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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
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Visa company bureaucracy trips up Zimbabweans

Over 4,000 Zimbabwean still do not have their special permits

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 August 2016
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Court orders Home Affairs to renew asylum seekers’ documents

A “big relief for thousands” says refugee organisation

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 June 2016
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Broken Home Affairs system leaves refugees stranded

It has been down for two weeks, and no one can say when it will be fixed

By Tariro Washinyira and Joseph Chirume - 3 June 2016
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Happy ending for banned Zimbabwean

Home Affairs allows her back into South Africa

By Bernard Chiguvare - 30 March 2016
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Hefty fines for asylum seekers at Port Elizabeth refugee centre

Immigrants complain that officials humiliate them.

By Joseph Chirume - 19 January 2016

Asylum seekers frustrated with Home Affairs

GroundUp previously reported the poor service by the Department of Home Affairs' foreshore offices. Today, the situation remains unchanged.

By Bernard Chiguvare - 18 January 2016