Would you marry here or in SA?
You can apply for a fiance visa so that he can come here specifically for the purpose of marrying you. Once married he would then have to apply for a spouses visa (settlement). Two applications, two application fees
Here is the criteria you would need to fulfill for a fiance visa:-
He will also have to pass and english language test showing he has a basic command of spoken and listening English. He can find out approved test providers in his area by contacting the UK embassy nearest to him.
You will need to apply for fiance/spouses visa using form VAF4 which is available for download from the UKBA website.
Once the visa is obtained it will be granted to him for a period of 6 months within which you can marry. You will then have to apply for a spouses visa, which will be granted for a period of 27 months. At the end of this time he can apply for indefinite leave to remain in the uK
You should consider instrucitng a immigration solicitor to prepare an applicaiton for you to give you the best possible chance of appoval upon application. You can find local solicitors via:-
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