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[…]
Newly-elected Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs chairperson Bongani Bongo in a statement on Tuesday called on the department to find innovative ways to mitigate funding pressures it and its entities faced. The committee highlighted that funding challenges were a reality for all departments, but it said this challenge presented an[…]
The Department of Home Affairs’ deputy director general of immigration services has denied any knowledge of corruption relating to the issuing of the Gupta dynasty’s visas to stay in South Africa, as alleged in the GuptaLeaks emails. “I did not know anything, except of course what I have read in[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The Department of Home Affairs has warned of a fake message doing the rounds on social media claiming that the green barcoded ID book will not be valid after 31 March 2018. The fake message says that residents need to apply for the Smart Card ID’s. “Kindly note that the[…]
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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