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Anarchy rules at home affairs

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

Mother challenges home affairs

A stateless woman in Durban is waging a court battle to receive identification documents so she can apply for birth certificates for her children

Immigration Act upended by legal chaos

Every foreigner, including investors, has to hurdle ignorant officials and a multiplicity of ‘laws’

SA’s contradictory laws discriminate against children of migrants

Proposed regulations for birth certificates will deny children of migrants the right to education

Chawla demanded a luxury flight to Gupta naturalisation inquiry

The Gupta lieutenant said his immediate return to South Africa would be subject to Parliament purchasing him a business-class flight

Gigaba rights queer affairs

Prejudiced officials in the department and transgender people’s IDs will be tackled

Gigaba, Apleni to testify on day two of Gupta naturalisation inquiry

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba will testify under oath on his role in the Guptas’ alleged capture of his department

Parliament considers summoning Gupta lieutenant Ashu Chawla

Chawla is a citizen of South Africa, and the portfolio committee on home affairs wants him for questioning

Lesbian couple finally get a visa but it’s a ‘housewife’ permit

They regard it as a ‘milestone’ even if one of them is not allowed to work, but they’ll keep fighting

The faces behind SA’s citizenship nightmare

Home affairs’ continued intransigence and the private sector’s reluctance to employ legal immigrants are taking a heavy personal toll

Open letter to President Ramaphosa on World Refugee Day

Home affairs is blatantly disregarding the rights of refugees and perpetrating a system not unlike that of apartheid

Home Affairs faces legal action after failing to re-open Cape Town refugee office

For the past six years, Cape-based asylum seekers have travelled at least twice a year to Refugee Reception Offices in Pretoria, Durban and Musina.

Inquiry on Gupta Naturalisation

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs will hold an inquiry into the process that led to members of the Gupta family receiving early naturalisation.

‘Crazy lefties are dead to me’: Aus minister pushes ahead with SA farmer plan

Peter Dutton sparked uproar last week by singling out the farmers' need to flee "horrific circumstances" for a "civilised country".

Editorial: Outing foreigners plays with lives

'Surely there are sufficient lines of inquiry into Gigaba’s conduct as a public official without having to go into his heritage?'

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Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

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In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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