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Gigaba fights back

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s camp is working on a detailed counter-campaign to clear perceptions that he is in the pockets of the Guptas. Gigaba’s consistent denial of involvement with the Guptas is proving difficult to sustain as evidence suggesting that he has deep ties with the family keeps piling up.[…]

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FIPSA to challenge new immigration laws in court

While incoming minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba recently announced new immigration rules, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) decision to implement the new laws has been met with criticism. The new laws extend to visa applications, permanent or temporary stay, and to foreigners looking to set up businesses in[…]

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Uncollected ID’s a concern for voters registration

The minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has urged individuals to collect their uncollected ID documents ahead of the registration weekend for this year’s local government elections. The department has in its possession around 200 000 uncollected smart ID cards at its headquarters, as well as 5 000 uncollected green[…]

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Home Affairs says immigration policy no problem

The Department of Home Affairs has said reports of UK-based travellers experiencing problems entering South Africa because of immigration regulations were “baseless and inaccurate”. In a statement the department said negative reports had emerged due to distortion of facts. “We wish to categorically state that these reports are baseless and[…]

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DHA, MJC host workshop for Muslim undertakers

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA), in facilitation with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) recently hosted a workshop for death registrars and Muslim undertakers in a bid to ensure the laws of the country are being adhered to during the burial process of deceased Muslims. The workshop follows two meetings[…]

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SA not asked to help with refugee crisis: Home affairs

South Africa has not yet been asked to provide help during the European refugee crisis, the Department of Home Affairs said on Monday. Spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete said the country helped through its contributions to various United Nations agencies, but so far had not been approached by individuals or any of[…]

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‘Department of Horror Affairs’ returns Home

“We used to be called the Department of Horror Affairs,” said Mayihlome Tshwete, spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs. Home Affairs is the only government department that deals with every single South African citizen – as well as millions of foreigners who enter and exit the country annually. Not[…]

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Home Affairs dealing with birth certificate backlog

The Department of Home Affairs is left with 800 of the 4 000 applications for unabridged birth certificates to clear with two days to go until the new regulations for travelling with children is implemented. Earlier this week Director-General of Home Affairs Mkuseli Apleni announced that the department had a[…]

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Home affairs clarifies new travel regulations for children

Children who applied for unabridged birth certificates before June 1 would still be allowed to travel if they didn’t receive their documents in time, Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni told MPs on Tuesday morning The head of the specific home affairs branch would issue a letter confirming that an application[…]

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