IMMIGRATION

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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
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Home Affairs taking nine months to process permits for Zimbabweans

Some Zimbabweans who applied last year are still waiting as September deadline looms for ZEP permits

By Tariro Washinyira - 14 September 2018
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Local shops hike prices as immigrants forced out, say Gauteng residents

Yet anti-immigrant sentiments persist in Ratanda, south of Heidelberg

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 13 September 2018
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“I called the police many times but they never came”

What victims and perpetrators of Soweto’s xenophobic violence say

By Mosa Damane - 10 September 2018
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Protesters demand South Africa intervene in upcoming DRC elections

Congolese demonstrators oppose electronic voting machines

By Vincent Lali - 10 September 2018
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Zimbabweans in limbo after giving Home Affairs asylum papers

Special dispensation was meant to regularise Zimbabweans but left many undocumented for years

By Tariro Washinyira - 6 September 2018
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Refugee Reception Offices still not fully functioning, MPs told

Port Elizabeth office not receiving new applicants, two years after deadline set by court

By Bernard Chiguvare - 5 September 2018
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Xenophobia triumphs in Gauteng

Shops owned by immigrants looted in Ratanda a week ago remain closed despite many in the community wanting them reopened

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 September 2018
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High Court rules children born in South Africa can be registered, regardless of their parents’ legal status

There are serious consequences for children’s rights if their births are not registered

By Kathleen Mpofu - 28 August 2018