Asylum

Durban refugee office turns away asylum applicants

A staff shortage means asylum seekers are unable to make appointments to apply for refugee status

Australia to ‘carefully consider’ Saudi woman’s asylum plea

Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun, fleeing alleged abuse by her conservative family, says she tried to reach Australia on a tourist visa

Swedish student delays deportation of Afghan man with in-flight video stream

Activist Elin Ersson disobeyed authorities to delay the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker, saying it is not right “to send people to hell”

Queer Ugandans struggle with the complexities of seeking asylum from repression

In the week that the first Pride parade was held at a refugee camp in Kenya, a commentator assesses the situation for LBGTI asylum-seekers from Uganda

Sierra Leone vice-president asks US for asylum

Sam Sumana was expelled from the governing All People's Congress party for what is described as "his anti-party activities".

Atheists: Excluded and overlooked

It's not just refugee law. The low status accorded to unbelievers has now become a matter of systematic civic exclusion, writes Zoe Williams.

Russia says ‘not thinking about’ asylum for Syria’s Assad

Russia has made no agreement to grant Bashar al-Assad asylum and is "not even thinking about" doing so, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

Refugees in backlog limbo

A damning exit report by a team of experts blasts the Department of Home Affairs for failing asylum-seekers in South Africa.

Latest

Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories