Articles about Zimbabwean Special Permits and Zimbabwe Exemption Permits

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


News | 27 May 2021

Zimbabweans in SA tied up in red tape as permit deadline approaches

Applicants for permits are rejected if they do not have a valid Zimbabwean passport, even if they’ve applied for one


News | 23 January 2018

Zimbabweans battle with VFS’s application system

Elderly people with little computer know-how are becoming desperate


News | 9 October 2017

Zimbabwe Exemption Permit will not be for new applicants

New permit is valid until end of 2021


News | 8 September 2017

Confusion over Zimbabwe Special Dispensation Permit

Some holders of Zimbabwe Dispensation Permits that expire in 2015 do not understand that all permits are expiring on 31 December 2014, and that they too need to make an online application by 1 October 2014 for the new Zimbabwe Special Dispensation Permit (ZSP).

Tariro Washinyira

News | 22 August 2014

Zimbabweans welcome extension of residence

The Department of Home Affairs has granted three more years residence to more than 250 000 Zimbabweans who applied for dispensation permits in 2009.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 13 August 2014