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Life and death at the Beitbridge border post

The seemingly endless queue at the Zimbabwe border post is not unusual, but Covid testing, a curfew and the Christmas rush stretched it for days. But no matter the obstacles, the trade to a country in economic crisis goes on regardless

Home Affairs to slash services in wake of Covid-19 as death registrations spiral

The department will not provide many of its standard services ‘until further notice’, as it focuses on registering an increased number of death certificates

Carlos on crossing Hatebridge

As the humanitarian crisis unfolds at the Beitbridge border post, Hatebridge opens for business on Twitter

Motsoaledi blames ‘porous’ and ‘rotten’ borders for Bushiris’ escape

Home affairs minister admits South Africa has weak borders, and that the Bushiris had 10 passports between them

Cabinet reshuffle rumours: Unlikely to happen any time soon, but…

Persistent rumours of a cabinet reshuffle may be jumping the gun, but they do reflect the political realignment taking place within the ANC

Border walls don’t stop viruses, but a blanket amnesty might

Why South Africa should consider amnesty for undocumented migrants in the time of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus uncertainty affects asylum seekers

Some refugee reception offices in South Africa have stopped accepting new asylum applications as the government enforces stricter measures to deal with the Covid-19 crisis

South Africa’s travel ban commences

The travel restrictions will allow South Africa to turn back passengers arriving from areas affected by Covid-19 that are deemed high risk

Anarchy rules at home affairs

It is unwise to entrust our fingerprints, biographical details and legislative authority to a syndicate of delinquent government officials

Flight to to evacuate South Africans in Wuhan finally underway

A long-delayed flight to repatriate South African citizens from Wuhan will depart tonight and return on Friday the 13th, before a 21-day quarantine

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Amended Refugee Act restricts fundamental rights

Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has defended the new amendments to the Refugees Act that came into effect at the beginning of the...

Motsoaledi report card is ‘way off the mark’

The department of home affairs' media manager writes a response to the M&G's report card on his boss

​Research informs legislation to shed obesity

The sugar tax is helping to reduce obesity and its related diseases in South Africa

Migration system is ‘xenophobic’

Despite the home affairs minister stating otherwise, Africans who have fled to SA from horrific conflict are still living in fear

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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