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Immigration visa row in Vietnam
Immigration visa row in Vietnam
An immigration officer at the South African embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, has been threatened with insubordination for refusing to overturn her...
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
In sorrow over the way migrants are treated in South Africa, Achille Mbembe calls for Africa to adopt a pro-migration stance, phase out...
Mother challenges home affairs
Mother challenges home affairs
Chantel* was only 15 years old when she hopped the Eswatini-South African border in early 2007. She says she lived her whole life in an orphanage...
Immigration Act upended by legal chaos
Immigration Act upended by legal chaos
Hidden in South Africa’s immigration system is the secret to its overriding objective: legal chaos, the primary barrier to the entry of foreigners....
SA’s contradictory laws discriminate against children of migrants
SA’s contradictory laws discriminate against children of migrants
People move around the world from one country to another looking for better opportunities. On average, immigrants tend to be more educated than...
Chawla demanded a luxury flight to Gupta naturalisation inquiry
Chawla demanded a luxury flight to Gupta naturalisation inquiry
Gupta foot soldier Ashu Chawla demanded Parliament foot the bill for a business-class ticket to South Africa if they wanted him to return earlier...
Gigaba rights queer affairs
Gigaba rights queer affairs
Officials at the department of home affairs will soon undergo sensitisation training in a bid to end the discrimination faced by queer asylum...
Unembargoed: September 14 to 20
Unembargoed: September 14 to 20
Not everyone believes a stimulus package will get the country out of its economic crisis
Gigaba, Apleni to testify on day two of Gupta naturalisation inquiry
Gigaba, Apleni to testify on day two of Gupta naturalisation inquiry
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba will be in the hot seat in Parliament on Thursday as he faces the gruelling scrutiny of his colleagues in the...
Parliament considers summoning Gupta lieutenant Ashu Chawla
Parliament considers summoning Gupta lieutenant Ashu Chawla
Gupta foot soldier Ashu Chawla is a wanted man in Parliament, with the portfolio committee on home affairs struggling to find the former Sahara...
Lesbian couple finally get a visa but it’s a ‘housewife’ permit
Lesbian couple finally get a visa but it’s a ‘housewife’ permit
After battling for more a year and going to court twice, Wendy Kessman and Nomfundo Ngidi, a lesbian couple, have finally been granted a visa —...
The faces behind SA’s citizenship nightmare
The faces behind SA’s citizenship nightmare
Florette and Nsongoni Mulowayi arrived in South Africa from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as refugees in the early 2000s and subsequently became permanent residents....

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