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01. Dec. 2021 Times live

Three home affairs officials arrested for ‘soliciting money from shop owners’

The three suspects will face charges of corruption in the Ermelo magistrate`s court.
Two immigration officers and an assistant director from the department of home affairs in Ermelo were arrested for alleged corruption on Tuesday.
The three suspects are expected to appear before the magistrate’s court in Ermelo on Wednesday on charges of corruption.
The suspects allegedly demanded money from foreign nationals who own shops in Ermelo. .
Provincial police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala said a complainant reported the matter to the local police station and an investigation was launched by the Anti-Corruption Unit.
“An operation was conducted and the three suspects were arrested today after receiving trap money,” said Mohlala.
Provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Semakaleng Daphney Manamela said police would do everything in their power to root out corruption in the province.
“No-one is above the law. Anyone found to be in breach of the law will be arrested, irrespective of the position he or she holds. Mpumalanga must be a crime-free province”
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01. Dec. 2021 Times live

Three home affairs officials arrested for ‘soliciting money from shop owners’

The three suspects will face charges of corruption in the Ermelo magistrate`s court. Two immigration officers and an assistant director from the department of home affairs in Ermelo were arrested for alleged corruption on Tuesday. V.0

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30. Nov. 2021 News 24

SA`s Border Management Authority needs R3bn to pay salaries

• The Border Management Authority needs close to R3 billion to pay staff salaries for a fully operational service. • Another R5.2 billion is needed for goods and services, which does not include future technology requirements. • On Tuesday, BMA commissioner Nakampe Masiapato briefed Parliament on the authority`s rollout and funding. South Africa`s Border Management Authority (BMA) needs close to R3 billion to pay staff, while another estimated R5.2 billion would be needed for goods and services. According to BMA commissioner Nakampe Masiapato, the estimated expenditure on the compensation of employees and goods and services was to establish a fully operational BMA. On Tuesday, Masiapato and several Home Affairs officials briefed Parliament`s home affairs committee on the BMA rollout plan and funding. V.0

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30. Nov. 2021 The Star

Mother wins right to emigrate with daughter after judge agrees the child will have a better life in New Zealand

She is relocating with her nuclear family, a husband, new baby and A to pursue a new life in a secure location with free education and health-care programmes and a much lower unemployment rate than in South Africa. V.0

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30. Nov. 2021 The Star

Mother wins right to emigrate with daughter after judge agrees the child will have a better life in New Zealand

She is relocating with her nuclear family, a husband, new baby and A to pursue a new life in a secure location with free education and health-care programmes and a much lower unemployment rate than in South Africa. V.0

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30. Nov. 2021 Fin24

Pandemic to cost global tourism R32 trillion in 2021: UN

While international tourism has taken a hit from the outbreak of disease in the past, the coronavirus is unprecedented in its geographical spread. Getty Images • The coronavirus pandemic will cost the global tourism sector R32.3 trillion in lost revenue in 2021. • International tourist arrivals will this year remain 70-75% below the 1.5 billion arrivals recorded in 2019 before the pandemic hit. • A total of 46 destinations - 21 percent of all destinations worldwide - currently have their borders completely closed to tourists. V.0

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30. Nov. 2021 New24

Finally! Home Affairs gearing up for in-house online booking system

The Department of Home Affairs is gearing up for the test phase of an online appointment booking system. • It already has an online system which allows uploading of documents and filling in of applications, and an online full service partnership with banks. V.0

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30. Nov. 2021 News 24

Finally! Home Affairs gearing up for in-house online booking system

• The Department of Home Affairs is gearing up for the test phase of an online appointment booking system. • It already has an online system which allows uploading of documents and filling in of applications, and an online full service partnership with banks. • It is doing this amid post freezes due to Treasury cuts, and the growing queues for service outside its offices. The Department of Home Affairs is gearing up to test an in-house online appointment booking system. It was doing this amid the growing queues for vital identity documents the department issued. V.0

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30. Nov. 2021 News 24

SA`s Border Management Authority needs R3bn to pay salaries

• The Border Management Authority needs close to R3 billion to pay staff salaries for a fully operational service. • Another R5.2 billion is needed for goods and services, which does not include future technology requirements. • On Tuesday, BMA commissioner Nakampe Masiapato briefed Parliament on the authority`s rollout and funding. South Africa`s Border Management Authority (BMA) needs close to R3 billion to pay staff, while another estimated R5.2 billion would be needed for goods and services. V.0

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29. Nov. 2021 News 24

Botswana`s Ian Khama can`t get asylum in SA as refugee offices are closed - govt

• The home affairs department denied reports in Botswana that its former leader was seeking political asylum in South Africa. • A home affairs spokesperson said even if Ian Khama wanted to apply for asylum, it wasn`t currently possible as refugee processing offices were closed due to Covid-19. • The Seretse Khama Ian Khama Foundation issued a statement on 10 November stating that Khama was in South Africa. The Department of Home Affairs has denied reports doing the rounds in neighbouring Botswana that its former leader Ian Khama has left the country and is seeking political asylum in South Africa. Responding to media queries from News24, Department of Home Affairs spokesperson Siyabulela Qoza said the `refugee reception offices are currently closed, and this means that no new asylum applications are being processed`. V.0

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25. Nov. 2021 Groundup

Cabinet announces Zimbabwe Exemption Permits will not be extended

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. V.0

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23. Nov. 2021 Sa Migration

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

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 V.0

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21. Nov. 2021 Business Insider SA

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

• 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 V.0

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21. Nov. 2021 Business Insider SA

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

• 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 V.0

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21. Nov. 2021 Groundup

By the time Home Affairs reopens its Cape Town refugee office it will have taken ten years

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. V.0

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10. Nov. 2021 Sa Migration

Appeals - rejected applications, Undesirable Declaration Waivers, V-listing and Legal Immigration Services

Our dynamic team of immigration consultants provide specialist advice on temporary residence visas, permanent residence permits, appeals on rejected applications, undesirable declaration waivers, V-listing and legal immigration services. Get in touch with us if you’d like a professional yet V.0

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08. Nov. 2021 Sa Migration

South African Retirement Visa

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. V.0

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08. Nov. 2021 Sa Migration

South African Business Visa

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. V.0

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08. Nov. 2021 Reuters

U.S. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

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. V.0

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07. Nov. 2021 Sa Migration

Appeals - rejected applications, Undesirable Declaration Waivers, V-listing and Legal Immigration Services

Appeals - rejected applications, Undesirable Declaration Waivers, V-listing and Legal Immigration Services Our dynamic team of immigration consultants provide specialist advice on temporary residence visas, permanent residence permits, appeals on rejected applications, undesirable declaration waivers, V-listing and legal immigration services. Get in touch with us if you’d like a professional yet personal experience provided by our experienced consultants. V.0

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07. Nov. 2021 Sa Migration

South African Permanent Residence

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. V.0

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01. Dec. 2021 Times live

Three home affairs officials arrested for ‘soliciting money from shop owners’

The three suspects will face charges of corruption in the Ermelo magistrate`s court. Two immigration officers and an assistant director from the department of home affairs in Ermelo were arrested for alleged corruption on Tuesday. V.0

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