IMMIGRATION

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Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

Department has to process 150,000 appeals

By Zoë Postman - 16 May 2019
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Cameroonian refugees in Cape Town can’t get legal status

Home Affairs was ordered by the courts to open a centre over a year ago for new asylum seeker applicants

By Tariro Washinyira - 2 May 2019
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Why a high court dismissed Somali claims for asylum

But Lawyers for Human Rights disagrees with the court’s reasoning and is appealing

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 18 April 2019
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Zimbabweans leave after xenophobic attacks in Vuwani

“I miss my fellow Zimbabweans. We used to stay as a family but we are now scattered in Limpopo”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 April 2019
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Immigrant-owned shop saved by residents, later looted

Owner says this is the fourth time since 2007 he has had to flee. Police stretched to the limit

By Velani Ludidi - 12 April 2019
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Eastern Cape immigrant shop owners say they pay for protection from “xenophobia”

Last week immigrant-owned shops in Cofimvaba were shut down for a day by SANCO

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 12 April 2019
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Immigrants fear for their lives in Durban

Municipality dismantles tents and sends displaced foreign nationals back to their homes

By Musa Binda - 3 April 2019
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Immigrants robbed and forced to sleep outside in Durban

Victims of latest xenophobic violence blame electioneering by politicians

By Musa Binda - 28 March 2019
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Asylum seeker battles because of Home Affairs’ spelling mistake

Refugee Yanke Tonga Gillis says he has tried unsuccessfully to get the spelling of his name corrected

By Tariro Washinyira - 25 March 2019
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Refugee children turned away by Cape schools

Immigrant parents battle red tape to get their kids in school

By Tariro Washinyira - 22 March 2019
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Protesters extort cash and goods from immigrant shopkeepers

“I always give them two litres of paraffin for burning tyres during protests”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 21 March 2019
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SANDF refuses to re-accommodate immigrants it evicted in Marievale

“They want to break my family apart,” says evictee

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 14 March 2019
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Zimbabweans in Limpopo village fear for their future

Police said to have been given an ultimatum by local group to evict all undocumented Zimbabweans

By Emelda Tintswalo - 13 March 2019
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Blind Zimbabwean loses refugee status after identity muddle

Blessing Marindo has also lost his disability grant and is struggling to make ends meet

By Bernard Chiguvare - 28 February 2019
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Woman told to go to Zimbabwe to get her South African-born child’s visas

She faces prohibitive costs and may lose her job

By Bernard Chiguvare - 22 February 2019
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Immigrants targeted in Alexandra housing battle

Vigilantes accused of throwing families out of RDP housing

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 21 February 2019