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

Mayor fails to produce evidence that “foreigners” are behind Gqeberha land occupations

Mayor Nqaba Bhanga has been criticised by civil society for placing immigrants’ lives at risk by making unsubstantiated inflammatory comments


6 May 2021

Home Affairs implements online renewal for asylum seekers

The aim is to provide an extension of visa service without risking exposure to Covid-19


6 May 2021

Cape Town refugee sites to stay open longer after Home Affairs backtrack

Home Affairs warned the refugees to accept offers of assistance by the UNHCR or leave the sites, but the department has not enforced the demand


3 May 2021

Gay refugees denied asylum by Home Affairs bigotry - report

Organisations analysed letters denying LGBTI applicants refugee status


30 April 2021

New attempt to force Home Affairs to obey court orders

Asylum seekers have struggled with documents since 2012 when Home Affairs closed its Cape Town refugee office


20 April 2021

Refugee protest leaders deported

Remaining protesters given a choice: reintegrate or repatriate


19 April 2021

Neighbour pays rent for family, saving them from eviction … for now

Couple lost their jobs at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown and have not been able to find permanent work since


15 April 2021

Activists sceptical about Home Affairs’ ability to move refugee process online

Department extends validity of asylum and refugee permits until 30 June


14 April 2021

Immigrant spaza shop owners driven out of Atlantis

Police failed to intervene


13 April 2021