HOME AFFAIRS

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Gogo’s 20 year battle to change an error on her ID

Home Affairs is now investigating the matter

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 31 May 2019
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Eastern Cape family’s looooong battle to get a correct ID

According to Masibulele Soboyisi’s ID he was too young to write matric, so he can’t get his results

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 24 May 2019
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Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

Department has to process 150,000 appeals

By Zoë Postman - 16 May 2019
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If this is freedom then I don’t want it, says 80-year-old Flagstaff granny

No IDs, so no social grants: family survives off grandmother’s pension

By Sibahle Siqathule - 10 May 2019
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Cameroonian refugees in Cape Town can’t get legal status

Home Affairs was ordered by the courts to open a centre over a year ago for new asylum seeker applicants

By Tariro Washinyira - 2 May 2019
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Why a high court dismissed Somali claims for asylum

But Lawyers for Human Rights disagrees with the court’s reasoning and is appealing

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 18 April 2019
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“Agents” charge R300 to jump Home Affairs queues

“Come straight to me with the money and you will get inside”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 April 2019
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Home Affairs tells man to come back with his dead mother

Robert Masuku has been voting since 1994 but is registered as an illegal immigrant

By Bernard Chiguvare - 5 March 2019
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Blind Zimbabwean loses refugee status after identity muddle

Blessing Marindo has also lost his disability grant and is struggling to make ends meet

By Bernard Chiguvare - 28 February 2019
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Be patient, Home Affairs tells Zimbabweans awaiting permits

Visa processing company expected to finish its work by end of January

By Tariro Washinyira - 3 December 2018
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Derelict Home Affairs office in Atlantis shut down by Department of Labour

Building, where toilets didn’t work and fire escapes were blocked, was reopened this week

By Peter Luhanga - 7 November 2018
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Home Affairs official told 86-year-old “to go back to Lesotho”

Mathabo Mofokeng could not access her pension without her ID

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 1 October 2018
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Pay R4 if you want to use the toilet at Home Affairs

Security guards at Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape demand money from people who need the toilet

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 24 September 2018
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Home Affairs taking nine months to process permits for Zimbabweans

Some Zimbabweans who applied last year are still waiting as September deadline looms for ZEP permits

By Tariro Washinyira - 14 September 2018
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Little improvement at Home Affairs office despite Malusi Gigaba’s promises

People arrive hours before opening time and still queue for hours after the Pietermaritzburg office opens

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 18 July 2018
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No security at Home Affairs

Foreshore office even more chaotic than usual

By Tariro Washinyira - 25 May 2018