertise expand across 33 African countries.
She started her Immigration Career in 2016 and previously worked with the USAID, Italian and French Consulates which has enabled her to build and hone relationships with relevant authorities ensuring successful applications. She is a confident team player who enjoys being challenged with a good debate. She is passionate about immigration and relocation and her outspoken sense of humour is often considered as “Work Animal” who does not take “no” for an answer.
She is a Moroccan Citizen and obtained her degree in English Literature from Mohamed the 5th University and is currently permanently residing in South Africa with her South African husband and two kids. She further greatly enjoys spending her time with her family and outdoor activities, with an ironic offbeat vision of one day living on a farm in the middle of nowhere.
Sue-Allan Mehl – Immigration Lead
Sue-Allan is Xpatweb’s Immigration Lead, based in our office in Cape Town. She is extremely client focussed and comes from an immigration background where she serviced multinational corporates and private individuals since 2008. She is a registered Immigration Practitioner since 2016 and is a member of the Forum for Immigration Practitioners South Africa (FIPSA).
Her expertise lie in many different visa types, such as: Work Visas, Study Visas, Retired Person Visas, Business Visas, Spousal Visas, Relatives Visas, Corporate Visas for companies as well as Permanent Residence Permit.
She is passionate about immigration, client satisfaction and always enjoys lending a helping hand to others.
Leetasha Govender – Expatriate Solutions Specialist
Leetasha is an Expatriate Solutions Specialist and joined us directly from the Department of Home Affairs. She holds a BCom Degree and has over 5 years of working experience in the permitting section at the Department of Home Affairs, specifically the Waivers Unit for General Work Visa applications as well as temporary residence visa applications. Leetasha further often gave input on immigration directives, implementation of various departmental policies and remaining up to date on all immigration-related matters.
Mpho Ndimande – Junior Expatriate Solutions Specialist
Mpho joined the Immigration industry in 2018, to enhance her career and a role that she has chosen to pursue a Law degree with UNISA.
She is a natural with very strong interpersonal skills and enjoys interacting with people. She is very passionate about community upliftment and has undertaken several roles in her career, those placements have enabled her to develop not only professional experience, but also valuable and transferable work ethics as well as people skills.
She is a mother of two and loves nature. Mpho is also a fan of the Louis Vuitton brand and would like to one day visit Paris.
Shulé Schuller – Immigration Support Specialist
Shulé Schüller, an ex-Broadcasting and Media industry professional, who is currently completing her Bachelor of Arts degree part-time through UNISA, is part of the Xpatweb team as an Immigration Solution Specialist. Her unique administrative skills and need for client satisfaction ties well within her role as she provides excellent support to the team to ensure maximum results. Although shy at first, once she is comfortable around you, she might talk your head off. She is a lover of summer and outdoor adventures. She loves to listen, whether it’s to a friend in need, some good music or even a podcast.
Clare Sweeney – Immigration Support Specialist
Clare has been part of the Xpatweb Team since February 2021 as an Immigration Support Specialist for the Africa Desk and has since branched out to UK and Mauritius Immigration Services. After obtaining her Diploma in Exercise Science, she worked on a cruise ship to satisfy her travel bug and visited various countries around the world. Clare has developed and honed strong administration, customer service and coordination skills during her career and which followed into the Immigration and Corporate setting.
She is passionate about customer service and always aims to serve clients in the most efficient manner.
Levi Schooling – Expatriate Solution Specialist
Levi is an Expatriate Solution Specialist and hails from a background in sales, business development and marketing with coupled experience of working with Governmental entities. He holds a Diploma from the IMM Graduate School of Marketing and various certifications in the digital marketing space.
Levi currently consults on matters pertaining to immigration, qualifications recognition and heads up the digital marketing effort for Xpatweb and oversees responsibilities pertaining the company’s stakeholder relations portfolio.
When Levi isn’t at the office, he enjoys socializing, playing the guitar, rock climbing and Formula 1.