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Home affairs extends validity of asylum seekers, refugee status

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Qualifying asylum seekers and refugees have until 30 June 2021 to renew their expired visas and status online. Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, extended...

Repositioning of Home Affairs to contribute to state security

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Home Affairs Deputy Minister Fatima Chohan says the repositioning of Home Affairs within the security cluster allows the department to effectively contribute...

Arrests in connection with Immigration Act at Lesotho border post

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The arrest of 18 people allegedly involved in fraudulent activities at a South African border post has highlighted the need for a...

Home Affairs to be central part of national security

Just days after the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced plans to reposition itself as a "security nerve centre" a Parliamentary committee...

SA Home Affairs officials, Basotho nationals nabbed for fraud, corruption

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The Hawks have arrested 20 Home Affairs officials and six Basotho nationals at the Maseru port of entry. The 26 suspects, aged between...

Border Management Authority Bill tabled at portfolio committee

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This week will see Parliament's Home Affairs Portfolio Committee start work on processing the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill. The Authority was until...

Home Affairs mulls asylum offices at border posts

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Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the department is considering establishing asylum offices at South Africa's ports of entry, in an effort...

SA’s border security system faces challenges

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One of the main challenges for SA's ports of entry is that the Department of Home Affairs' (DHA's) IT systems are not...

Home Affairs postpones stricter child travel rules

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The Department of Home Affairs has postponed the implementation of two tighter regulations on travel for children after the tourism industry raised...

Home Affairs sets up team to look at visa regulation implementation

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The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has announced that it will set up a task team to look at the implementation of...

Home Affairs, SABRIC partner to combat fraud

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The newly-launched Online Fingerprint Verification System is expected to deal a significant blow to acts of fraud and corruption that have cheated...

Parliamentary Question: dha: Tenders

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Mr A P van der Westhuizen (DA) to ask the Minister of Home Affairs: (1) (a) Which potential suppliers submitted tenders in response to...

Parliamentary Question: DHA: duties in the MISS

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Adv L H Max (DA) to ask the Minister of Home Affairs: Whether (a) her Department or (b) any (i) agency or (ii)...

Parliamentary Question: DHA: Honest services

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Mrs Z B N Balindlela (COPE) to ask the Minister of Home Affairs: (1) Whether her Department has a strategy in place to ensure...

South Africa sets stage for deportation of Zimbabweans

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South Africa ended yesterday a special programme to provide visas for more than one million undocumented immigrants who fled political and economic...

DHA moots smart cards – again

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Minister of Home Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma say her department will impliment a smart identity card in the next financial year....

DHA ups its game

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The Department of Home Affairs has more than halved the average time it takes for a person to get an Identity Document,...

Police, Home Affairs foil Argentinian football hooligans

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Police and immigration official have foiled an attempt by ten Argentinian football hooligans, called "Barrabravas" to enter the country. The police say...

Home Affairs says its ready for World Cup migration

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With 22 days till the kick off of the FIFA World Cup, South Africa is on track to issue free visas to...

Home Affairs tracking tourists

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Home Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has unveiled a R129 million Motion Control System (MCS) at OR Tambo International Airport. The technology...

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