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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
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Woman had to buy fake permit to get child into school

No place at school without a study permit, but no study permit without a place in school, complain Zimbabwean parents

By Bernard Chiguvare - 10 May 2018

Refugee organisations take Home Affairs to court for defying judges

More than a month after the deadline, still no fully functioning refugee centre in Cape Town

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 May 2018
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Woman who gave birth twice in one year can’t get birth certificate

Nompumelelo Caluza had a child in January and twins prematurely in October. Home Affairs doesn’t think it’s possible.

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 8 May 2018
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Home Affairs bungle separates man from pregnant wife

Immigration official violates policy, preventing Zimbabwean from entering South Africa

By Tariro Washinyira - 26 April 2018
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Home Affairs defying court order, says LRC

Five years of court battles to get Home Affairs to honour constitutional rights of refugees

By Tariro Washinyira - 14 March 2018
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Eight years and counting for Home Affairs to fix clerical error

Wrong gender recorded on twin’s birth certificate

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 13 March 2018
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Cape Town refugee centre must be opened by end of March

Constitutional Court rejects Home Affairs application for leave

By GroundUp Staff - 15 December 2017
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Orphaned child’s 10-year battle for a birth certificate

Family caught in catch-22 situation

By Barbara Maregele - 28 November 2017