Home Affairs

Mother without ID struggles for years to enrol children at school

The departments of Home Affairs and Social Development are currently helping the Kuilsriver family


News | 12 August 2021

Home Affairs implements online renewal for asylum seekers

The aim is to provide an extension of visa service without risking exposure to Covid-19


Brief | 6 May 2021

Gay refugees denied asylum by Home Affairs bigotry - report

Organisations analysed letters denying LGBTI applicants refugee status


News | 30 April 2021

New attempt to force Home Affairs to obey court orders

Asylum seekers have struggled with documents since 2012 when Home Affairs closed its Cape Town refugee office


News | 20 April 2021

Activists sceptical about Home Affairs’ ability to move refugee process online

Department extends validity of asylum and refugee permits until 30 June


Brief | 14 April 2021

KZN church leaders speak out against xenophobia

MK vet leader says the organisation’s name has been dragged “to the ground” by attackers claiming to be veterans


Brief | 8 April 2021

Refugee leader detained for over 120 days

Aline Bukuru has been separated from her three children who remain in the Bellville camp without a guardian


News | 24 March 2021

Department of Home Affairs flouts court orders, year after year

Still no functional refugee reception office in Cape Town


News | 23 March 2021

Refugee organisations stage ceremony pretending that Home Affairs has resumed services

Asylum seekers are desperate for government to start serving them again


News | 19 March 2021

Home Affairs bureaucracy: Woman can’t get an ID or register her child’s birth

Tashreeqa Isaacs’s life is mired in red tape because of an error that happened 18 years ago


Brief | 15 March 2021

Zimbabwean couple demand gay rights

Yet having fled Zimbabwe, they face “corrupt, homophobic and xenophobic” Home Affairs in South Africa, says NGO


News | 26 February 2021

Home Affairs considers scrapping male and female ID numbers

Gender activists welcome draft new identity management policy, with some reservations


News | 18 February 2021

Dozens risk arrest for flouting lockdown rules to try to apply for IDs

But minister Motsoaledi this week temporarily suspended certain services, including applications for new IDs, passports and all marriage services


News | 14 January 2021

City of Cape Town in spat with Public Works over refugee camp

Meanwhile hundreds of refugees are without basic sanitation at the Bellville camp


News | 25 November 2020

Women and children hit by refugee office closure, court hears

Sonke Gender Justice is seeking to join as a friend of the court in Scalabrini versus Minister of Home Affairs case


Brief | 12 November 2020

Hip-hop artist told he must have a new ID number after Home Affairs mix up

Vakele Genu is unhappy with Home Affairs’ solution


News | 10 November 2020