Eight years and counting for Home Affairs to fix clerical error

Wrong gender recorded on twin’s birth certificate


13 March 2018

Cape Town refugee centre must be opened by end of March

Constitutional Court rejects Home Affairs application for leave


15 December 2017

Orphaned child’s 10-year battle for a birth certificate

Family caught in catch-22 situation


28 November 2017

Zimbabwean’s endless temporary permit renewal nightmare

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


24 November 2017

Eastern Cape woman’s 23 year struggle to correct her ID

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


15 June 2017

“Home Affairs said I was a foreigner because of my vaccination marks”

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


8 March 2017

Home Affairs office loses asylum documents

"How can I work without my asylum?"


28 November 2016

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


27 October 2016

“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


17 August 2016

Visa company bureaucracy trips up Zimbabweans

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


8 August 2016

Court orders Home Affairs to renew asylum seekers’ documents

A “big relief for thousands” says refugee organisation


9 June 2016

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 and

3 June 2016

Happy ending for banned Zimbabwean

Home Affairs allows her back into South Africa


30 March 2016

Hefty fines for asylum seekers at Port Elizabeth refugee centre

Immigrants complain that officials humiliate them.


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.


18 January 2016