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27 March 2017
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07 Jul 2014
Home Affairs must amend 'undesirables' clause
How many more times are the Courts going to order the Department of Home Affairs to admit yet another “undesirable” before the Department reads the writing on the wall and takes steps are taken to...
09 Jun 2014
Home Affairs and the Immigration Amendment Act: So where to?
We now have a major amendment to our immigration legislation and processes.  But what is happening at Home Affairs?  Who, really, is at the helm of this critical Leviathan?  Where is he, she they...
26 May 2014
The (all new) Immigration Amendment Act, 2011 - What happens in the short term?
The long awaited amendments to the Immigration Act, have ‘happened’. Both the 2007 and 2011 Amendments along with a wholly revised set of regulations were promulgated on Thursday 22 May and came...
07 Apr 2014
Zimbabweans In South Africa – An amnesty travesty?
Chris Watters
So, for those approximately 230 000 Zimbabweans who are sitting with their 2010 ZDP permits, the truth will out and the waiting is at an end.  Cabinet has decided that “the permit holders [most of...
06 May 2013
'Guptagate', ports of entry and the Department of Home Affairs
Amidst all the dust and fury of the Guptagate saga, little seems to have been said about the possible role of the Department of Home Affairs – or yet another errant official – in all of this. You...
06 Nov 2012
Mangaung and a new immigration policy?
Amidst all the supposed doom and gloom in the run up to the Mangaung conference, it is hoped that attentions will not be solely focused on the election of party office bearers.  The ANC will be...
29 Mar 2012
Home affairs, short term visits, babies and the bathwater (again!)
As part of its regular display of how much “it cares” for local business confidence, job creation and South Africa’s offshore image as being ‘open for business’, Home Affairs has once again...
21 Nov 2011
The NDP and Home Affairs
With the NDP, as proposed, the government (or at least Manuel’s office) begins at last to come to terms with what informed immigration policies can do for the country’s economic malaise. There is...
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