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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
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Zimbabwean’s endless temporary permit renewal nightmare

In eight years Althea Roberts has had 21 extensions to her asylum seeker permit

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 November 2017
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Eastern Cape woman’s 23 year struggle to correct her ID

Nomboxo Kafile can’t access her old age grant because of the error

By Manqulo Nyakombi - 15 June 2017
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“Home Affairs said I was a foreigner because of my vaccination marks”

PE woman claims she was turned away; Home Affairs denies this

By Joseph Chirume - 8 March 2017
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Home Affairs office loses asylum documents

"How can I work without my asylum?"

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 28 November 2016
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After five trips from Cape Town to Pretoria, Malawian immigrant still has no papers

Charles Mkwapatira has spent a month in prison, and R15,000 - all for nothing

By Tariro Washinyira - 27 October 2016
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“My life is on standstill thanks to Home Affairs”

Two men born on the same day with the same name have the same ID number

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 17 August 2016