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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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Citizens urged to collect their smart ID cards

The Department of Home Affairs and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) are facing a major challenge ahead of the 2019 general elections. Over 410 000 Smart ID Cards remain uncollected at Home Affairs offices across the country. The revelation emerged during the launch of the ID Collection campaign in Polokwane,[…]

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Gigaba to brief media on Apleni’s resignation

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba will hold a media briefing on Monday following the resignation of his department’s Director-General Mkhuseli Apleni. Apleni has been with the Home Affairs Department for nearly 10 years and has had a difficult time at the department. Apleni approached the courts last year when the[…]

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Parties demand answers after Gigaba’s Gupta gaffe

The Democratic Alliance is demanding answers following claims by home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday that the Guptas are not South African citizens. TimesLIVE reported on Tuesday night that in at least one case – that of Atul Gupta – the recently re-appointed Gigaba seemingly got it wrong. On[…]

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Home Affairs conduct ‘routine inspection’ at ANN7 offices

Home Affairs and immigration officials visited the offices of the embattled ANN7 channel on Thursday afternoon for a “routine inspection” Staff members have told News24 how they “have never seen something like that before”. Earlier this year, MultiChoice announced it would not be renewing its license with the channel, after[…]

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New Home Affairs travel document set to curb fraud

The Home Affairs Department says it has launched what it calls an improved refugee travel document. This forms part of a drive to take advantage of technology to prevent fraud and other illegal activities. Deputy Minister Fatima Chohan says the new version, called Machine Readable Travel Document for Refugees, has[…]

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