Articles about Zimbabwean Special Permits and Zimbabwe Exemption Permits

Court battle over Zimbabwe permits set for April

“How can I be in a country where I came as a minor and be expected to pack my bags to go to Zimbabwe?”

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News | 27 January 2023

Zimbabwean parents worried about learners’ move from schools in South Africa

There is still no clear plan for how the governments will help families voluntarily returning to Zimbabwe

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News | 14 December 2022

Bleak future for Zimbabwean families depending on breadwinners in South Africa

Remittances to Zimbabwe in jeopardy if relatives lose the right to work legally in SA

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News | 28 September 2022

Returning Zimbabweans battle to rebuild their lives in Harare

Some have good memories of their years in South Africa

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News | 27 September 2022

Zimbabweans trying to leave SA not being turned back: Home Affairs explains

The department says people without valid documents are being referred to documentation counters but choose not to go

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Brief | 19 September 2022

Court challenge against scrapping Zimbabwean permit will go ahead

Zimbabwean Exemption Permit validity was extended by six months to June 2023

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Law | 8 September 2022

We travel to Harare with returning Zimbabweans

It’s an unhappy journey marked by xenophobia and an uncertain future

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News | 30 August 2022

New court challenge to decision to scrap Zimbabwean permits

The Zimbabwean Immigration Federation seeks to defend the rights of Zimbabweans living in South Africa

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Law | 28 July 2022

As deadline approaches Zimbabweans face a stark choice: start from zero in a broken country or live undocumented in SA

From 1 January 2023, hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans and their children will no longer be able to live, work and go to school legally in the republic

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News | 23 June 2022

Understanding the Zimbabwean permit case

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans living in South Africa may find themselves undocumented on 1 January 2023. The Helen Suzman Foundation is trying to stop this.

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Law | 20 June 2022

180,000 Zimbabweans face deportation as permit deadline looms

Applying for a work permit is difficult and many have given up

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News | 10 June 2022

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

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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

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News | 23 January 2018

Zimbabweans battle with VFS’s application system

Elderly people with little computer know-how are becoming desperate

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News | 9 October 2017

Zimbabwe Exemption Permit will not be for new applicants

New permit is valid until end of 2021

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News | 8 September 2017