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End voluntourism and the white saviour industrial complex

We need to dismantle the unequal systems we have upheld in Africa. Divesting from missionary tours is a good place to start

South Africa fails to tap into immigration pot of gold

South Africa appears to regard all foreigners with suspicion, making visa, residency and citizenship applications a complex nightmare

UK visas discriminate against Africans

No continent has suffered more from Britain’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy

The free movement of Africans

Africans will soon be able to stay in other countries on the continent – and establish businesses there

Infrastructure at the heart of Ramaphosa’s plan to boost the economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa promises a 'fundamentally' transformed approach to the rollout of infrastructure projects in his new stimulus package

SA passport, British visa application

Zukiswa Wanner reveals the lengths we go through in an excerpt from, "Hardly Working: A travel memoir of sorts"

​DIRCO slams special refugee status for white South Africans

South African government says it's “regrettable” that Australia’s home affairs minister wants to give special treatment to white South African farmers

Great strides made to fix SA’s revised immigration policy but a few problems remain

The department of home affairs can rightly claim success, but some key issues are entrenched in the regime.

Visa accusations a Gupta witch-hunt?

Despite rumours and claims, there is no proof that the Gupta family is linked to visa processing firm VFS.

Confusing visa laws have a ripple effect on SA’s neighbours

South Africa is like the migrant worker who has found himself a new lover and forgot about his family.

New laws sour SA for foreign students

The knock-on effects of South Africa’s new visa rules are hurting the country’s universities.

Committee will resolve visa issues, says Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa will head the inter-ministerial committee set up to deal with the upheaval new visa regulations have caused in the tourism industry.

Cameron’s censorship silences debate

South African academic Na'eem Jeenah has fallen foul of Islamophobic bureaucrats in the UK.

SA needs new visa approach as tourist numbers fall, says minister

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has singled out new visa regulations as the cause of a "worrying drop" in foreign visitors to the country.

Team to mull ‘consequences’ of new visa laws

The Cabinet said on Thursday it would form a team to "discuss and engage" the new visa regulations.

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

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