Home Affairs

Cape Town refugee centre must be opened by end of March

Constitutional Court rejects Home Affairs application for leave


Brief | 15 December 2017

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

Family caught in catch-22 situation


News | 28 November 2017

Zimbabwean’s endless temporary permit renewal nightmare

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


News | 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


News | 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


News | 8 March 2017

Home Affairs office loses asylum documents

"How can I work without my asylum?"


News | 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


News | 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


News | 17 August 2016

Visa company bureaucracy trips up Zimbabweans

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


News | 8 August 2016

Court orders Home Affairs to renew asylum seekers’ documents

A “big relief for thousands” says refugee organisation


Brief | 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

News | 3 June 2016

Happy ending for banned Zimbabwean

Home Affairs allows her back into South Africa


Brief | 30 March 2016

Hefty fines for asylum seekers at Port Elizabeth refugee centre

Immigrants complain that officials humiliate them.


News | 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.


Brief | 18 January 2016