Education advocacy organisation Equal Education has raised concerns over the number of undocumented children in South Africa being denied access to the South African schooling system. Globally, about one fourth of children younger than five have not had their births registered and, in sub-Saharan Africa, only 43% of births are[…]
The South African government is planning to crack down on dubious marriage proposals, warning that couples could face 15 years in prison if they are involved in a fraudulent marriage. There are a rising number of South African women who are selling their hands in marriage to foreigners seeking residents’[…]
With public frustration over the slow pace of service at various branches, the Department of Home Affairs has launched a daily Home Affairs Bulletin. The bulletin is intended to broadcast updates on the volumes being experienced at the various Home Affairs offices in the Cape Metro area twice a day[…]
As of June 1, 2015, all minors under the age of 18 years were required to produce, in addition to their passport, an unabridged birth certificate, which details the particulars of both parents, when exiting and entering South Africa. While many have lauded the decision, those within the tourism industry[…]
On Monday, the replica of Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell was launched at spine road high in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain. The replica was designed by Moonlight Films in conjunction with Robben Island mMuseums and will be travelling to 14 schools. The travelling monument is aimed at improving the national[…]
A former Department of Home Affairs official has been jailed for four years, for taking a R350 bribe in a police trap. Jennifer Bruce, 51, appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Bellville on Tuesday, before magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg, and was sentenced on a charge of corruption. The magistrate[…]
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