Immigrants arrested in labour inspection sweep in Eastern Cape

Rights organisation says Home Affairs has done nothing to help people get their documents in order during lockdown


14 September 2021

State refused to help immigrant fire victims, so this organisation stepped up

Immigrants who lost their shacks in a fire in Briardene last month were refused building materials by the state


12 August 2021

Home Affairs to renew Angolan Special Permit as deadline looms

Online application at the Visa Facilitation Services expected to start on 16 August and could take eight weeks to process


6 August 2021

Law graduates to challenge legal profession’s discrimination against immigrants

Zimbabwean-born and fully South African qualified advocate works as a waiter because of legal profession’s rules


27 July 2021

Covid-19: Restaurant owners fume at TERS failures

Many immigrant restaurant workers find themselves excluded from payment system


20 July 2021

Xenophobia alive in some schools, human rights meeting is told

Matric children of immigrants born in South Africa also battle to get IDs so that they can enrol in tertiary education, but Home Affairs is trying to fix this


20 July 2021

Refugees frustrated by Home Affairs online renewal system

Officials accused of exploiting asylum seekers’ desperation at the Pretoria refugee centre

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13 July 2021

A thriving trade has sprung up around informal mining in Gauteng

Immigrant traders supply miners with everything from water to socks


7 July 2021

Desperate Zimbabweans living on the streets of Musina say municipality makes their hard lives worse

“I thought I had grabbed a way of living … but I now live by scavenging from bins”


1 July 2021

Immigrant shop owners plead to be allowed to continue trading in Diepkloof

“All we want is to operate our shops and look after our families”


18 June 2021

Refugee uses art to tell stories of xenophobia

Azuri Muhuli has seen and suffered violence


1 June 2021

Spaza shop owners accuse police of stealing their cash

Diepsloot police say they confiscated R63,000. The shop owners claim it is more than double that amount


31 May 2021

About 180,000 Zimbabweans in SA face uncertain future

The Zimbabwe Exemption Permit lapses in December and the South African government has not indicated if it will renew it


27 May 2021

Judge to oversee plan to re-open Cape Town Refugee Reception Office

Court rules Home Affairs must provide monthly progress reports


18 May 2021

Judge proposes plan to speed up re-opening of Refugee Office

Home Affairs plans to open centre by April next year but judge Alma de Wet criticises delay


12 May 2021