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19. Nov. 2020 IOL

Motsoaledi calls Home Affairs, Bosasa deal ’stupid’

`It was a stupid deal between Home Affairs officials for the past number of years with Bosasa whereby the facility can carry 4 000, but it was agreed that when the payments are made, there must be a minimum whereby the Department of Home Affairs could pay 2 500 people,` he said.
He said they have removed that clause in the present bid.
`As to whether it was done as a matter of corruption, it was an agreement and it has been signed. We believe it is a stupid one,` Motsoaledi said.
The minister also said the R100 million allocated to purchase the Lindela Repatriation Centre has not been spent yet.
`What happened is that an amount of R73m is held in a trust at the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure because this is the amount pledged to buy the Lindela facility on auction that has taken place sometime early this year before Covid-19,` he said.
Motsoaledi said there was a court case which reversed the sale of facilities of Bosasa on auction and that the facilities could not be sold. He said the department was still using the facility.
`We pay rent to whoever is in charge of it. At the moment it is the liquidator.`
Motsoaledi also said they were finalising a bid process for service providers for food, health and security services regardless of whoever owned the property.
He said he did not know when the bidding process would be finalised, but it started sometime in August.
Asked about building capacity in order to provide services to the facility, Motsoaledi said they were security, which they presently don`t have the capacity to provide.
Regarding moving towards ensuring cost-efficiency instead of having to rent, the minister said it was his wish that the department`s buildings were state-owned.
He said they had attempted to get a government building to replace the Lindela Repatriation Centre but could not find any.
`I have approached the head of infrastructure in the Presidency to look at this issue about us building our own offices with state money and owning them like hospitals, clinics or police stations.
`That process is on,` Motsoaledi said.
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19. Jan. 2021

Finally the Courts have spoken , if you are a refugee or asylum seeker , above 18 and your parents were not South African you may qualify for Citizenship

The courts have pronounced on this section of the Act “ Section 4(3) of the Act, which came into operation on 1 January 2013, sets out requirements for citizenship by naturalisation, as follows: V.5453

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19. Jan. 2021

Permanent Residence via Child now permitted in South Africa

Did you know that you may apply for permanent residence if you are a relative ( parent ) of citizen or permanent residence holder within first level of kinship . V.5457

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19. Jan. 2021

You on a Zimbabwean ZEP Visa , have a family here or back home , wife and children in SA

- no status ` there is a way for them to join you legally 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. V.5460

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19. Jan. 2021

You are on an Angolan Dispensation Permanent Residence Visa , have a family here or back home , wife and children in SA - no status

` there is a way for them to join you legally 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. V.5461

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19. Jan. 2021

Home Affairs - approved in country extensions of the minister of Home affairs

Home Affairs - approved in country extensions of The Minister of Home Affairs, PA Motsoaledi, has approved in country extensions of Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Visas, provided the following conditions are met V.5463

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18. Jan. 2021

Permanent Residence via Child now permitted in South Africa

Did you know that you may apply for permanent residence if you are a relative ( parent ) of citizen or permanent residence holder within first level of kinship . In other words you can apply via your child . V.5450

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18. Jan. 2021 Groundup

Court victory for “invisible, undocumented children”

Fathers to be able to register the births of their children without the mother being present or giving consent In a victory for “invisible, undocumented children”, unwed fathers will soon be able to register the births of their children without the mother being present or giving consent. V.5462

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16. Jan. 2021 Business Insider US

WhatsApp delays new policy change after critics claimed update would turn over user data to Facebook

WhatsApp is delaying by three months the rollout of a new policy that some critics said would turn over user data to Facebook. • Users originally were set to opt in or out of the policy change on February 8 and will now not have to until May 15. V.5454

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15. Jan. 2021 IOL

Home Affairs to step up measures to fight illegal immigration to South Africa

Johannesburg - Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says his department is on course to appoint border control guards including border management commissioners in their drive to bring to end illegal movement of people into South Africa. V.5452

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14. Jan. 2021 Reuters

S. Africa`s plan to record all babies` biometrics raises privacy fears

JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plans to photograph and fingerprint every baby born in South Africa for a digital register could lead to data leaks and identity theft without robust safeguards, rights experts said on Thursday. V.5447

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14. Jan. 2021 Editor

Immigrate to the UK from South Africa in 2021

The UK remains the preferred destination for South Africans looking for great employment opportunities, a high standard of education and a good quality of life. Choosing the right visa can make the process of applying much simpler and can lead to a more successful application. These are your top UK visa options as a South African. Applying for a UK ancestral visa V.5448

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13. Jan. 2021 fin24

EXPLAINER - Should you panic about WhatsApp`s new terms ` and what`s the deal with Telegram and Signal?

Social media app WhatsApp has sparked an outcry among users with its proposed new terms and privacy policy. Ahmore Burger-Smidt, Director and Head of Data Privacy Practice and Dale Adams, Associate Designate at Werksmans Attorneys unpack the terms. V.5445

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13. Jan. 2021 Business Insider

Signal won`t replace WhatsApp, people will use both, says a cofounder of one and leader of the other

The encrypted messaging service Signal won`t replace WhatsApp, Brian Acton, the executive chairman of the Signal Foundation and cofounder of WhatsApp, predicted. V.5446

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13. Jan. 2021 GroundUp

Minister instructs schools to enrol all undocumented children

A Rwandan asylum seeker told GroundUp she has been to the Western Cape Metro North Education District, but officials refused to help her enrol her child without a study permit. V.5459

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12. Jan. 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. V.5439

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12. Jan. 2021

South Africa Citizenship Options

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. V.5440

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12. Jan. 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. V.5441

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12. Jan. 2021

Relatives Visa

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. V.5442

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12. Jan. 2021 Business Insider SA

SA just extended all visas again, which now makes for a year of extra time

The latest visa extension brings the total amount of leeway afforded to foreigners since the beginning of the outbreak to more than 12 months. • Foreigners who have been unable to leave South Africa due to lockdown measures will now have their visas automatically extended to 31 March 2021. V.5443

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12. Jan. 2021 news24

Lockdown: Motsoaledi suspends applications for IDs, passports and marriage services

Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi updated South Africans on the new Covid-19 restrictions, regulations and their enforcement on Tuesday. V.5444

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19. Jan. 2021

Finally the Courts have spoken , if you are a refugee or asylum seeker , above 18 and your parents were not South African you may qualify for Citizenship

The courts have pronounced on this section of the Act “ Section 4(3) of the Act, which came into operation on 1 January 2013, sets out requirements for citizenship by naturalisation, as follows: V.5453

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