IMMIGRATION

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Concourt takes compassionate approach to people who enter country unlawfully

Asylum delayed is not (necessarily) asylum denied

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 17 January 2019
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Ethel Mavaivai has been admitted to university at the age of 26 - but she can’t afford the fees

Immigrants, even if they came to SA as children, do not benefit from free tuition

By Joseph Chirume - 10 January 2019
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Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

But the cost of taking goods back rises over Christmas

By Bernard Chiguvare - 18 December 2018
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Concourt agrees: people guilty of serious crimes will not qualify for refugee status

However, extradition law still protects their fundamental rights

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 6 December 2018
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Be patient, Home Affairs tells Zimbabweans awaiting permits

Visa processing company expected to finish its work by end of January

By Tariro Washinyira - 3 December 2018
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Asylum seekers can now apply for residence visas

Constitutional Court ruling overturns Home Affairs directive

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 27 November 2018
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New PE refugee centre struggling to cope with large number of applicants

Many applicants are turned away daily because of lack of capacity

By Joseph Chirume - 26 November 2018
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Born in South Africa but not a citizen

Ghanaian matric student desperate for ID to get to university in 2019

By Bernard Chiguvare - 26 November 2018
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Rwandan man faces death if he is deported from South Africa

The Constitutional Court is deciding if Alex Ruta can seek asylum

By Zoë Postman - 2 November 2018
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Immigrant shop owners terrorised in Newcastle

Two shopkeepers murdered in October

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 2 November 2018
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Home Affairs in court after official tears up child’s passport

Tinashe Bello was happily at school in Cape Town until he applied for a visa to allow him to represent his school in a German soccer tournament

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 October 2018
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Home Affairs reopens refugee office it closed in 2011

“The courts had spoken. We had to do it,” says Deputy Minister of Home Affairs

By GroundUp correspondent - 22 October 2018
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Shangaan shop owners chased out of Duduza

South Africans not spared in latest xenophobic violence

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 13 October 2018
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A Zimbabwean mother just wanted her son to join her in SA. Now she is caught up in child trafficking charges

Siphathisiwe Ndlovu, who has been in South Africa since 2007, has now been denied a permit to stay

By Bernard Chiguvare - 11 October 2018
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Zimbabwean teachers in SA unpaid for months

Western Cape Education Department says Home Affairs is to blame

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 September 2018
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Asylum seekers say officials keep their passports until they buy tickets to Zimbabwe

But bus ticket operators will usually not issue a cross-border ticket if the passenger does not show a passport

By Ray Mwareya - 21 September 2018