Some 10,000 foreign pilgrims are arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah after a seven-month pause because of the coronavirus pandemic. The pilgrims must isolate for three days after arrival before being transported to religious sites, according to Amr Al-Maddah, deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah. They will be allowed[…]
The Public Servants Association of SA has lashed out at the department of home affairs for suspending a senior bureaucrat involved in investigating foreign nationals who allegedly obtained SA citizenship fraudulently. The PSA has accused the department of victimising and harassing advocate Amanda Ledwaba after acting director-general Jackie McKay placed[…]
Plans are underway to relocate hundreds of foreign nationals living in the Cape Town CBD. A site for their relocation has been identified in Bellville and should be ready soon. Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille and other city and government officials visited the area on Tuesday. Marquees, which can[…]
UniFam, a non-profit organisation working to improve the lives and living conditions of refugee families in the Western Cape of South Africa, has condemned the recent violent attack by protesting foreign nationals on speakers at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town on 15 November. The organisation is calling for[…]
Gift of the Givers has been ordered to stop taking food and giving medical help to the hundreds of foreign nationals taking shelter at Cape Town’s Central Methodist Church because the group’s leadership is upset with the charity. “We have been asked not to be there,” Gift of the Givers[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa (MJC) has acknowledged the need for a strong Muslim response to the situation faced by foreign nationals wanting to leave South Africa. The first-deputy president of the MJC has called the situation “a very painful” one. “I agree that the situation is dire.[…]
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR has denied media reports that an impasse has been reached in negotiations with foreign nationals wanting to leave South Africa via the sponsorship of the South African government and the United Nations. The complaints of these foreign nationals revolve around allegations of[…]
Evacuation of foreign nationals demanding to leave SA is “not an option on the table”, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in SA. The UNHCR said it had reached an impasse with those wishing to leave the country, the SABC reported on Sunday. Police arrested scores of refugees[…]
Chaos erupted in the Cape Town CBD on Wednesday after the South African Police Service and the City’s Law Enforcement Unit were sent to carry out court orders to end a three-week long foreign national sit-in outside of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in the city. […]
A clash broke out in the CBD this afternoon between police and refugees staging a sit-in outside the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cape Town. Police arrived to remove the refugees, resulting in a battle that brought out stun grenades, tear gas and batons. More than 300 foreign[…]
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