department of Home affairs

Undocumented children can access education: Home Affairs

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[…]

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Home Affairs to crack down on fraudulent marriages

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’[…]

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Ex-home affairs official jailed for R350 bribe

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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