HOME AFFAIRS

Court victory for “invisible, undocumented children”

Fathers to be able to register the births of their children without the mother being present or giving consent

By Tania Broughton - 20 May 2020
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Reintegrate or be repatriated, Home Affairs warns refugees

Motsoaledi tells MPs that the countries refugees want to go to are not ready to welcome them

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 March 2020
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Home Affairs blocked my ID, says Free State man

Nathi Lepelesana used his ID to vote in SA elections. Now he’s been told he’s a Lesotho citizen

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 January 2020
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UNHCR refugee protest stems from failures at Home Affairs

Long delays, inefficiencies and obstructionism causes frustration and anger among asylum seekers

By Madison Yauger and Karabo Mafolo - 27 November 2019
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Children of immigrants must be in school, says Minister of Home Affairs

“Send them to school. We’ll look at the documentation later”

By Tariro Washinyira - 23 October 2019
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SASSA and Home Affairs offices stand empty

Offices unstaffed in Maqongqo, Pietermaritzburg

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 October 2019
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Concourt judgment will help keep families together

Foreign nationals with South African or permanent resident spouses do not have to leave the country to apply for spousal visas

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 8 August 2019
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Home Affairs misses deadline for Cape Town refugee office, says LRC

“The non-responsiveness by Home Affairs left no room for us to engage with them”

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 July 2019
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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