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SOUTH AFRICA FAILS TO TAP INTO IMMIGRATION POT OF GOLD

Recent news reports indicate an ever-weakening South African economy, shocking unemployment levels and a worrying skills exodus. The taxpayer base is effectively being eroded as the very citizens qualified to

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UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Although the number of children crossing the border into South Africa on their own has dropped recently, there are still many unaccompanied minors at risk of becoming stateless. The most

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NO PAPERS, NO SCHOOLING, NO FUTURE

A Durban mother of two is waging a Constitutional Court battle for the recognition of her family, but the Department of Home Affairs won’t hear of it. Chantel* was only

DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS CLAMPS DOWN ON PEOPLE WORKING IN SOUTH AFRICA ON THE WRONG VISA

The Department of Home Affairs has published its first directive for 2019, aiming to clamp down on foreigners working in the country on ‘business trip’ visas. According to Marisa Jacobs,

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CLEOPATRA MBALI MASINGA FEELS COMPELLED TO CREATE AWARENESS AND COMPASSION FOR DISPLACED WOMEN AND CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

As an immigrant from South Africa who is grateful for Canada’s safety and respect of human rights, Cleopatra Mbali Masinga feels compelled to create awareness and compassion for displaced women

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DEPT OF HOME AFFAIRS DEPT TO REVIEW PERMANENT RESIDENCY STATUS OF FOREIGN PASTORS

CAPE TOWN – The Department of Home Affairs is set to take a hard look at high-flying pastors who’ve moved to South Africa to run lucrative ministries. Home Affairs Minister

HOW A TODDLER ‘SINOXOLO HLABANZANA’  DIED AT BOSASA’S DETENTION CENTER

Bosasa bribed its way into contracts. Meet the four-year-old who paid the price. Irene Malumbu felt the handcuffs click over both her wrists. It had been a hot highveld day

SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW VISA RULES TAKE EFFECT FROM 1 DECEMBER – HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Department of Home Affairs has published an amendment to the Immigration Act which is set to have major implications for immigrants, tourism and the economy. The changes – which

ASYLUM SEEKERS CAN NOW APPLY FOR RESIDENCE VISAS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Constitutional Court ruling overturns Home Affairs directive If you are an asylum seeker and your application to be a refugee is refused, you are still allowed to apply for a

JESUS WAS A REFUGEE

In South Africa, roughly 79% and in the US, 75% of people identify as Christians. In SA there are whispers of the Home Affairs department denying children born of illegal