News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



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Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



News Articles

Home Affairs offices open over the weekend

Source: Enca, 17/09/2021

Long queues and systems that are constantly offline have long plagued
Home Affairs offices. It`s affected many people. Home Affairs says it
will be using this weekend to resolve issues just like these. Reporter
Mawande Kheswa has more. Courtesy #DStv403
There are over 400,000 uncollected IDs at Home Affairs offices
nationwide.
For those without these documents, there will be no way to register to
vote this weekend.
Home Affairs offices will be open this weekend from 8am to 5pm to help.
“We are going to be open over the weekend so that all those who want to
come and collect their ID’s they can be able to do so,` said Njabulo
Nzuza, Deputy Home Affairs Minister.
`Those who want to have their temporary Identity documents can also come
through. Those who are having extreme case issues where they need
certain things fixed on their ID’s can also come through to resolve
those errors where you have duplicates and so on.`
www.samigration.com



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Durban court sentences former Home Affairs official to four years behind bars for fraud and corruption

Source: Daily News, 27/10/2021

DURBAN - The Durban Magistrates Court sentenced a former Department of Home Affairs official to four years of direct imprisonment for fraud and corruption.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said Sbulelo Malanda, 44, was sentenced on Monday.
Mhlongo said Malanda was working for the Department of Home Affairs at its Umzimkhulu offices. In 2017, she colluded with her accomplices and assisted the foreign nationals to obtain South African identity documents fraudulently. As a result, those foreign nationals unduly benefited from social grants from the South African Social Security Agency.
“A case of fraud and corruption was reported at Umzimkhulu police station. The case docket was allocated to Hawks members from the Durban Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team for intensive investigation, and they were arrested in August 2017,” Mhlongo said.
He said they made several court appearances until her accomplices were found guilty in 2018. They were sentenced to two years imprisonment, which was suspended for five years on condition that they were not found guilty of fraud or corruption during the period of suspension.
“Malanda continued to attend court until she was found guilty in June last year. She was sentenced to four years of direct imprisonment for three counts of fraud and another four years imprisonment for three counts of corruption. She was further sentenced to six months imprisonment for contravention of the Immigration Act,” Mhlongo said.
He said her sentence will run concurrently.

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Durban court sentences former Home Affairs official to four years behind bars for fraud and corruption

Source: Daily News, 29/10/2021

DURBAN - The Durban Magistrates Court sentenced a former Department of Home Affairs official to four years of direct imprisonment for fraud and corruption.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said Sbulelo Malanda, 44, was sentenced on Monday.
Mhlongo said Malanda was working for the Department of Home Affairs at its Umzimkhulu offices. In 2017, she colluded with her accomplices and assisted the foreign nationals to obtain South African identity documents fraudulently. As a result, those foreign nationals unduly benefited from social grants from the South African Social Security Agency.
“A case of fraud and corruption was reported at Umzimkhulu police station. The case docket was allocated to Hawks members from the Durban Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team for intensive investigation, and they were arrested in August 2017,” Mhlongo said.
He said they made several court appearances until her accomplices were found guilty in 2018. They were sentenced to two years imprisonment, which was suspended for five years on condition that they were not found guilty of fraud or corruption during the period of suspension.
“Malanda continued to attend court until she was found guilty in June last year. She was sentenced to four years of direct imprisonment for three counts of fraud and another four years imprisonment for three counts of corruption. She was further sentenced to six months imprisonment for contravention of the Immigration Act,” Mhlongo said.
He said her sentence will run concurrently.
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South African Citizenship

Source: Sa Migration, 01/10/2021

South African Citizenship
• SA Visa /
• Citizenship
Citizenship Options
• South African Citizen by Descent
• South African Citizen by Naturalisation:
• Automatic loss of Citizenship
• Resumption of South African citizenship
• Deprivation of Citizenship
• South African Citizen by Naturalisation:
• Automatic loss of Citizenship
• Resumption of South African citizenship
• Acquisition of the citizenship or nationality of another country
South African Citizen by Descent:
Anybody who was born outside of South Africa to a South African citizen. His or her birth has to be registered in line with the births and deaths registration act 51 of 1992.
South African Citizen by Naturalisation:
Permanent Resident holders of 5 or more years can apply for citizenship. Anybody married to a South African citizen qualifies for naturalisation, two years after receiving his or her permanent residence at the time of marriage.
A child under 21 who has permanent residence Visa qualifies for naturalization immediately after the Visa is issued.
Automatic loss of Citizenship.
This occurs when a South African citizen:
Obtains citizenship of another country by a voluntary and formal act, other than marriage, or;
Serves in the armed forces of another country, where he or she is also a citizen, while is at war with South Africa.
Deprivation of Citizenship:
A South African citizen by naturalization can be deprived of his citizenship if;
The certificate of naturalisation was obtained fraudulently or false information was supplied.
He or she holds the citizenship of another country and has, at any time, been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in any country for an offence that also would have been an offence in South Africa.
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South African Citizenship

Source: Sa Migration, 01/10/2021

South African Citizenship
• SA Visa /
• Citizenship
Citizenship Options
• South African Citizen by Descent
• South African Citizen by Naturalisation:
• Automatic loss of Citizenship
• Resumption of South African citizenship
• Deprivation of Citizenship
• South African Citizen by Naturalisation:
• Automatic loss of Citizenship
• Resumption of South African citizenship
• Acquisition of the citizenship or nationality of another country
South African Citizen by Descent:
Anybody who was born outside of South Africa to a South African citizen. His or her birth has to be registered in line with the births and deaths registration act 51 of 1992.
South African Citizen by Naturalisation:
Permanent Resident holders of 5 or more years can apply for citizenship. Anybody married to a South African citizen qualifies for naturalisation, two years after receiving his or her permanent residence at the time of marriage.
A child under 21 who has permanent residence Visa qualifies for naturalization immediately after the Visa is issued.
Automatic loss of Citizenship.
This occurs when a South African citizen:
Obtains citizenship of another country by a voluntary and formal act, other than marriage, or;
Serves in the armed forces of another country, where he or she is also a citizen, while is at war with South Africa.
Deprivation of Citizenship:
A South African citizen by naturalization can be deprived of his citizenship if;
The certificate of naturalisation was obtained fraudulently or false information was supplied.
He or she holds the citizenship of another country and has, at any time, been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in any country for an offence that also would have been an offence in South Africa.
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South African Citizenship

Source: South African Citizenship, 01/11/2021

South African Citizenship
• SA Visa /
• Citizenship
Citizenship Options
• South African Citizen by Descent
• South African Citizen by Naturalisation:
• Automatic loss of Citizenship
• Resumption of South African citizenship
• Deprivation of Citizenship
• South African Citizen by Naturalisation:
• Automatic loss of Citizenship
• Resumption of South African citizenship
• Acquisition of the citizenship or nationality of another country
South African Citizen by Descent:
Anybody who was born outside of South Africa to a South African citizen. His or her birth has to be registered in line with the births and deaths registration act 51 of 1992.
South African Citizen by Naturalisation:
Permanent Resident holders of 5 or more years can apply for citizenship. Anybody married to a South African citizen qualifies for naturalisation, two years after receiving his or her permanent residence at the time of marriage.
A child under 21 who has permanent residence Visa qualifies for naturalization immediately after the Visa is issued.
Automatic loss of Citizenship.
This occurs when a South African citizen:
Obtains citizenship of another country by a voluntary and formal act, other than marriage, or;
Serves in the armed forces of another country, where he or she is also a citizen, while is at war with South Africa.
Deprivation of Citizenship:
A South African citizen by naturalization can be deprived of his citizenship if;
The certificate of naturalisation was obtained fraudulently or false information was supplied.
He or she holds the citizenship of another country and has, at any time, been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in any country for an offence that also would have been an offence in South Africa.
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South Africa Working Visas

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

South Africa Working Visas / South Africa Working Visas

South Africa Working Visas

South Africa seeks highly skilled individuals to live and work in SA.

SA Migration Services will provide professional assistance to arrange your work visa for you if you qualify.

Work Visas are regulated in terms of Section 19, Regulation 18 and items 18 (1), 19(2), 20, 21 and 22, of Schedule A.

There are three common types of Work Visas:

General Work Visa
Inter Company Transfer Visa
Critical Skills Visa

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General Work Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

General Work Visa

Under the General Work Visa there are very strict requirements. The South African government, although trying to promote work and trade in South Africa, recognize the need to give South Africans the chance to obtain employment ahead of any foreigner.

You will have to prove that you are the only person who can fill that position and that no other South African can play that role. This is done by placing an advert in a national newspaper advertising the position.

A Department of Labour report would need to be obtained.

You will also need to have a job offer/contract from your future employer.

The most important part of the process is skills assessment by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) in SA which evaluates your formal qualifications and compares them to a SA qualification. This process is mandatory and for this we would need your academic transcripts and award diplomas. Note under the regulations provision is made for the recognition of work experience in the absence of formal qualifications and this therefore makes provision recognition of prior work experience (RPL).

This is a paper based system which merely compares the foreign qualifications and arrives at an equivalent qualification in SA, and if qualified in SA then no SAQA needed.

Next your employer has to prove that you are the only person that can fill the position and no other South African can fill that role. This is done by placing an advert in a national newspaper advertising the position.

Please note the work Visa is issued in the name of the employer so the person is tied to the employer. If they change the job they will require a new work Visa.

There is some good news for people who are qualified through work experience only and they can qualify if they don’t require formal qualifications, ie SAQA.



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Critical Skills Work Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

Critical Skills Work Visa
The Critical Skills Visa South Africa is for skilled workers whose occupation is on the Critical Skills Visa List for South Africa. This list reflects the occupations that are in demand in South Africa.
The newly published `Skills or qualifications determined to be critical for the Republic of South Africa in relation to an application for a Critical Skills Visa or Permanent Residence Visa`
This category of work visa may be issued to an applicant who falls within a specific professional category or specific occupational class determined by the Minister by notice in the Government Gazette. This is done after consultation with the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Trade and Industry.
If an applicant falls within one of the professional categories listed on the critical skills list and also has the appropriate post qualification working experience in that profession then such applicant may qualify to apply for this category of work Visa.
The applicant also needs to where applicable register with the relevant South African professional accreditation body regulating that industry as stipulated by Minister of Home Affairs. Such body must also confirm the applicant’s skills, qualifications and working experience.
Furthermore, such applicant’s qualifications need to be evaluated relevant to a South African level. An applicant for a Critical Skills Visa may enter South Africa on such visa without having secured a job offer first. It is, however, required of the applicant to confirm employment with the Department of Home Affairs within a period of one (1) year upon arrival in South Africa, failing which, the Visa would automatically lapse.
The Critical Skills Work Visa is tied to an individual and not to an employer so under this Visa a person can leave from one employer to the next without obtaining a new work Visa.
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Inter Company Transfer Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

Inter Company Transfer Visa
An intra-company transfer work Visa may be issued by the Department to a foreigner who is employed abroad by a business operating in the Republic in a branch, subsidiary or affiliate relationship and who by reason of his or her employment is required to conduct work in the Republic.
An important factor is that the applicant has to have been employed with the company abroad for a period of not less than 6 months.
The Intra company transfer is not designed to be a long term visa. The idea is to bring in foreign workers employed by the company abroad with a branch or subsidiary branch here in South Africa; they work or conduct training for four years, and then return home.
This Visa does not require the hassle of proving the company could not find suitable applicants and it does not require the hassle of verifying an applicant’s formal qualifications. It is based purely on employment. If you are a company that needs to transfer in foreign employers, please contact us and we will make this go as smoothly as possible.
It is important to note that this category of work Visa cannot be granted for more than four (4) years and this type of Visa is not extendable.
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South African Business Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

South African Business Visa
A business visa may be issued by the Department of Home Affairs to a foreigner intending to establish or invest in a business in South Africa in which he or she may be employed, and to members of such foreigners’ immediate family providing that certain requirements have been met.
The Act calls for investment of R5,0 million in a business and you need to make sure you employ 60% South African citizens or permanent residents to get both a temporary and permanent business visa, you can get these visas with less capital investment - sometimes for as low as R600,000 investment using our expert team at SA Migration.
Many businesses do not require a capital investment as large as R5 million and in certain cases, you are allowed to reduce this amount and commit to a smaller investment if your business falls within the certain industries. The following businesses to be in the national interest, and therefore qualifying for reduction or waiver of the capitalisation requirements as determined to be in the national interest in relation to a Business Visa: Many of these business owners do not have the required investment amounts. If this is the case and the business falls in line with one of the following industries, a capital waiver can be requested. This would mean a reduction in the required investment amount.
The industries are:
(a) Agro-processing
• Fisheries and aquaculture i.e. freshwater aquaculture and marine culture
• Food processing in the milling and baking industries
• Beverages viz. fruit juices and the local beneficiation, packaging and export of indigenous teas
• High value natural fibres viz., organic cotton and downstream mohair production
• High value organic food for the local and export market
• Biofuels production viz. bioethanol and biogas
• oils: tea extracts, including buchu, honeybush: and other oil derivatives (avocado, amarula etc.)
• Diversification / beneficiation of biomass sources i.e. sugar, maize
(b) Business Process Outsourcing and IT Enabled Services
• Call centers
• Back Office Processing
• Shared Corporate Services
• Enterprise solutions e.g. fleet management and asset management
• Legal process outsourcing
(c) Capital / Transport equipment, metals and electrical machinery and apparatus
• Basic iron and steel
• Basic precious and non-ferrous metals
• Casting of metals
• Other fabricated metal products: metalwork service activities
• General purpose machinery
• Tooling manufacturing
• Foundries
• White goods and associated components
• Electric motors, generators and transformers
• Electricity distribution and control apparatus
• Insulated wire and cable
• Accumulators, primary cells and primary batteries
(d) Electro Technical
• Advanced telecommunications
• Software development
• Software and mobile applications
• Smart metering
• Embedded software
• Radio frequency identifications
• Digital TV and Set Top Boxes due to migration to full digital television
• Process control, measurement and instrumentation
• Security and monitoring solutions
• Financial software
• Manufacturing sensors
(e) Textile, Clothing and Leather
• Spinning, weaving and finishing of textiles
• Knitted and crocheted fabrics and articles
• Wearing apparel except fur apparel
• Dressing and dying of fur
• Leather skins and hides beneficiation
(f) Consumer goods
• White goods and associated components
(g) Boatbuilding
• Boatbuilding and associated services industry
• Engines and engine systems
• Marine equipment and accessories
(h) Pulp, paper and Furniture
• Manufacture of paper products: publishing, printing and reproduction
• Manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
• Paper and paper products and furniture
• Manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork
(i) Automotives and Components
• engines, radiators, filters and components thereof
• air conditioners / climate control systems
• alarms and Tracking devices
• axles, transmission shafts
• body parts and panels
• catalytic converters, silencers and exhaust systems and components
• wiring harnesses, instrument panels vehicle interiors, electronic drive train components,
• lighting equipment
• seats and parts thereof, seatbelts, leather covers
• suspension and shock absorbers, springs and parts thereof
• steering wheels, columns and boxes
• ignition, starting equipment, gauges and instrument parts
(J) Green Economy Industries
(jj) Power generation:
• Nuclear Build Programmer i.e. joint ventures, consortiums and the establishment of new companies to grow South Africa`s nuclear manufacturing capability and nuclear supply industry to supply into the nuclear build programme
• Independent power generation, energy infrastructure and alternative energy

(jjj) Renewable Energy:
• Onshore wind power - manufacture of turbines/blades
• Solar PV and Concentrated Solar Power manufacture/assembly
• Biomass
• Small hydro
• Lowering greenhouse gas emissions from landfill sites
• Energy efficiency and energy saving industries
• Solar water heaters
• Waste Management and Recycling
• Reducing landfill
(k) Advanced Manufacturing
• Nano-materials
• High performance materials based on natural resources (advanced bio-composites
• Advanced materials, polymers and composites
• Medical devices, diagnostics and composites
• Space e.g. satellite manufacturers etc. and astronomy e.g. SKA, telescopes, dishes etc.
• Composites (intelligent textiles used in medical, building and construction industries)
• Continuous fibre reinforced thermoform composites
• Biochemical and biologics for applications in agriculture, industry and health/medical sectors
• Electricity demand Site Management Solutions to improve electricity efficiency usage
• Lasers and laser-based additive manufacturing various applications
• Advanced Robotics Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems
• Applications in the mining industry, data collection and analysis
• Bio - manufacturing - Biochemical and biologics for applications in agriculture, industry and health/medical.
• Fuel cells and Technology
(l) Tourism infrastructure
• Accommodation - hotels, boutique hotels, lodges and resorts
• urban integrated tourism/ entertainment precincts
• adventure, - eco-, sport-, conference- and cultural tourism
• infrastructure developments
• leisure complexes and world class golf courses
• harbour and waterfront developments
• trans frontier conservations areas
• Tourism transport - aviation, rail, cruise liners etc.
• green building and green technologies for tourism
• attractions and activity - based tourism.
• museums and heritage
(m) Chemicals, plastic fabrication and pharmaceuticals
• basic chemicals
• water treatment chemical products
• man-made fibres
• plastic products: polypropylene and polyvinculchloride
• medical (drips and syringes), manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredient
• (APIs) for key anti-retrovirals (ARVs)
• Manufacture of reagents for AIDS/HIV diagnostics
• Production of vaccines and biological medicines
(n) Creative and Design Industry
• Film studios, treaty film co-production ventures, distribution infrastructure
• Servicing of foreign productions
• Production of film and documentaries, commercials, stills photography and
• Multi-media
• Post-production
• Design
• Jewellery manufacturing and design
• Fashion design
(o) Oil and Gas
• Maintenance ship and rig repair
• Fabrication - equipment and specialised components
• Specialised services - training and accreditation
• Specialised services - non-descriptive testing, inspection services, SHEQ services
• Exploration - technical services: seismic surveys, logging, environmental impact assessments, etc.
• Exploration - offshore
• Exploration - onshore shale gas
• Exploration - onshore coal bed methane and underground coal gasification
• Infrastructure - refineries (Oil and GTL)
• Infrastructure - terminals LPG/LNG import, storage and distribution
• Infrastructure - ports and associated infrastructure
• Infrastructure - storage
• Logistics - pipeline
(p) Mineral beneficiation
• Downstream processing and value addition
(q) Infrastructure Development
(r) ICT
• Geoamatics and Digital media
• Wireless and Telecom
• Electronics
• IT
• Software Development
• Advanced programming
List of undesirable Business in South Africa;
• Businesses that import second hand motor vehicles into the Republic of South Africa for the purpose of exporting to other markets outside the Republic of South Africa
• The exotic entertainment industry
• Security Industry
Our team of professionals at SA Migration International will assist you and help you to obtain your business visa for you.
South Africa is going through a very exciting stage at the moment and there is lots of opportunity to be involved in this emerging economy and the government welcomes anyone wishing to invest and create employment. Especially for small business owners, the markets are extremely lucrative and the government welcomes anyone who wants to invest.
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Financially Independent

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

Financially Independent
An alternative to the Retirement Visa route exists in the financially independent visa for which candidates would need to be able to demonstrate a net asset value totalling not less that R12 million.
In addition, it would also be necessary to demonstrate proof of payment of R120,000 as a non-refundable sum to the Director General of Home Affairs. The application for a financially independent visa will lead to permanent residence.
• A retired persons visa may be issued for a period exceeding three months to a foreigner who intends to retire in the Republic, provided that the foreigner provide proof that such foreigner has the right to a pension or an annuity or retirement account which will give such foreigner a prescribed minimum payment for the rest of his or her life from the country of his or her origin; or a minimum prescribed net worth.
• The Department may authorise the holder of a retired person Visa to conduct work under terms and conditions as the Department may deem fit to determine under the circumstances.
• A retired person visa may allow its holder to sojourn in the Republic on a seasonal or continuous basis; and not exceed a four-year period, at the expiry of which it may be renewed one or more times.
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Life Partner Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

Life Partner Visa
Life Partner visa is issued to someone in a long term relationship.
This type of South Africa life partner visa is available to people in either heterosexual or same-sex relationships and can apply for a life partner temporary residence visa or a permanent residence depending on the length of the relationship in question.
An application for temporary residence life partner visa requires that the partners are in a proven relationship for 2 years. Foreigners who are life partners of South African citizens or permanent resident holders may apply for permanent residence if they have been together for 5 years or more in terms the Immigration Act.
To obtain permanent residence, you would have to have been living with your partner for more than 5 years. This came about with the new regulations.
The life partner visa is very similar to the spousal visa but accommodates same sex partnerships. You will have to prove financial and emotional support and may be called upon to be interviewed by the department.
SA Migration Intl will guide you through the entire process and make sure that your application is fully compliant with the immigration law to ensure a successful outcome. Once your application has been submitted we ensure you will be able to track the progress of said application either directly via VFS or via our followup processes via our application tracking system and be kept fully up to date with the progress of your application.
Once we confirm that you will qualify for the visa we will ensure you have a successful application.
If you need a life partner or spouse visa for South Africa please contact us now!
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South African Permanent Residence

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

South African Permanent Residence
South Africa encourages permanent residency if you are serious about staying in South Africa on a long terms permanent basis there are many categories you can apply under.
• Hold a General Work Visa for five years and have a permanent job offer.
• Hold a Relative’s Visa sponsored by an immediate family member.
• Hold a Critical Skills Visa and have 5 years relevant work experience.
• Be in a proven life partner relationship for five years
• Be married to an SA Spouse for at least five years.
• Have held Refugee Asylum Status for five years.
• Hold a Business Visa.
• Receive a monthly income of R37,000 through Pension or Retirement Annuity
• Have a net asset worth of R12m and payment to Home Affairs of R120,000
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South African Spousal Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

South African Spousal Visa
This type of South Africa Spouse or life partner permit is available to people in either heterosexual or same-sex relationships and can be applied for as either a spouse temporary residence permit or a permanent residence permit depending on the length of the marriage or relationship in question.
Foreigners who are spouses of South African citizensor permanent resident holders may apply for permanent residence. To obtain permanent residence, you would have to have been with your partner for more than 5 years.
Being one of the most progressive countries in the world in recognizing same-sex couples and affording them equal rights to that of heterosexual unions South Africa grants spousal permits to life partners in both same-sex and heterosexual relationships.
• The spousal permit is classified under the relative’s visa category and is renewable.
• The spousal visa is issued for a period of 36 months at a time. An added factor is the expiry date of the passport , ie the visa cannot be longer than expiry date of passport.
• It is a temporary residency visa and is only issued to foreign nationals who can prove a committed relationship with a South African citizen or person holding permanent residency.
• The couple must be able to prove a relationship longer than two years
If you would like to study or work while in the Republic you may do so but you would have to apply for working rights to be added to your visa. Persons on a spousal permit may also only apply to have either study, or business or working rights added to their visa, but not all three. This means that if you added a working rights endorsement to your visa you may only work for an employer.
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South African Retirement Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

South African Retirement Visa
A retirement visa can be granted for 4 years to someone with a monthly pension, irrevocable annuity or retirement account of R37 000 from a net worth/combination of assets realizing R37 000 per month and wishes to retire temporarily or permanently in South Africa.
A South African Retired Person`s permit is ideal for people wishing to retire in South Africa temporarily or permanently subject to the financial criteria or parameters being satisfied. This South African visa category is designed for those intending to retire in the country or wishing to have a long stay in South Africa with the need to renew the visa or permit. This retirement visa is not based on age but rather on assets, rental income and / or bank accounts generating income. It is based upon foreigner providing proof that such foreigner has the right to a pension or an annuity or retirement account which will give such foreigner a prescribed minimum payment for the rest of his or her life from the country of his or her origin; or a minimum prescribed net worth generating income for life.
This South African immigration visa is a popular option for seasonal visitors, i.e. those visiting the country for a period of six months or more. An important point to observe is that successful applicants are under no obligation to apply for permanent residence.
The temporary grant may be renewed indefinitely so long as the requirements continue to be met. However, permanent residency does bestow additional benefits upon its holder. In South Africa, immigration through the retired person`s route can be either a temporary visa permit or a permanent residence visa as outlined in the eligibility criteria summarized below.
• The temporary route is granted for four years and is renewable indefinitely for four-year periods.
• The permanent route offers permanent residents the same rights and privileges as those with South African citizenship, with a few key exceptions, most notably the right to vote.
In both the temporary and permanent residence category the, South African Retired Persons Visa is based upon financial criteria and unlike a South African Work Visa, no prior job offer needs to be in place before an application can be made. Although unlike temporary South African visit visas, retired people can permitted to work if they wish, provided they apply under the correct visa category ` Retirement plus Work Visa We wish to stress that the category “retired person`, does not confer a maximum or minimum age limit for this class of visa for South Africa. Retired person`s visas may be awarded to people of all ages, provided that the eligibility requirements below are met.
• A pension, retirement account or irrevocable annuity which has a value of at least R37, 000 per month. This requirement applies to each person making an application.
• Alternatively, candidates may obtain a South African visa of this kind by demonstrating a `net worth` through a combination of assets which equates to a minimum of R37, 000 per month. Once again, this criterion applies to each person making an application.
Work Conditions
The nature of this type of immigration to South Africa is such that no specific stipulations are in place regarding a candidate`s ability to work in South Africa. In most cases, it may be assumed that people embarking upon this route, based as it is upon a steady income from a source other than employment will not be entering the country to work. However, each case will be considered individually and candidates may be able to work during their time in the country.

Applicants wishing to work will need to submit an employment contract and is not required to demonstrate that a South African citizen or resident is available for the position. The idea here is that applicants under this category can supplement their income and that the rules have been relaxed significantly from the stringent work visa requirements.
Accompanying Dependents
Spouse immigration and dependent immigration are now provided through temporary South African Retired person`s visas. This route to South Africa is based upon the financial security of each applicant and unlike work permit visas or business visas, the dependent family members of retired applicants automatically qualify for visit visa status to accompany the principle applicant and does not have to meet the same criteria for temporary residence but for the purposes of permanent residence they are treated as one family unit.
However, in cases where an applicant successfully obtains permanent residence as a retired person, their spouse and/or dependent children, i.e. those aged under 21 will also qualify for permanent residency.
Financially Independent
An alternative route exists in the financially independent visa for which candidates would need to be able to demonstrate a net asset value totalling not less than R12 million.
In addition, it would also be necessary to demonstrate proof of payment of R120,000 as a non-refundable sum to the Director General of Home Affairs. The application for a financially independent visa will lead to permanent residence.
• A retired persons visa may be issued for a period exceeding three months to a foreigner who intends to retire in the Republic, provided that the foreigner provide proof that such foreigner has the right to a pension or an annuity or retirement account which will give such foreigner a prescribed minimum payment for the rest of his or her life from the country of his or her origin; or a minimum prescribed net worth.
• The Department may authorise the holder of a retired person permit to conduct work under terms and conditions as the Department may deem fit to determine under the circumstances.
• A retired person visa may allow its holder to sojourn in the Republic on a seasonal or continuous basis; and not exceed a four-year period, at the expiry of which it may be renewed one or more times.
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South African Retirement Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

South African Retirement Visa
A retirement visa can be granted for 4 years to someone with a monthly pension, irrevocable annuity or retirement account of R37 000 from a net worth/combination of assets realizing R37 000 per month and wishes to retire temporarily or permanently in South Africa.
A South African Retired Person`s permit is ideal for people wishing to retire in South Africa temporarily or permanently subject to the financial criteria or parameters being satisfied. This South African visa category is designed for those intending to retire in the country or wishing to have a long stay in South Africa with the need to renew the visa or permit. This retirement visa is not based on age but rather on assets, rental income and / or bank accounts generating income. It is based upon foreigner providing proof that such foreigner has the right to a pension or an annuity or retirement account which will give such foreigner a prescribed minimum payment for the rest of his or her life from the country of his or her origin; or a minimum prescribed net worth generating income for life.
This South African immigration visa is a popular option for seasonal visitors, i.e. those visiting the country for a period of six months or more. An important point to observe is that successful applicants are under no obligation to apply for permanent residence.
The temporary grant may be renewed indefinitely so long as the requirements continue to be met. However, permanent residency does bestow additional benefits upon its holder. In South Africa, immigration through the retired person`s route can be either a temporary visa permit or a permanent residence visa as outlined in the eligibility criteria summarized below.
• The temporary route is granted for four years and is renewable indefinitely for four-year periods.
• The permanent route offers permanent residents the same rights and privileges as those with South African citizenship, with a few key exceptions, most notably the right to vote.
In both the temporary and permanent residence category the, South African Retired Persons Visa is based upon financial criteria and unlike a South African Work Visa, no prior job offer needs to be in place before an application can be made. Although unlike temporary South African visit visas, retired people can permitted to work if they wish, provided they apply under the correct visa category ` Retirement plus Work Visa We wish to stress that the category “retired person`, does not confer a maximum or minimum age limit for this class of visa for South Africa. Retired person`s visas may be awarded to people of all ages, provided that the eligibility requirements below are met.
• A pension, retirement account or irrevocable annuity which has a value of at least R37, 000 per month. This requirement applies to each person making an application.
• Alternatively, candidates may obtain a South African visa of this kind by demonstrating a `net worth` through a combination of assets which equates to a minimum of R37, 000 per month. Once again, this criterion applies to each person making an application.
Work Conditions
The nature of this type of immigration to South Africa is such that no specific stipulations are in place regarding a candidate`s ability to work in South Africa. In most cases, it may be assumed that people embarking upon this route, based as it is upon a steady income from a source other than employment will not be entering the country to work. However, each case will be considered individually and candidates may be able to work during their time in the country.

Applicants wishing to work will need to submit an employment contract and is not required to demonstrate that a South African citizen or resident is available for the position. The idea here is that applicants under this category can supplement their income and that the rules have been relaxed significantly from the stringent work visa requirements.
Accompanying Dependents
Spouse immigration and dependent immigration are now provided through temporary South African Retired person`s visas. This route to South Africa is based upon the financial security of each applicant and unlike work permit visas or business visas, the dependent family members of retired applicants automatically qualify for visit visa status to accompany the principle applicant and does not have to meet the same criteria for temporary residence but for the purposes of permanent residence they are treated as one family unit.
However, in cases where an applicant successfully obtains permanent residence as a retired person, their spouse and/or dependent children, i.e. those aged under 21 will also qualify for permanent residency.
Financially Independent
An alternative route exists in the financially independent visa for which candidates would need to be able to demonstrate a net asset value totalling not less than R12 million.
In addition, it would also be necessary to demonstrate proof of payment of R120,000 as a non-refundable sum to the Director General of Home Affairs. The application for a financially independent visa will lead to permanent residence.
• A retired persons visa may be issued for a period exceeding three months to a foreigner who intends to retire in the Republic, provided that the foreigner provide proof that such foreigner has the right to a pension or an annuity or retirement account which will give such foreigner a prescribed minimum payment for the rest of his or her life from the country of his or her origin; or a minimum prescribed net worth.
• The Department may authorise the holder of a retired person permit to conduct work under terms and conditions as the Department may deem fit to determine under the circumstances.
• A retired person visa may allow its holder to sojourn in the Republic on a seasonal or continuous basis; and not exceed a four-year period, at the expiry of which it may be renewed one or more times.
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Relatives Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

A Relative`s Visa may be issued by the Department to a foreigner who is a member of the immediate family of a citizen or a resident, providing that such citizen or resident provides the prescribed financial assurances.
This only applies to first level of kinship i.e: Brother, Sister, Mother, Father.
The period of validity of the Visa shall be determined by the financial assurance provided, but will not exceed a period of 24 months at a time. A relative Visa issued to a spouse shall lapse upon the dissolution of the spousal relationship and the Department may at any time satisfy itself that a good faith spousal relationship exists and or continues to exist.
Let SA Migration Intl handle your entire case from filling out the documentation to processing the application.
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South African Volunteer Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

South African Volunteer Visa

Most volunteer programs are for 3 months to 3 years. This allows volunteers to come into South Africa on a normal tourist visa and work in the country. However, some volunteers will come into the country on programs that last for more than 3 months. This is where SA Migration can assist.
There are many volunteer opportunities in South Africa. The country welcomes volunteers and if you plan to volunteer through a proper volunteer organization and have been accepted, you can apply for a Volunteer Visa. In some cases, if you plan to volunteer for three months or less, you may not need a visa. Please check with us.
The Volunteer Visa is a temporary residency visa. It is a multiple entry visa and is renewable. This is the correct visa to choose if you have an acceptance letter from a Registered Volunteer Organization, are not being paid for your work, and plan to volunteer for your entire stay in South Africa.
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SA Visa - Visitors Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 01/11/2021

SA Visa - Visitors Visa
The maximum duration for this Visa is 3 months. If a longer stay is required the applicant must apply in advance abroad or he can extend the visitor’s Visa locally, confirming the purpose of stay.
A valid return air / bus ticket, proof of sufficient financial means, the application fee andmust be accompany an application for extension. Pease note that a visitor’s Visa can only be extended once for a maximum of 3 months.
Please be aware that all extensions and changes need to be applied for 30 days before expiry of the current Visa. Missing the cut-off date without demonstration of good cause (e.g. illness, accident) will mean that you have to leave South Africa.
Countries exempt from South African visas:
The exemptions pertain to ordinary, diplomatic and official passport holders. Official visits (on invitation of the South African Government) and accreditation for holders of diplomatic and official passport holders are not dealt with here.
Visas are not required by citizens of the following countries for the periods and subject to the conditions indicated:
Holders of South African passports, travel documents and documents for travel purposes.
Holders of passports of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland including the British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Mann and Virgin Islands as well as the Republic of Ireland are totally exempt from South African visa control and thus do not require visas for any purpose regulated by visas.

Please Note:
Angola: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Antigua and Barbuda: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Argentina: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Australia: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Austria: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Barbados: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Belgium: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Belize: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Benin: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Bolivia: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Botswana: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Brazil: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Canada: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Cape Verde: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Chile: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Costa Rica: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Cyprus: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits. Diplomatic and official passport holders visiting the RSA for holiday purposes are exempt for 90 days.
Czech Republic: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Denmark: Bona fide holiday and business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Ecuador: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Egypt: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Finland: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
France: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Gabon: Bona fide holiday & business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Germany: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Greece: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Guyana: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Hong Kong: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits This exemption is only with regard to holders of Hong Kong British National - Overseas (BNO) passports, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passports and Hong Kong Certificates of Identity.
Hungary: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits Diplomatic and official passport holders visiting the RSA for holiday purposes are exempt for 120 days.
Iceland: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Israel: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Italy: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Jamaica: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Japan: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Jordan: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Lesotho: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Liechtenstein: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Luxemburg: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Macau: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits This exemption is only with regard to holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passports (MSAR).
Malaysia: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Maldives: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Malta: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits Malta: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Mauritius: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Mexico: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Morocco: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Namibia: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Netherlands (Kingdom of the): Bona fide holiday and business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
New Zealand: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Norway: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Paraguay: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Peru: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Poland: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Portugal: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Romania: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 120 days and transits
San Marino: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Seychelles: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Singapore: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Slovak Republic: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
South Korea: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Spain: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
St Helena: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
St Vincent & the Grenadines: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Swaziland: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Sweden: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Switzerland: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Thailand: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Tunisia: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Turkey: Bona fide holiday & business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
United States of America: Bona fide holiday and business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Uruguay: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Venezuala: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Zambia: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Zimbabwe: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits. Only government officials, including police on cross border investigation
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Criminal Record ` Visa Stuck ` Paid an AOG ( Admission of Guilt ) fine ` We can remove it .

Source: Sa Migration, 03/11/2021

Criminal Record ` Visa Stuck ` Paid an AOG ( Admission of Guilt ) fine ` We can remove it .
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no doubt that the expungement laws in South Africa can be confusing and convoluted. Our goal at CRR is to provide a one stop resource for South African expungement information. As you browse through the site you will find a wealth of knowledge about what exactly expungement is, what the process of expungement entails, and whether your particular situation is eligible for expungement. Here is a list of the most common frequently asked questions about removing a criminal record:
• Do I qualify to remove my criminal record?
• Is it legal to remove my criminal record?
• What is expungement?
• Why is an expungement firm essential?
• Why is expungement important?
• Who is eligible for the standard 10 year expungement?
• What if I have multiple convictions?
• What can I expect from CRR?
• What are the benefits of getting my criminal record expunged?
• How many applications are successful?
• What if I have already applied?
• How long does it take?
• Is there a way to speed up the expungement process?
• I don`t qualify for the standard 10 year expungement, what other options do I have?
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180 000 Zimbabweans Face Deportation SA Halts Visa Renewals

Source: Zimeye, 06/11/2021

180 000 Zimbabweans Face Deportation SA Halts Visa Renewals

Zimeye - 2 November 2021
By A Correspondent-The South African Cabinet will soon announce a decision on the renewal of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEP) for nearly 180 000 Zimbabweans based in the neighbouring country.
Zimbabweans have benefitted from special permits since 2010 when the Dispensation of Zimbabweans Project (DZP) was introduced.
DZP was aimed at regularising Zimbabweans residing in the neighbouring country to reduce pressure on the asylum management system.
The permits expired in 2014 before South Africa introduced the Zimbabwe Special Permit (ZSP) which lapsed at the end of 2017.
It was followed by the ZEP, which will expire on December 31.
Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to South Africa David Hamadziripi said Government has been engaged in high-level meetings with South Africa over the permit issue.
“The matter of the ZEP is part of the agenda of the discussions held between Zimbabwe and South Africa in the context of the Bi-National Commission (BNC). Concerning the extension of the permits, the Embassy has had discussions with the relevant authorities in South Africa since the first quarter of the year,” said Ambassador Hamadziripi.

“In May 2021, there was further discussion of the issue when the two countries’ Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Cape Town. In all these interactions, the government of South Africa informed us that the decision on the renewal of the permits would be taken by their Cabinet and that processes towards that end were in motion.”
Zimbabwe Community in South Africa chairperson Mr Ngqabutho Mabhena said most Zimbabweans were anxious as the year is coming to an end.
“We are waiting for the South African government to make an announcement. We were informed that a decision will be made in November so we are waiting. We do not know what is going to happen, but, of course, people are worried about what is likely to be announced by the Minister of Home Affairs when he decides to make an announcement,” said Mr Mabhena.
He said financial institutions and some employers have started demanding that permit holders renew their permits.
“We have been engaging with both the Zimbabwean and South African governments and made submissions that holders of the ZEP should be granted permanent residence status because they have been resident here for more than 10 years and continue to contribute to the South African economy,” said Mr Mabhena.
“The second option is that if they are not granted permanent residence, they should be granted a long-term visa which is about 10 years or a normal renewal be an option.
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How can a mother with an expired visa register her children?

Source: Groundup, 06/11/2021

How can a mother with an expired visa register her children?
Groundup ` 06 November 2021
The following question is from a reader who needs information about registration papers for children born in South Africa to a Zimbabwean mom whose visa has expired.
How can a mother with an expired visa register her children?
The short answer
There are a few possible options, but the best route may be to get legal help.
The whole question
My girlfriend is from Zimbabwe. Her visa has expired but her passport is still valid. She and her children (aged three and five) have been with me at my home for the last two years. Both children were born in South Africa but, for whatever reason, they were never issued with any registration papers - only the hospital card. We urgently need birth certificates or ID numbers for the children as the five-year-old needs to enrol in school. Currently they are both attending a registered creche that does not require any documents.
I have been in South Africa since 1984 and am a permanent resident with an ID number. I am prepared, with pleasure, to have the children under my name as we are living as a loving family. My girlfriend is worried about making noise at Home Affairs because of her visa status, even though we know that the Constitution guarantees an identification to every child born here regardless of the parents` race, nationality or status.
Despite numerous attempts with Home Affairs, we have been unsuccessful. After queuing for four hours every time, we get mixed messages about what we need to do. The bribing option has been offered to us but we are law-abiding people and want to do this legally.
The long answer
Firstly, as the children were not registered within thirty days of birth, as is required by law, you would need to apply for late registration of birth. If it is after 1 year but before 15 years, you would need to give Home Affairs the following documents:
• A completed Form B1-24/1, together with written reasons why the birth wasn’t notified, and as many as possible of the following documents to confirm the child’s identity as are relevant, given their age:
1. A certificate from the hospital or maternity home where the child was born. The certificate must be signed by the person in charge, and contain the institution`s official stamp;
2. Official confirmation of the child`s personal details, extracted from the school register of the first school attended by the child. The confirmation must be on the school`s official letterhead, be signed by the principal, and contain the school`s official stamp. (This could refer also to the creche they presently attend.);
3. The child`s baptismal certificate ` if relevant;
4. Sworn affidavits by the parents;
5. A clinic card.
There was a great constitutional victory for unmarried fathers on 22 September 2021, when the Constitutional Court declared Section 10 of the Births and Death Registration Act (BDRA) unconstitutional and ordered it to be deleted entirely from the BDRA. It was found to be unconstitutional because it did not allow unmarried fathers to register their children’s births in their name when the mother could not do so or was unwilling to do so, or when the mother could not be present. The judgment specifically mentioned the problem of undocumented mothers “…who live and give birth to children in South Africa and are unable to register the births of these children. Third, another difficulty arises as a result of the requirement that parents, who are non-South African citizens, must produce a certified copy of a valid passport or visa.”
All of the above left children without birth certificates.
The Centre for Child Law, which took the case to the Constitutional Court and was represented by Lawyers for Human Rights, said that children are vulnerable members of society who were even more vulnerable when they don`t have valid birth certificates because, not only could they be excluded from education, social assistance and health care but, crucially, could be excluded from access to their nationality and become stateless.
As you rightly said in your email, the Constitution guarantees the right of every child born here to an identity, and the 2021 court judgment means that this right must now be realised. The Constitutional Court found that it was not justified to distinguish between children born to married parents and children born to unmarried parents when it came to deciding what surname could be given to a child. Section 10 penalised children born to unmarried parents and was thus unconstitutional. Unmarried fathers will now be able to register their children under their surname, in the absence of the mother or without her consent.
But although this was a crucial victory for children and unmarried fathers, it will not solve your problem with Home Affairs as you are not the children’s biological father.
Given that the visa of your Zimbabwean girlfriend and mother of the children has expired, she obviously does not wish to expose herself to possible deportation by going to Home Affairs to do the late registration of birth for the children. It would seem that your choices are either to sort out her visa with Home Affairs, which may well be a difficult and lengthy process involving your girlfriend returning to Zimbabwe and re-applying for a visa from there, or to legalise your own relationship with the children. This could be by adopting them.
Adoption of South African children is done in terms of the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act 38 of 2005) and is administered by the Department of Social Development, while the notice of adoption must be recorded by Home Affairs in the birth registration of the children.
Under the Children’s Act, written consent to the adoption must be given by the parent or parents or legal guardian of the children. This consent (Form 61) must be signed in the presence of the presiding officer of the Children’s Court who will then attest to the signature. This written consent can be withdrawn by the person giving it within 60 days if they change their mind.
Alternately, if you were to marry your girlfriend to legalise your relationship with the children, the following documents would be required by Home Affairs to marry you, according to their website:
`On the day of the marriage a couple must present the following documents to the person officiating at the wedding:
• Identity documents (for each person getting married);
• If a foreign national is marrying a South African citizen, they should both present their valid passports as well as a completed BI-31 Form (Declaration for the Purpose of Marriage, Letter of no impediment);
• If any of the persons getting married are divorced, then the final decree of divorce should be furnished;
• If any of the persons getting married are widowed, the deceased spouse’s death certificate must be submitted.
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SA Visa / Visitors Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 06/11/2021

• SA Visa /
• Visitors Visa
Visitors Visa
The maximum duration for this Visa is 3 months. If a longer stay is required the applicant must apply in advance abroad or he can extend the visitor’s Visa locally, confirming the purpose of stay.
A valid return air / bus ticket, proof of sufficient financial means, the application fee andmust be accompany an application for extension. Pease note that a visitor’s Visa can only be extended once for a maximum of 3 months.
Please be aware that all extensions and changes need to be applied for 30 days before expiry of the current Visa. Missing the cut-off date without demonstration of good cause (e.g. illness, accident) will mean that you have to leave South Africa.
Countries exempt from South African visas:
The exemptions pertain to ordinary, diplomatic and official passport holders. Official visits (on invitation of the South African Government) and accreditation for holders of diplomatic and official passport holders are not dealt with here.
Visas are not required by citizens of the following countries for the periods and subject to the conditions indicated:
Holders of South African passports, travel documents and documents for travel purposes.
Holders of passports of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland including the British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Mann and Virgin Islands as well as the Republic of Ireland are totally exempt from South African visa control and thus do not require visas for any purpose regulated by visas.

Please Note:
Angola: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Antigua and Barbuda: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Argentina: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Australia: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Austria: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Barbados: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Belgium: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Belize: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Benin: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Bolivia: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Botswana: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Brazil: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Canada: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Cape Verde: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Chile: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Costa Rica: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Cyprus: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits. Diplomatic and official passport holders visiting the RSA for holiday purposes are exempt for 90 days.
Czech Republic: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Denmark: Bona fide holiday and business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Ecuador: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Egypt: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Finland: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
France: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Gabon: Bona fide holiday & business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Germany: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Greece: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Guyana: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Hong Kong: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits This exemption is only with regard to holders of Hong Kong British National - Overseas (BNO) passports, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passports and Hong Kong Certificates of Identity.
Hungary: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits Diplomatic and official passport holders visiting the RSA for holiday purposes are exempt for 120 days.
Iceland: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Israel: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Italy: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Jamaica: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Japan: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Jordan: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Lesotho: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Liechtenstein: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Luxemburg: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Macau: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits This exemption is only with regard to holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passports (MSAR).
Malaysia: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Maldives: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Malta: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits Malta: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Mauritius: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Mexico: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Morocco: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Namibia: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Netherlands (Kingdom of the): Bona fide holiday and business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
New Zealand: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Norway: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Paraguay: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Peru: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Poland: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Portugal: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Romania: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 120 days and transits
San Marino: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Seychelles: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Singapore: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Slovak Republic: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
South Korea: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Spain: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
St Helena: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
St Vincent & the Grenadines: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Swaziland: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Sweden: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Switzerland: Bona fide holiday & business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Thailand: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Tunisia: Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Turkey: Bona fide holiday & business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
United States of America: Bona fide holiday and business visits only (period unspecified) and transits
Uruguay: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Venezuala: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Zambia: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Zimbabwe: Bona fide holiday and business visits not exceeding 30 days and transits. Only government officials, including police on cross border investigation
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Applying for Critical Skills Work Visa for South Africa

Source: Sa Migration, 06/11/2021

Applying for Critical Skills Work Visa for South Africa

The critical skills work visa offers those applicants who practice within designated professions and who have 5 years appropriate post qualification experience, the opportunity to apply immediately for permanent residency.
If you are seeking to make an application under the critical skills category but do not possess 5 years post qualification experience please see here for more details on the critical skills work visa.
Below we discuss how to go about applying for a critical skills work visa.
Before submitting your application
Assessing whether you qualify for a critical skills work visa is the first step. The critical skills work visa has a number of criteria that includes:
• Your qualification.
• Your occupation.
• Your years of experience.
• Your registration with the appropriate professional bodies.
You can view the critical skills list on our website www.samigration.com
Preparing your application for a critical skills work visa
• You will need to complete the permanent residency application form and pay the applicable application fee.
• Submit a copy of your unabridged birth certificate.
• Undertake biometrics.
• Submit a yellow fever vaccination certificate where applicable.
• Provide police clearance certificates for all countries you have stayed in for in excess of 12 months since 18.
• Submit medical and radiological reports.
• Submit a marriage certificate where appropriate.
• Include unabridged birth certificates in respect of each dependent child.
• Proof that the applicant falls within the critical skills category.
• A certificate of registration with the professional body.
• Proof of post-qualification experience of at least five years.
• Testimonials from previous employers and a comprehensive curriculum vitae.
• A letter of motivation indicating that the critical skills possessed by the applicant will
be to the benefit of the South African environment in which the person intends to
operate and which relates to the critical skill in question.
Submitting your application for a critical skills visa
It is important to note that when applying for a critical skills work visa this can only be done in South Africa if you are on an appropriate visa. As an example, if you are an existing critical skills work visa holder you may apply for permanent residence in South Africa. It is always best to seek professional guidance on this matter as permanent residence applications take some time (up to 24 months) and where you submit your application can have far reaching consequences.
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REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS PERMIT Change To Temporary Residence

Source: Sa Migration, 06/11/2021

REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS PERMIT Change To Temporary Residence
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The Constitutional Court in November last year handed down a judgement in the Ahmed matter as well as a Court Order opening the door for Asylum Seekers and Refugees to apply to change their status to that of a mainstream Visa under The Immigration Act.
The Department has issued a Directive empowering the VFS offices (representing Home Affairs ) elsewhere to take in any application for a change of status and any waiver that may be required from an Asylum Seeker Temporary Visa or Formal Recognition Permit.
Further, it is important to note that not just any holder of an Asylum Seeker Temporary Visa or Formal Recognition of Refugee Status can apply for either a Temporary or Permanent Residence. They would first
have to qualify in the applicable category of a mainstream visa under the Immigration Act,
Under the new rules they don’t have to cancel their asylum or refugee status and can change to any visa class if they qualify from within
South Africa
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Appeals - rejected applications, Undesirable Declaration Waivers, V-listing and Legal Immigration Services

Source: Sa Migration, 07/11/2021

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South African Permanent Residence

Source: Sa Migration, 07/11/2021

South African Permanent Residence
South Africa encourages permanent residency if you are serious about staying in South Africa on a long terms permanent basis there are many categories you can apply under.
• Hold a General Work Visa for five years and have a permanent job offer.
• Hold a Relative’s Visa sponsored by an immediate family member.
• Hold a Critical Skills Visa and have 5 years relevant work experience.
• Be in a proven life partner relationship for five years
• Be married to an SA Spouse for at least five years.
• Have held Refugee Asylum Status for five years.
• Hold a Business Visa.
• Receive a monthly income of R37,000 through Pension or Retirement Annuity
• Have a net asset worth of R12m and payment to Home Affairs of R120,000
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South African Spousal Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 07/11/2021

South African Spousal Visa
This type of South Africa Spouse or life partner permit is available to people in either heterosexual or same-sex relationships and can be applied for as either a spouse temporary residence permit or a permanent residence permit depending on the length of the marriage or relationship in question.
Foreigners who are spouses of South African citizensor permanent resident holders may apply for permanent residence.
To obtain permanent residence, you would have to have been with your partner for more than 5 years.
Being one of the most progressive countries in the world in recognizing same-sex couples and affording them equal rights to that of heterosexual unions South Africa grants spousal permits to life partners in both same-sex and heterosexual relationships.
1. The spousal permit is classified under the relative’s visa category and is renewable.
2. The spousal visa is issued for a period of 24 months at a time.
3. It is a temporary residency visa and is only issued to foreign nationals who can prove a committed relationship with a South African citizen or person holding permanent residency.
4. The couple must be able to prove a relationship longer than two years
If you would like to study or work while in the Republic you may do so but you would have to apply for working rights to be added to your visa. Persons on a spousal permit may also only apply to have either study, or business or working rights added to their visa, but not all three. This means that if you added a working rights endorsement to your visa you may only work for an employer.



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South Africa: Migrants Live in Fear After Raid By Home Affairs

Source: All Africa, 07/11/2021

River Valley has resulted in deportations and increased hostility towards those who cannot get valid documents because refugee offices remain closed.
Two months after her husband was deported to Zimbabwe by South African authorities, Chipo Munetsi, 39, of Moses Mabhida township in Kirkwood, Eastern Cape, is still struggling to come to terms with his absence. She is battling to cope with running their hair salon, which is based in a shipping container.
In addition, Munetsi, says, the deportations have created tensions in the area, with some South Africans blaming migrants for the high levels of unemployment and poor municipal services. But Munetsi says there are several migrants who are creating jobs for local people. She herself employs two South African women - one as a domestic worker and the other as an assistant in the salon.
The Department of Home Affairs, with its health and labour counterparts, held an operation in the Sundays River Valley area in September. Munetsi`s husband Simon was among the 71 migrants without documentation who were arrested during the raids in Addo, Kirkwood and Paterson.
`This is after Simon had made several trips in 2019 to the refugee reception office in Gqeberha in a quest to renew his asylum documents that had expired,` said Munetsi,. `He eventually gave up after he continuously found the system not working. He was then told that he had to pay R2 000 as a fine for defaulting.`
Munetsi, who has a valid asylum seeker`s permit, says since the blitz many migrants are living in fear of some South Africans, who call them derogatory names. She also blames some political parties for stoking the flames with election campaigns exploiting xenophobia. This has led to divisions between residents who prefer migrants to stay, saying they boost their businesses, and those who blame migrants for the collapse of infrastructure and want them gone.
`I have been operating this hair salon business for several years without any problem with the local community. They are my clients and I also assist them when they have financial problems. The situation changed after people were arrested by home affairs officials. We now meet some people in the streets who are hostile towards us,` said Munetsi.
`I didn`t take anyone else`s job. In fact, I have created jobs for the local community. I take South Africa as my second home.`
Hunted down
Most of the migrants who were deported are from Zimbabwe and Lesotho. But residents say migrants who have wanted to get an asylum seeker`s permit have been hamstrung because the home affairs office in Gqeberha has been closed since the Covid-19 hard lockdown started in March 2020. According to the department`s website, it is still closed to new applications.
Martin Denhere, whose brother was one of those arrested in Kirkwood, says migrants without documents were `hunted like wild animals`.
`Undocumented immigrants were accosted at shops and some were rounded up from their workplaces,` he said. `There was no respect for human life. People were bundled and dumped at the local police station. They were not allowed to get food from outside. They were only allowed to collect their belongings when they were being deported after they had spent days in police cells.
`People are living in fear because there is no indication when the refugee offices in Gqeberha will open.`
Tshepo, a migrant from Lesotho who did not want to disclose his surname, says his asylum seeker`s permit expired during the lockdown. He could not be arrested because the government had extended the validity of documents that expired during the pandemic until 31 December.
`One friend of mine [who was deported] was in the business of buying and selling fresh vegetables. He also raised pigs. He promoted local people by buying leftover food from them to feed his pigs. He even donated his vegetables to local preschools,` said Tshepo.
No alternatives
The Zimbabwe Migrants Support Network says home affairs is to blame for causing tension in the area by arresting migrants without valid documents while refugee reception offices are closed.
Secretary general Shelton Chiyangwa said, `Our people are forced to remain in the country without documentation because home affairs` refugee department has remained closed since March 2020 and we don`t know when they wish to open.
`I have had an opportunity of visiting the farming areas and meet with our people, who lamented very sad stories. Many have their permits expired while new applicants cannot apply for asylum seeker`s permits because the offices are closed,` he said.
Apart from the arrests, the operation resulted in a handful of employers being fined for various labour transgressions. Department of Employment and Labour spokesperson Ziphozihle Josefu said, `The blitz inspection saw a total of 296 employers inspected, with 81 in the farming sector, 137 in the wholesale and retail sector, 25 in the hospitality sector and 53 in miscellaneous [sectors]. Seventy-one illegal immigrants who are nationals of Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe origin were apprehended.`
Community activist Hansie Brander claims that the tension is created by employers who prefer migrants to South Africans.
But not everyone is unhappy about migrants living in the area. James Rungah, a resident of Moses Mabhida, says his life has improved a lot since he started renting out 10 cottages to migrants in 2017. Each cottage accommodates four people who each pay R500 a month.
`I am not employed, so I decided to build these backyard rooms after discovering that there was a shortage of accommodation during the harvesting season. I have developed a good relationship with my tenants. Most of them are immigrants from our neighbouring countries. They don`t hesitate to pay me my money at the agreed time,` said Rungah.
Ghanaian citizen Atta Owusu, who raises broiler chickens in a shack at his house in Valencia township, Addo, says he does not experience xenophobia.
`I have developed a good relationship with local residents. At present I have 600 chicks and I employ three local youths to assist me. I often hire more people when there is demand for more labour,` said Owusu.
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Asylum seekers placed in ‘unsuitable’ Blackpool hotel despite council protests

Source: The Guardian, 07/11/2021

Local authority accuses Home Office and Serco of trying to beat court hearing and frustrate justice system
Blackpool council has accused the Home Office and Serco of deliberately acting to frustrate the justice system after placing asylum seekers in a hotel, despite objections that the accommodation was wholly unsuitable.
About 140 people, mostly families, have moved into the Grand Metropole on Blackpool promenade. Blackpool council had said using the hotel for temporary accommodation required planning consent and it had been going to seek a court injunction on Monday in an attempt to stop the arrangement.
The seaside resort is particularly busy at present. The Blackpool Illuminations light show runs until 3 January and the town is also hosting the World Fireworks Championships near the hotel, likely to cause disruption and noise to the hotel’s vulnerable residents.
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Blackpool is the latest council to express concern about the suitability of housing asylum seekers in hotels. Earlier this month, a report documented the deterioration in the mental and physical health of asylum seekers in Glasgow when housed in hotels.
Lynn Williams, the Labour leader of Blackpool council, said the local authority was promised it would be informed in advance of any arrivals, and that nobody would be placed in the hotel before Monday at the earliest. However, people were moved in overnight on Sunday and in the early hours of Monday morning, with more expected this week.
Williams said the council had received no official notification until Monday lunchtime, despite the assurances sought on behalf of local health leaders, who said services were facing unprecedented demand.
The council leader said she was “further disappointed” that the Home Office and Serco had made the move after being informed the council was seeking an injunction, with a court hearing scheduled for Monday. “I am saddened that they have acted in a way that smacks of a deliberate move to frustrate the justice system,” she said.
Williams urged Blackpool residents to show compassion and understanding to the “very vulnerable families and children who have arrived with us here in Blackpool”. She said the council would work to ensure that the “appropriate support” was in place for the families, and would be reviewing its legal position.
Serco and the Home Office have been criticised for placing asylum seekers in Britannia hotels in Wolverhampton and Wigan this month. Lisa Nandy, the town’s MP, said that the hotel, which has been targeted by a far-right group, had previously been deemed “completely unsuitable accommodation” for asylum seekers.
The leader of Wolverhampton council, Ian Brookfield, also accused Serco of lacking humanity, when 200 Afghan families were placed in the city without warning. “Some of them have arrived here in a terrible state, there’s people with no clothes, no nappies for the kids,” Brookfield said. “We know Serco are running this, but they could at least put a little bit of humanity into it. As a council, we are left out of the whole process.”
Serco was one of the three outsourcing firms awarded the contract to house asylum seekers in 2019, despite having been fined nearly £7m for previous failings. The firm, which has the contract for housing in the north-west, the Midlands and the east of England, said hotels were used only as a “last resort”.
“With the significant increases in the number of people arriving in the UK we have been faced with no alternative but to temporarily accommodate some asylum seekers in hotels”, said Jenni Halliday, Serco’s contract director for asylum accommodation services.
According to Home Office statistics, there were 31,115 asylum applications in the UK in the year ending June 2021, 4% fewer than the previous year. The government has promised to allow 20,000 Afghan refugees to settle in the UK, with 5,000 expected to arrive by the end of 2021.
The Home Office said that the “unprecedented demand” meant temporary accommodation such as hotels has had to be used “to manage demands on the asylum estate”. It said the Home Office had met local police, public health providers and officers from Blackpool council, and that all hotels used by the Home Office met health and safety legislation.
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South African Retirement Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 08/11/2021

South African Retirement Visa
A retirement visa can be granted for 4 years to someone with a monthly pension, irrevocable annuity or retirement account of R37 000 from a net worth/combination of assets realizing R37 000 per month and wishes to retire temporarily or permanently in South Africa.
A South African Retired Person`s permit is ideal for people want to retire in South Africa temporarily or permanently subject to the financial criteria or parameters being satisfied. This South African visa category is designed for those intending to retire in the country or wishing to have a long stay in South Africa with the need to renew the visa or permit. This retirement visa is not based on age but rather on assets, rental income and / or bank accounts generating income. It is based upon foreigner provide proof that such foreigner has the right to a pension or an annuity or retirement account which will give such foreigner a prescribed minimum payment for the rest of his or her life from the country of his or her origin; or a minimum prescribed net worth generating income for life.
This South African immigration visa is a popular option for seasonal visitors, i.e. those visiting the country for a period of six months or more. An important point to observe is that successful applicants are under no obligation to apply for permanent residence.
The temporary grant may be renewed indefinitely so long as the requirements continue to be met. However, permanent residency does bestow additional benefits upon its holder. In South Africa, immigration through the retired person`s route can be either a temporary visa permit or a permanent residence visa as outlined in the eligibility criteria summarized below.
1. The temporary route is granted for four years and is renewable indefinitely for four-year periods.
2. The permanent route offers permanent residents the same rights and privileges as those with South African citizenship, with a few key exceptions, most notably the right to vote.
In both the temporary and permanent residence category the, South African Retired Persons Visa is based upon financial criteria and unlike a South African Work Visa, no prior job offer needs to be in place before an application can be made. Although unlike temporary South African visit visas, retired people can permitted to work if they wish, provided they apply under the correct visa category ` Retirement plus Work Visa We wish to stress that the category “retired person`, does not confer a maximum or minimum age limit for this class of visa for South Africa. Retired person`s visas may be awarded to people of all ages, proving that the eligibility requirements below are met.
1. A pension, retirement account or irrevocable annuity which has a value of at least R37, 000 per month. This requirement applies to each person making an application.
2. Alternatively, candidates may obtain a South African visa of this kind by demonstrating a `net worth` through a combination of assets which equates to a minimum of R37, 000 per month. Once again, this criterion applies to each person making an application.
Work Conditions
The nature of this type of immigration to South Africa is such that no specific stipulations are in place regarding a candidate`s ability to work in South Africa. In most cases, it may be assumed that people embarking upon this route, based as it is upon a steady income from a source other than employment will not be entering the country to work. However, each case will be considered individually and candidates may be able to work during their time in the country.
Applicants wishing to work will need to submit an employment contract and demonstrate that no South African citizen or resident is available for position. If candidates were to achieve permanent resident status then as with other routes to settled status, working in South Africa would be permitted.
Accompanying Dependents
Spouse immigration and dependent immigration are now provided through temporary South African Retired person`s visas. This route to South Africa is based upon the financial security of each applicant and unlike work permit visas or business visas, the dependent family members of retired applicants automatically qualify for visit visa status to accompany the principle applicant and does not have to meet the same criteria for temporary residence but for the purposes of permanent residence they are treated as one family unit.
However, in cases where an applicant successfully obtains permanent residence as a retired person, their spouse and/or dependent children, i.e. those aged under 21 will also qualify for permanent residency.
Financially Independent
An alternative route exists in the financially independent visa for which candidates would need to be able to demonstrate a net asset value totalling not less than R12 million.
In addition, it would also be necessary to demonstrate proof of payment of R120,000 as a non-refundable sum to the Director General of Home Affairs. The application for a financially independent visa will lead to permanent residence.
1. A retired persons visa may be issued for a period exceeding three months to a foreigner who intends to retire in the Republic, provided that the foreigner provide proof that such foreigner has the right to a pension or an annuity or retirement account which will give such foreigner a prescribed minimum payment for the rest of his or her life from the country of his or her origin; or a minimum prescribed net worth.
2. The Department may authorise the holder of a retired person permit to conduct work under terms and conditions as the Department may deem fit to determine under the circumstances.
3. A retired person visa may allow its holder to sojourn in the Republic on a seasonal or continuous basis; and not exceed a four-year period, at the expiry of which it may be renewed one or more times.
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South African Business Visa

Source: Sa Migration, 08/11/2021

South African Business Visa
we can add more rotation text Department of Home Affairs to a foreigner intending to establish or invest in a business in South Africa in which he or she may be employed, and to members of such foreigners’ immediate family providing that certain requirements have been met.
The Act calls for investment of R5,0 million in a business and you need to make sure you employ 60% South African citizens or permanent residents to get both a temporary and permanent business visa, you can get these visas with less capital investment - sometimes for as low as R600,000 investment using our expert team at SA Migration.

Many businesses do not require a capital investment as large as R5 million and in certain cases, you are allowed to reduce this amount and commit to a smaller investment if your business falls within the certain industries.
The following businesses to be in the national interest, and therefore qualifying for reduction or waiver of the capitalisation requirements as determined to be in the national interest in relation to a Business Visa: Many of these business owners do not have the required investment amounts. If this is the case and the business falls in line with one of the following industries, a capital waiver can be requested. This would mean a reduction in the required investment amount.
The industries are:
(a) Agro-processing
• Fisheries and aquaculture i.e. freshwater aquaculture and marine culture
• Food processing in the milling and baking industries
• Beverages viz. fruit juices and the local beneficiation, packaging and export of indigenous teas
• High value natural fibres viz., organic cotton and downstream mohair production
• High value organic food for the local and export market
• Biofuels production viz. bioethanol and biogas
• oils: tea extracts, including buchu, honeybush: and other oil derivatives (avocado, amarula etc.)
• Diversification / beneficiation of biomass sources i.e. sugar, maize
(b) Business Process Outsourcing and IT Enabled Services
• Call centers
• Back Office Processing
• Shared Corporate Services
• Enterprise solutions e.g. fleet management and asset management
• Legal process outsourcing
(c) Capital / Transport equipment, metals and electrical machinery and apparatus
• Basic iron and steel
• Basic precious and non-ferrous metals
• Casting of metals
• Other fabricated metal products: metalwork service activities
• General purpose machinery
• Tooling manufacturing
• Tooling manufacturing
• Foundries
• White goods and associated components
• Electric motors, generators and transformers
• Electricity distribution and control apparatus
• Insulated wire and cable
• Accumulators, primary cells and primary batteries
(d) Electro Technical
• Advanced telecommunications
• Software development
• Software and mobile applications
• Smart metering
• Embedded software
• Radio frequency identifications
• Digital TV and Set Top Boxes due to migration to full digital television
• Process control, measurement and instrumentation
• Security and monitoring solutions
• Financial software
• Manufacturing sensors
(e) Textile, Clothing and Leather
• Spinning, weaving and finishing of textiles
• Knitted and crocheted fabrics and articles
• Wearing apparel except fur apparel
• Dressing and dying of fur
• Leather skins and hides beneficiation
(f) Consumer goods
• White goods and associated components
(g) Boatbuilding
• Boatbuilding and associated services industry
• Engines and engine systems
• Marine equipment and accessories
(h) Pulp, paper and Furniture
• Manufacture of paper products: publishing, printing and reproduction
• Manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
• Paper and paper products and furniture
• Manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork
(i) Automotives and Components
• engines, radiators, filters and components thereof
• air conditioners / climate control systems
• alarms and Tracking devices
• axles, transmission shafts
• body parts and panels
• catalytic converters, silencers and exhaust systems and components
• wiring harnesses, instrument panels vehicle interiors, electronic drive train components,
• lighting equipment
• seats and parts thereof, seatbelts, leather covers
• suspension and shock absorbers, springs and parts thereof
• steering wheels, columns and boxes
• ignition, starting equipment, gauges and instrument parts
(J) Green Economy Industries
(jj) Power generation:
• Nuclear Build Programmer i.e. joint ventures, consortiums and the establishment of new companies to grow South Africa`s nuclear manufacturing capability and nuclear supply industry to supply into the nuclear build programme
• Independent power generation, energy infrastructure and alternative energy
(jjj) Renewable Energy:
• Onshore wind power - manufacture of turbines/blades
• Solar PV and Concentrated Solar Power manufacture/assembly
• Biomass
• Small hydro
• Lowering greenhouse gas emissions from landfill sites
• Energy efficiency and energy saving industries
• Solar water heaters
• Waste Management and Recycling
• Reducing landfill
(k) Advanced Manufacturing
• Nano-materials
• High performance materials based on natural resources (advanced bio-composites
• Advanced materials, polymers and composites
• Medical devices, diagnostics and composites
• Space e.g. satellite manufacturers etc. and astronomy e.g. SKA, telescopes, dishes etc.
• Composites (intelligent textiles used in medical, building and construction industries)
• Continuous fibre reinforced thermoform composites
• Biochemical and biologics for applications in agriculture, industry and health/medical sectors
• Electricity demand Site Management Solutions to improve electricity efficiency usage
• Lasers and laser-based additive manufacturing various applications
• Advanced Robotics Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems
• Applications in the mining industry, data collection and analysis
• Bio - manufacturing - Biochemical and biologics for applications in agriculture, industry and health/medical.
• Fuel cells and Technology
(l) Tourism infrastructure
• Accommodation - hotels, boutique hotels, lodges and resorts
• urban integrated tourism/ entertainment precincts
• adventure, - eco-, sport-, conference- and cultural tourism
• infrastructure developments
• leisure complexes and world class golf courses
• harbour and waterfront developments
• trans frontier conservations areas
• Tourism transport - aviation, rail, cruise liners etc
• green building and green technologies for tourism
• attractions and activity - based tourism.
• museums and heritage
(m) Chemicals, plastic fabrication and pharmaceuticals
• basic chemicals
• water treatment chemical products
• man-made fibres
• plastic products: polypropylene and polyvinculchloride
• medical (drips and syringes), manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredient
• (APIs) for key anti-retrovirals (ARVs)
• Manufacture of reagents for AIDS/HIV diagnostics
• Production of vaccines and biological medicines
(n) Creative and Design Industry
• Film studios, treaty film co-production ventures, distribution infrastructure
• Servicing of foreign productions
• Production of film and documentaries, commercials, stills photography and
• Multi-media
• Post-production
• Design
• Jewellery manufacturing and design
• Fashion design
(o) Oil and Gas
• Maintenance ship and rig repair
• Fabrication - equipment and specialised components
• Specialised services - training and accreditation
• Specialised services - non-descriptive testing, inspection services, SHEQ services
• Exploration - technical services: seismic surveys, logging, environmental impact assessments, etc
• Exploration - offshore
• Exploration - onshore shale gas
• Exploration - onshore coal bed methane and underground coal gasification
• Infrastructure - refineries (Oil and GTL)
• Infrastructure - terminals LPG/LNG import, storage and distribution
• Infrastructure - ports and associated infrastructure
• Infrastructure - storage
• Logistics - pipeline
(p) Mineral beneficiation
• Downstream processing and value addition
(q) Infrastructure Development
(r) ICT
• Geoamatics and Digital media
• Wireless and Telecom
• Electronics
• IT
• Software Development
• Advanced programming
List of undesirable Business in South Africa;
 Businesses that import second hand motor vehicles into the Republic of South Africa for the purpose of exporting to other markets outside the Republic of South Africa
 The exotic entertainment industry
 Security Industry
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South Africa is going through a very exciting stage at the moment and there is lots of opportunity to be involved in this emerging economy and the government welcomes anyone wishing to invest and create employment. Especially for small business owners, the markets are extremely lucrative and the government welcomes anyone who wants to invest.
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U.S. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

Source: Reuters, 08/11/2021

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year.
The decision, announced by White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients, marked an abrupt shift for President Joe Biden`s administration, which said last week it was not the right time to lift any restrictions amid rising COVID-19 cases.
The United States had lagged many other countries in lifting such restrictions, and allies welcomed the move. The U.S. restrictions have barred travelers from most of the world including tens of thousands of foreign nationals with relatives or business links in the United States.
The United States will admit fully vaccinated air travelers from the 26 so-called Schengen countries in Europe including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Greece, as well as Britain, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil. The unprecedented U.S. restrictions have barred non-U.S. citizens who were in those countries within the past 14 days.
Restrictions on non-U.S. citizens were first imposed on air travelers from China in January 2020 by then-President Donald Trump and then extended to dozens of other countries, without any clear metrics for how and when to lift them.
Zients did not give a precise start date for the new rules beyond saying `early November,` and many details of the new policy are still being decided.
Separately on Monday, the United States extended its pandemic-related restrictions at land borders with Canada and Mexico that bar nonessential travel such as tourism through Oct. 21. It gave no indication if it would apply the new vaccine rules to those land border crossings.
The United States has allowed foreign air travelers from more than 150 countries throughout the pandemic, a policy that critics said made little sense because some countries with high COVID-19 rates were not on the restricted list, while some on the list had the pandemic more under control.
Monday`s action means COVID-19 vaccine requirements will now apply to nearly all foreign nationals flying to the United States - including those not subject to the prior restrictions.
Americans traveling from abroad who are not vaccinated will face tougher rules than vaccinated citizens, including needing to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within a day of travel and proof of purchasing a viral test to be taken after arrival.
`BASING IT ON SCIENCE`
Airlines for America, an industry trade group, said that through late August, international air travel was down 43% from pre-pandemic levels.
The announcement comes as President Joe Biden makes his first U.N. General Assembly speech on Tuesday, and hosts leaders from Britain, India, Japan and Australia this week.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday the policy was not timed for diplomacy. `If we were going to make things much easier for ourselves, we would have done it prior to June, when the president had his first foreign trip, or earlier this summer. This is when the process concluded,` she said. `We`re basing it on science.`
Passengers depart Hartsfield`Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
U.S. COVID-19 infections and deaths have skyrocketed since June as the Delta variant spreads, particularly among the unvaccinated. Nearly 29,000 new U.S. cases were reported on Sunday.
British Airways Chief Executive Sean Doyle said the U.S. announcement `marks a historic moment and one which will provide a huge boost to Global Britain as it emerges from this pandemic.`
Shares in U.S. airlines were little changed, while some European carriers gained. British Airways parent IAG SA (ICAG.L) rose 11.2%, while Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) and Deutsche Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) AG closed up more than 5%.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the announcement `a fantastic boost for business and trade, and great that family and friends on both sides of the pond can be reunited once again.` Germany`s U.S. ambassador, Emily Haber, said on Twitter it was `hugely important to promote people-to-people contacts and transatlantic business.`
It will have less impact travel from China, which requires its residents to quarantine for at least two weeks on return home. International flights from China are capped and running at around 2% of 2019 levels, a situation expected to last until the second half of next year. read more
CDC HAS FINAL WORD ON VACCINES ACCEPTED
Foreign nationals will need to present proof of vaccination before travel and will not be required to quarantine on arrival.The White House said the final decision on what vaccines would be accepted is up to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC on Monday pointed to its prior guidance when asked what vaccines it will accept.
`The CDC considers someone fully vaccinated with any FDA-authorized or approved vaccines and any vaccines that (the World Health Organization) has authorized,` said spokesperson Kristen Nordlund. That list could change pending additions by either agency, she said.
Exceptions include children not yet eligible for shots. Airlines heavily lobbied the White House to lift the restrictions, and it has been working since August on the new plan.
The U.S. Travel Association trade group previously estimated that the U.S. restrictions, if they ran to the end of the year, would cost the American economy $325 billion.
Zients said last Wednesday that given the rise of the Delta variant, it was not the right time to lift travel restrictions. Asked on Monday what had changed since then, Zients cited rising global vaccinations, adding: `The new system allows us to implement strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.`
Zients said the new system would include collecting contact tracing data from passengers traveling into the United States to enable the CDC to contact travelers exposed to COVID-19.
The administration has been considering imposing vaccine requirements for foreign nationals since May, officials said, but the White House only decided on Friday to move forward.
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Appeals - rejected applications, Undesirable Declaration Waivers, V-listing and Legal Immigration Services

Source: Sa Migration, 10/11/2021

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These are the most in-demand jobs in SA`s tech sector ` here`s what you`ll need to bag them

Source: Business Insider SA, 21/11/2021

• The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on most businesses, but those in the tech sector are booming.
• Information and Communications Technology (ICT), financial services, and FinTech companies are scaling up operations while other businesses transition to digital.
• This has created a surge in demand for IT workers.
• Some of the positions in most-demand are in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analysis, and cybersecurity.
South Africa`s technology sector is booming as more businesses move to digital in a trend which has been hastened by the Covid-19 pandemic. This promises high-paying job opportunities, but only for those with the right skills and experience.
While few industries have been left unscathed by the pandemic, tech companies, from e-commerce companies to cybersecurity firms, have rocketed. The Covid-19 pandemic, with its lockdowns and work-from-home instructions, has catapulted digital systems to the fore and forced brick and mortar businesses to revaluate.
These businesses have rushed to set-up digital systems, whether for online sales or to accommodate remote work, while others already in the tech space scale their operations. This has created great demand for IT workers, especially among Information and Communications Technology (ICT), financial services, and FinTech companies, according to leading recruitment company, Michael Page.
`MNCs [multinational corporations] in ICT and FinTech, and some companies like TakeALot.com and Jumia in the retail sector look at technology as an enabler of their business, and it is such companies that will remain desirable employers to top IT talent,` says Robyn Stainbank, a senior consultant for technology for Michael Page in Africa.
A career in the technology sector, as well as being in demand, is lucrative, according to Michael Page`s latest Market Overview and Hiring Insights Guide for 2022.
According to the report published earlier in November, yearly average salaries range from R350,000 (around R29,000 a month) for a network engineer in a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) up to R3 million (R250,000 a month) for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) of an MNC.
Cloud computing, which allows the remote delivery and hosting of data storage, servers, databases, networking, and software, is in especially high demand, according to Michael Page.
Employees best equipped to capitalise on this demand and find a job in cloud computing field should have skills and experience in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, DevOps, Docker, and Kubernetes.
`DevOps is a hybrid role that combines software development, operations, and quality assurance. Similar IT roles that can combine IT with other crucial skills for the business are in demand,` says Stainbank.
Positions in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, software development, data science, and cybersecurity are also in high demand.
`Companies are moving beyond just reporting on data and management information to also using data for insights, which is essentially the commercialisation of that data,` notes Michael Page`s latest Market Overview and Hiring Insights Guide.
`Companies are developing their capabilities to make more data-driven decisions, and hence the demand for talent with data-related expertise.`
Cybersecurity, ensuring that internet-connected systems are safe and secure, is also near the top of the agenda for companies that have needed to cater to remote work. And while employees begin trickling back into offices, hybrid work models are likely to become part of the new normal, coinciding with cyber criminals upping the ante.
`With more and more people working from home, cloud networks are becoming security targets. Cybersecurity is an issue of critical importance and companies are prioritising hiring talent with the expertise of putting safeguarding measures in place,` explains Michael Page.
Stainbank adds that to fully meet the current and future demand in this sector, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education needs to be prioritised in South Africa.
`Increased effort needs to be undertaken to modernise and develop sustainable education programmes with an emphasis on innovation, science, and technology,` says Stainbank.
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These are the most in-demand jobs in SA`s tech sector ` here`s what you`ll need to bag them

Source: Business Insider SA, 21/11/2021

• The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on most businesses, but those in the tech sector are booming.
• Information and Communications Technology (ICT), financial services, and FinTech companies are scaling up operations while other businesses transition to digital.
• This has created a surge in demand for IT workers.
• Some of the positions in most-demand are in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analysis, and cybersecurity.
South Africa`s technology sector is booming as more businesses move to digital in a trend which has been hastened by the Covid-19 pandemic. This promises high-paying job opportunities, but only for those with the right skills and experience.
While few industries have been left unscathed by the pandemic, tech companies, from e-commerce companies to cybersecurity firms, have rocketed. The Covid-19 pandemic, with its lockdowns and work-from-home instructions, has catapulted digital systems to the fore and forced brick and mortar businesses to revaluate.
These businesses have rushed to set-up digital systems, whether for online sales or to accommodate remote work, while others already in the tech space scale their operations. This has created great demand for IT workers, especially among Information and Communications Technology (ICT), financial services, and FinTech companies, according to leading recruitment company, Michael Page.
`MNCs [multinational corporations] in ICT and FinTech, and some companies like TakeALot.com and Jumia in the retail sector look at technology as an enabler of their business, and it is such companies that will remain desirable employers to top IT talent,` says Robyn Stainbank, a senior consultant for technology for Michael Page in Africa.
A career in the technology sector, as well as being in demand, is lucrative, according to Michael Page`s latest Market Overview and Hiring Insights Guide for 2022.
According to the report published earlier in November, yearly average salaries range from R350,000 (around R29,000 a month) for a network engineer in a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) up to R3 million (R250,000 a month) for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) of an MNC.
Cloud computing, which allows the remote delivery and hosting of data storage, servers, databases, networking, and software, is in especially high demand, according to Michael Page.
Employees best equipped to capitalise on this demand and find a job in cloud computing field should have skills and experience in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, DevOps, Docker, and Kubernetes.
`DevOps is a hybrid role that combines software development, operations, and quality assurance. Similar IT roles that can combine IT with other crucial skills for the business are in demand,` says Stainbank.
Positions in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, software development, data science, and cybersecurity are also in high demand.
`Companies are moving beyond just reporting on data and management information to also using data for insights, which is essentially the commercialisation of that data,` notes Michael Page`s latest Market Overview and Hiring Insights Guide.
`Companies are developing their capabilities to make more data-driven decisions, and hence the demand for talent with data-related expertise.`
Cybersecurity, ensuring that internet-connected systems are safe and secure, is also near the top of the agenda for companies that have needed to cater to remote work. And while employees begin trickling back into offices, hybrid work models are likely to become part of the new normal, coinciding with cyber criminals upping the ante.
`With more and more people working from home, cloud networks are becoming security targets. Cybersecurity is an issue of critical importance and companies are prioritising hiring talent with the expertise of putting safeguarding measures in place,` explains Michael Page.
Stainbank adds that to fully meet the current and future demand in this sector, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education needs to be prioritised in South Africa.
`Increased effort needs to be undertaken to modernise and develop sustainable education programmes with an emphasis on innovation, science, and technology,` says Stainbank.
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By the time Home Affairs reopens its Cape Town refugee office it will have taken ten years

Source: Groundup, 21/11/2021

Epping office expected to open in September 2022
Asylum seekers protest back in 2012 outside the original Cape Town Home Affairs’ refugee reception office in Maitland. Archive photo: Veronica Washaya
• In its latest report to the High Court, Home Affairs says it now expects to reopen a refugee reception office in Cape Town in September 2022.
• In a decision that the court found irrational and unreasonable, Home Affairs closed its office in 2012.
• It has taken a protracted legal battle to get Home Affairs this far.
• Currently refugees can only apply for asylum in Durban, Musina or Pretoria.
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) says it will be almost another year before Cape Town gets a Refugee Reception Office once again.
As required by an order made in May by the Western Cape High Court, Home Affairs was reporting to the court on its progress for reopening a fully functional Cape Town Refugee Reception Office. It said it plans to open the new office at 16 Grenville Avenue, Epping Industrial, in September 2022.
By then it will have been ten years since Home Affairs closed the Cape Town refugee office in 2012. At the time, the High Court said the closure was unreasonable and irrational. Despite court orders to reopen an office, Home Affairs has never done so.
Home Affairs persisted with a long legal battle, until the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered the department to reopen the Cape Town office at the latest by 31 March 2018, and to provide monthly status reports on its progress.
Home Affairs sought leave to appeal from the Constitutional Court but this was refused.
Frustrated by Home Affairs’ continued lack of progress, the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) then applied to the Western Cape High Court for the appointment of a Special Master to oversee the reopening and to ensure Home Affairs complies with court orders.
The LRC, representing the Scalabrini Centre and the Somali Association of South Africa, had also wanted refugees and new applicants for asylum to be assisted by the department in Cape Town in the interim. This relief was not given.
The closure of the Refugee Reception Office meant refugees could only apply for asylum in Durban, Musina or Pretoria, and if they had originally applied at one of those offices they had to regularly travel and renew in person at the same office, even if they were living in Cape Town. The courts found the closure was unfairly penalising refugees.
But the High Court did not in the end appoint a Special Master, instead it ordered a case management process with Home Affairs required to file progress reports for discussion at monthly meetings with the judge, as well as the lawyers of Home Affairs and the LRC.
In the October progress report, Home Affairs confirmed that funding for the purchase price and installation of the office was in place. But additional funding is unavailable for filling managerial posts.
“The department’s budget committee must now consider whether currently available funds can be reallocated or whether officials may be seconded to the Refugee Reception Office from other posts,” Home Affairs reported.
“The existing project plan indicates that the landlord’s renovations will be completed on 3 May 2022. It will take approximately three to four months thereafter … to fit the offices out to its requirements,” the department said in the report.
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What can I do if my application for refugee status has been rejected and I have been given a ‘must leave’ letter?

Source: Sa Migration, 23/11/2021

What can I do if my application for refugee status has been rejected and I have been given a ‘must leave’ letter?

If your asylum application is rejected, this means that the DHA does not recognise you as a refugee. You will receive a letter stating that you must leave the country or file an appeal usually within 30 days of being told of the rejection. Depending on the reasons for the rejection of your application, you will need to appeal to the Refugee Appeal Board or the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs. If you think that you do qualify for refugee status it would be a good idea to seek legal advice from an organisation such as ours
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Cabinet announces Zimbabwe Exemption Permits will not be extended

Source: Groundup, 25/11/2021

Holders of the ZEPs given a year to migrate to other permits
The Zimbabwean Exemption Permit is coming to an end.
• The Zimbabwean Exemption Permit which expires on 31 December
will not be renewed Cabinet announced on Thursday.
• About 182,000 Zimbabweans who hold the permit have been given
a year’s grace to migrate to other permits to allow them to stay in
South Africa.
• The Cabinet decision is disappointing for many who now face an
uncertain future.
On Thursday, Cabinet announced that the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit
(ZEP), which ends 31 December, will not be extended.
However, Cabinet decided on a 12-month grace period during which time
ZEP holders “should apply for other permits appropriate to their
particular status or situation”. Those who are not successful will
have to leave South Africa or face deportation, said Cabinet.
This ends months of rising anxiety for about 180,000 Zimbabweans in
South Africa as the ZEP expiry date loomed and there had been no
indication of what government intended to do.
Permit holders were debating whether to return home for Christmas.
Many said banks had been refusing to grant them loans and cancelling
their pre-approved bond applications, while employers were not
renewing contracts because of their uncertain status. Cabinet’s grace
period will not necessarly help in this regard, and many ZEP holders
are unlikely to qualify for other permits.
Leaving the announcement to the eleventh-hour had also allowed for
misinformation that the South African government had extended the
permits by five years to circulate on social media, rumours which the
Cabinet statement referred to as fake news.
Back in October 2019, Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi told
GroundUp that the three special permits which were issued to legalise
the status of nationals from Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Angola already
living in South Africa, would be renewed. At the time the minister
said they can’t stop renewing special permits if the problems that led
to those special permits are not yet resolved. But he also said that
permits can’t automatically be renewed by the department; it needed
Cabinet.
Cabinet has now spoken.
“I’m very disappointed with the decision by the Cabinet,” said
Advocate Simba Chitando, who filed papers in the Gauteng High Court in
October requesting the South African government to grant ZEP holders
permanent residency.
“I knew that the cancellation of the permit was being called for by
many political parties, many of whom did well in the elections. The
unfortunate decision has left litigation as the only viable solution
for ZEP holders, permanently resident in the country, and who have
given over a decade of their lives to this country,” Chitando told
GroundUp shortly after the Cabinet announcement.
The ZEP community was divided on Chitando’s legal challenge, who
feared it would ruin the chance of getting the permit extended. That
has now been put to bed.
Chitando said the ZEP exploited Zimbabwean labour and made them second
class citizens in a constitutional democracy, “renewable after every
four years, operating like a dompas from the apartheid era, in a
manner that Zimbabwean migrants to Europe, the US, and Australia, have
not experienced”.
“It is a slave permit, and an abomination to the Pan African principle
of ubuntu,” he said.
He is proceeding with his litigation.
Union of Zimbabwean Educators Western (UZEWC) said as much as they are
happy for the 12 month reprieve they still maintain that granting
permanent residency to deserving Zimbabweans should have been
considered.
“Zimbabweans have been on special work permits for more than ten
years, hence their stay in South Africa has been legal. They have been
paying taxes. Some have started families here, and have children,”
said Jack Mutsvairo, chairperson of the union.
“We also expect the DHA to expeditiously inform employers, creditors
and the banking sector … so that none of our members are prejudiced.”
“We also hope that the application for other suitable permits by
Zimbabweans will not be subjected to avoidable bureaucratic
shenanigans. Let this be a user-friendly application process with
predetermined timeframes.”
There are also other special exemption permits that will need
decisions:
On 16 August 2021, Home Affairs opened the application for an Angolan
Exemption Permit. The Angolan Special Permit (ASP) was first issued in
2018 and expires at the end of this year.
The Lesotho Exemption Permit (LEP) of 2019 expires on 31 December
2023.
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