HOME AFFAIRS

City of Cape Town in spat with Public Works over refugee camp

Meanwhile hundreds of refugees are without basic sanitation at the Bellville camp

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25 November 2020

Women and children hit by refugee office closure, court hears

Sonke Gender Justice is seeking to join as a friend of the court in Scalabrini versus Minister of Home Affairs case

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12 November 2020

Hip-hop artist told he must have a new ID number after Home Affairs mix up

Vakele Genu is unhappy with Home Affairs’ solution

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10 November 2020

Concern over huge number of expiring refugee documents

Under Covid-19 lockdown validity was extended but asylum seekers have struggled

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21 September 2020

Children born abroad with one South African parent have right to citizenship

Constitutional Court says that Home Affairs conduct is “brazenly incompetent”, intransigent, indifferent and inefficient

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24 July 2020

Court victory for “invisible, undocumented children”

Fathers to be able to register the births of their children without the mother being present or giving consent

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20 May 2020

Reintegrate or be repatriated, Home Affairs warns refugees

Motsoaledi tells MPs that the countries refugees want to go to are not ready to welcome them

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10 March 2020

Home Affairs blocked my ID, says Free State man

Nathi Lepelesana used his ID to vote in SA elections. Now he’s been told he’s a Lesotho citizen

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20 January 2020

UNHCR refugee protest stems from failures at Home Affairs

Long delays, inefficiencies and obstructionism causes frustration and anger among asylum seekers

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27 November 2019

Children of immigrants must be in school, says Minister of Home Affairs

“Send them to school. We’ll look at the documentation later”

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23 October 2019

SASSA and Home Affairs offices stand empty

Offices unstaffed in Maqongqo, Pietermaritzburg

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22 October 2019

Concourt judgment will help keep families together

Foreign nationals with South African or permanent resident spouses do not have to leave the country to apply for spousal visas

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8 August 2019

Home Affairs misses deadline for Cape Town refugee office, says LRC

“The non-responsiveness by Home Affairs left no room for us to engage with them”

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9 July 2019

Gogo’s 20 year battle to change an error on her ID

Home Affairs is now investigating the matter

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31 May 2019

Eastern Cape family’s looooong battle to get a correct ID

According to Masibulele Soboyisi’s ID he was too young to write matric, so he can’t get his results

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24 May 2019

Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

Department has to process 150,000 appeals

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16 May 2019