Articles Archive

Articles Archive

28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Work visa requirements for South Africa immigration

Work visa requirements for South African immigration Background to Work Visa for South African Immigration South Africa offers a number of options for those who are seeking a Work Visa for the purposes of South African immigration. Similar to other countries the Work Visa legislation focuses on two main areas: V.5586

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Applying for Critical Skills Work Visa for South Africa

Applying for Critical Skills Work Visa for South Africa The critical skills work visa was a very welcome addition, in June 2014, to the types of work visas that a prospective immigrant may consider to apply for. V.5587

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Corporate Visas ` Immigration South Africa

Corporate Visas Immigration South Africa A corporate visa can only be issued to South African registered company or branch (the applicant) and it offers the possibility to employ great numbers of employees from abroad, all under the remit of one application. V.5588

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Corporate Workers Visa / Corporate workers certificate

Corporate Workers Visa Corporate workers certificate Where a company is in possession of a valid corporate work visa, it has in effect a permission to recruit a certain number of foreign workers, into specific positions for finite period of time. V.5589

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Critical skills work visa for South Africa

Critical skills work visa permit for South Africa Welcome to the critical skills work visa and permit category. For those potential applicants for a work visa or permit to South Africa, and even those existing work permit or visa holders, this category of work visa may well be great news. V.5590

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

General Work Visa

General Work Visa A General Work Visa South Africa, is one of 5 types of work visa categories that you can make a work visa application under. Unlike the others types of work visa, the general work visa requires that the employer has made every attempt to try to fill their vacant position with either a South African Citizen or permanent resident. Below we give you 10 important facts you need to know about a General Work Visa South Africa. V.5591

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Intra-company Transfers

Intra company Transfers An Intra-company transfer is a type of work visa that allows for a staff member to transfer from an overseas company to a branch, subsidiary or affiliated business that is operating in South Africa. Who should apply for an Intra-company transfer work visa? V.5592

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Don’t Be Declared “Undesirable”

SA Visa Many tourists have been thrown into the deep end as Home Affairs implement South African visa changes overnight. I’m sure by now many of you have read or heard about the recent rules that have come into effect for the SA Visa. After doing some research I decided to gather some information together to try and put your minds at ease and make sure you are aware of how to avoid being declared an “undesirable” person. V.5598

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28. Apr. 2021 Daily Maverick

Cost-cutting: South Africa to close ten embassies, consulates

Ten South African diplomatic missions are set to be axed to save costs. The South African government is expected to cut 10 of its diplomatic missions abroad, as a money-saving measure. V.5599

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27. Apr. 2021 Engineering News

South Africa must be cognisant attracting skills happens against backdrop of global demand

While South Africa is seeking critically skilled individuals, recent reports have shown that the number of South Africans seeking opportunities abroad has increased significantly over the past five to ten years owing to concerns about South Africa`s low economic growth, independent immigration services provider Xpatweb director Marisa Jacobs tells Engineering News. V.5596

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27. Apr. 2021 Business Insider SA

Govt has a new plan to boost SA`s dagga industry

Government has proposed a draft national master plan which aims to loosen regulations in the cannabis industry to promote economic development. • It wants to help create export markets for dagga growers. • Government plans to amend legislation to remove existing constraints that hinder commercialisation. V.5597

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25. Apr. 2021 Fin24

Luxury homes back in demand, foreign buyers getting back into SA market

A penthouse in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town sold for R45 million. * *The low interest rate seemed to have little impact on the luxury housing market, but this seems to be changing.* * *There has also been in increase in foreign buyers looking for and buying property in SA.* * *The March Lightstone Residential Property Index shows that annual house price inflation was 4.0% at the end of February 2021 signifying a positive increase from the previous month.* V.5593

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25. Apr. 2021 Iol

Over 150 000 asylum seekers in SA to finally have cases heard

Cape Town ` More than 153 000 asylum seekers in South Africa who have been waiting for years for a decision on their applications for refugee status will have their cases heard following an agreement between the UN Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Department of Home Affairs to eliminate delays and clear backlogs. This as the UNHCR says refugees in Cape Town have approached them for support in rejoining the community, while others have expressed an interest in returning to their home countries V.5595

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23. Apr. 2021 DHA

Retired Permit / Visa ` South Africa

A retired permit, visa, as a means of immigration to South Africa, is granted to immigrants wishing to spend their retirement years in South Africa. For immigration to South Africa, under the category of a retired permit, the criteria is based on the premise that the immigrant is not looking to work, study or carry out their own business. V.5584

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23. Apr. 2021 Bizznews

Department of Home Affairs flouts court orders, year after year

Still no functional refugee reception office in Cape Town. Home Affairs still does not serve new applicants in Cape Town despite a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that says it must reopen and maintain a fully functional refugee reception office. V.5585

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22. Apr. 2021 DHA

Foreigners show record interest in SA companies at investor conference

Bank of America Securities says Clicks was the most sought-after company by foreign investors in terms of meeting requests The Bank of America Securities says its Sun City investor conference this month broke all previous records in terms of investor attendance. V.5579

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22. Apr. 2021 DHA

Life Partner Permit South Africa

A life partner permit is an application based upon the individuals relationship with a South African for permanent residence. Who should apply for a life partner permit South Africa? Applications for a life partner permit should be made by those individuals who are in a permanent relationship with a South African citizen or Permanent Residence holder. V.5582

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22. Apr. 2021 DHA

Relatives permit / visa for immigration to South Africa

Relatives permit visa for immigration to South Africa Considering immigration to South Africa and have relatives already here? Below we discuss the relatives permit / visa option, how to apply and who qualifies. V.5583

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21. Apr. 2021 News24

Three months` rent or a ticket back home? Cape Town refugee, asylum seeker groups must decide

The Cape Town refugees and asylum seekers living in two large tents in Cape Town have been given a two week deadline to leave. They must choose between getting three months` rent and food to help them get back on their feet, or a free ticket back to their country of origin. V.5580

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20. Apr. 2021 Fin24

Luxury homes back in demand, foreign buyers getting back into SA market

A penthouse in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town sold for R45 million. The low interest rate seemed to have little impact on the luxury housing market, but this seems to be changing. V.5581

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20. Apr. 2021 Cape Town City

Home Affairs plan to extend working hours to deal with backlog

There may be good news on the horizon for frustrated South Africans heading to Home Affairs in the future. Home Affairs is planning a big change by extending their working hours into the weekend to help deal with the current backlogs. V.5594

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18. Apr. 2021 Times Live

Brothers born of Angolan parents have right to South African citizenship: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the minister of home affairs, who was ordered by the high court in Pretoria last year to grant citizenship to two brothers born in SA of foreign parents in the 1990s. V.5578

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14. Apr. 2021 DHA

What is a Ministerial Waiver / Exemption and how does it work

Upon application to the Minister of Home Affairs, the Minister may under terms and conditions determined by him or her allow distinguished visitors or members of his/her family to be administered and sojourn in South Africa and or waive any prescribed (regulatory) requirements for good cause and/or grant any foreigner or category of foreigners the rights of permanent residence for a specified or unspecified period when special circumstances exist justifying such a decision. V.5576

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14. Apr. 2021 DHA

What is a Ministerial Waiver / Exemption and how does it work

Upon application to the Minister of Home Affairs, the Minister may under terms and conditions determined by him or her allow distinguished visitors or members of his/her family to be administered and sojourn in South Africa and or waive any prescribed (regulatory) requirements for good cause and/or grant any foreigner or category of foreigners the rights of permanent residence for a specified or unspecified period when special circumstances exist justifying such a decision. V.5577

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12. Apr. 2021 DHA

Overstay / Undesirable / VLIST Ban Issued for 5 Years . Can I appeal !!

Overstaying one’s visa is a common occurrence among people who applied to extend their visa in South Africa and said visa not issued in time for travel . In recent months overstaying one visa has moved from being a minor inconvenience to a possible criminal offence with potentially serious ramifications. The changes brought about by the new immigration laws have made overstaying ones visa a very serious affair which needs a careful and smart approach to remedy. V.5574

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12. Apr. 2021 DHA

Prohibited Persons Status ( Vlisting ) and how to uplift a Prohibited Persons Status

The Immigration Act and the Department of Home Affairs abhors fraudulent documents. Section 29(1)(f) provides ; The following foreigners are prohibited person and do not qualify for a port of entry visa, admission into the republic , visa or a permanent residence permit … anyone found in possession of a fraudulent visa, passport , permanent residence permit or identification document. V.5575

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10. Apr. 2021 @SABCNews

Phiri siblings still struggling to get their IDs from Home Affairs

The Home Affairs Department has been sending the siblings from pillar to post, demanding that they provide DNA evidence that they are related to the woman they call their grandmother. The North West Home Affairs Department has come under heavy criticism for failing to assist two young men who have been struggling to get their identity documents for years. V.5572

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09. Apr. 2021 SBS News

Advocates slam partner visa English test as a `paternalistic` measure that will keep families apart

Partner visa language test will only affect people who apply after the changes are introduced mid-next year. The Department of Home Affairs says adding an English language requirement for partner visa applicants would protect people in family violence situations. V.5570

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09. Apr. 2021 Tourism Update

Vaccinated US citizens get green light for travel

In a landmark move the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its advisory policy, opening up travel for US citizens that have been fully vaccinated. V.5571

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09. Apr. 2021 Business Insider SA

The US just opened its borders to South Africans with these jobs or visas

• The US has added further exemptions for foreign travellers looking to enter that country amid its ongoing travel ban. • Under the National Interest Exceptions protocol, certain visa holders and exchange visitors may travel to the US. • This applies to specialised teachers and au pairs in South Africa. • It also includes immigrant and fiancé(e) K-1 visas, which require a US citizen sponsor. V.5573

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08. Apr. 2021 Business Traveller India

VFS Global issues update on visa application operations in India

VFS Global, the visa outsourcing and technology services company, has issued an update on restarting visa application services in India since June 2020. Currently, the visa application process (in various categories) for over 40 governments has resumed at select visa application centres across India. V.5569

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06. Apr. 2021 news24

SARS busts diplomats for allegedly selling illicit alcohol, cheating taxman out of R100m per month

Foreign diplomats are allegedly selling illicit liquor, cheating SARS of taxes totalling more than R100 million every month. Investigations by tax authorities have singled out diplomats from Ghana, Rwanda, Guinea, Burundi and Lesotho for being involved in tax crimes involving the sale of duty free liquor. V.5566

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06. Apr. 2021 news24

Motsoaledi`s statements on Atul Gupta`s SA passport request are `legally flawed`, says lawyer

Atul Gupta is seeking to have his South African passport issued. The Department of Home Affairs is opposing the application Gupta`s legal team has filed a court application, seeking an order ompelling the director-general and home affairs minister to furnish his record of decision for refusing the passport. V.5567

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05. Apr. 2021 The Conversation

Why do South African students fare worse at maths than their counterparts in other countries?

South African students are bad at maths compared to other countries. This is clear from results of South African learners in the International Mathematics and Science Study. The results show that South Africa’s performance is far from competitive in relation to other countries. V.5568

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04. Apr. 2021 Bisstech

Here are the 10 critical skills needed in South Africa right now

A critical skills survey conducted by Xpatweb highlights the most in-demand ‘scarce’ skills in the country, which has led to businesses seeking talent recruitment from abroad. V.5564

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03. Apr. 2021 Business Insider US

533 million Facebook users` phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

The personal data of over 500 million Facebook users has been posted online in a low-level hacking forum. • The data includes phone numbers, full names, location, email address, and biographical information. • Security researchers warn that the data could be used by hackers to impersonate people and commit fraud. A user in a low level hacking forum has published the phone numbers and personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users for free online. V.5565

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02. Apr. 2021 SA Migration

Scalabrini’s ‘abandonment’ court case challenges constitutionality of South African refugee laws

Scalabrini Centre in Court seeking an interdict against the Department of Home Affairs, in first step to challenging the constitutionality of the Refugee Amendment Act’s ‘deemed abandonment’ provisions. V.5559

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02. Apr. 2021 Tourism update

COVID liability: What to do when COVID-19 strikes your hotel or guesthouse

While accommodation establishments grapple with record low occupancy levels, slow recovery, and health and safety protocols, there is another worry looming in the background ` how do you protect yourself from potential COVID-19 litigation? Is an accommodation establishment liable if a guest falls ill? And what steps can an establishment take to make sure they are never on the wrong side of a negligence claim? Insurers offer cover for pretty much any incident, accident or sudden illness on your property; they no longer offer liability cover for COVID-related cases ` leaving clients vulnerable to a potential lawsuit. V.5560

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02. Apr. 2021 South African

New Zealand issues timeline for resumption of visa processing Immigration New Zealand has outlined the way forward for the restart of its visa processing services.

Many South African families have been forced to live apart for up to a year now as a result of New Zealand’s extended border closure and the halting of its visa issuing processes. There is however good news on the horizon for South Africans who have been desperately trying to get to New Zealand. The country’s immigration department has revealed a timeline for the expected dates of its visa processing restart. V.5561

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31. Mar. 2021 DHA

Asylum/refugee visas Extended to 30 June 2021

If your asylum seeker permit or refugee status has expired, or is due to expire, during lockdown (from 15 March 2020 onwards), it is considered to have been extended up to, and including, 30 June 2021. This was officially confirmed by Directions and Amended Directions Gazetted by the Department of Home Affairs. You can read these Directions and Amended Directions V.5554

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31. Mar. 2021 DHA

Why using an Immigration Consultancy is absolutely Vital

Whoever said that immigration is a piece of cake clearly paid an arm and a leg for the slice. The immigration process is incredibly case specific to the point that if it is not handled properly, it can immediately end with a negative outcome. Today, we discuss the reasons why you, as a person or as an organisation, should make use of an immigration consultancy for all the nitty gritty details that the immigration process has to offer. V.5556

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31. Mar. 2021 DHA

What is a Notarial Contract and why do I need one for a Life Partner Visa?

“The notarial contract is a formal agreement entered into by a South African citizen/permanent resident and a foreign partner, notarised by a South African notary, setting out the details of their rights and privileges in terms of their relationship V.5557

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31. Mar. 2021 Times Live

Cape Town hailed as one of the world`s 50 best places to work from remotely

The Bo-Kaap in Cape Town. The fact that the city is `chock-full of colourful markets and quirky neighbourhoods` makes it a drawcard for digital natives, says Big 7 Travel. V.5558

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31. Mar. 2021 German Foreign Mission

Travel ban in place - Travel to Germany and visa applications under Covid-19 restrictions

In a move to prevent the introduction of SARS-CoV2-variants, the German Government on 30th January 2021 has imposed a general ban on travel and entry from countries with widespread occurrence of such virus variants (referred to as areas of variant of concern). These include South Africa, Eswatini and Lesotho. V.5562

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30. Mar. 2021 TimesLIVE

Home affairs extends visas that expired in lockdown

Home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has issued directions extending the validity period of legally issued visas that expired during the Covid-19 lockdown period. V.5555

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28. Mar. 2021 city-press

Details emerge about how Bushiris escaped

*Self-styled prophet Shepherd’s ‘lover’ helped him and his wife reach the Beit bridge border* Self-proclaimed Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri allegedly fled South Africa through Zimbabwe with the assistance of his 27-year-old “lover”. V.5553

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26. Mar. 2021 DHA

Breaking News !!! ` online renewal of refugee status and asylum seeker permits /visas

The Directions are hereby amended by the substitution for the date 31 March 2021 referred to in these paragraphs, of the date 30 June 2021, as the date until which the validity of visas and permits is extended Home Affairs have published the most recent Directions `17H. SERVICES TO BE RENDERED BY DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 1 V.5546

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26. Mar. 2021 DHA

Breaking News !!! ` Visas that expired during Lockdown extended till 30 June 2021

The extension of the validity of visas or permits (a) applies to visas issued for a period of less than 90 days which expired during the national state of disaster; V.5547

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25. Mar. 2021 Business Insider Australia

Government prioritises wealthy investor visas

Money talks if you want permanent residency in Australia. There has never been a better time for rich foreign investors to buy residency in Australia, after the federal government quietly pushed ultra-wealthy applicants to the front of the line. V.5544

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25. Mar. 2021 Work Visa Process

US visa pandemic-based entry bans affect European travelers

Pandemic-based US visa and entry bans, originally imposed by former American President Donald Trump, have actually become tougher in some respects under Biden. In the Schengen Area, UK and Ireland it has become more difficult to receive National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) and thereby avoid the long COVID-19 backlog of visa applications. V.5551

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24. Mar. 2021 Daily Maverick

Motsoaledi’s smoke and mirrors crusade against immigrants is at odds with basic human rights

The standard definition of the ‘noble lie’, a concept originated by Plato in his ‘Republic’ published in 375 BC, is a myth or untruth purposefully and knowingly propagated by the ruling class to maintain social harmony or to advance an agenda. Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is a master of it. V.5541

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24. Mar. 2021 Daily Maverick

Ghana faces parliamentary paralysis as Akufo-Addo enters second term

After a disputed election, bitter relations between political parties and a hung Parliament will test governance processes. On 4 March, Ghana’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the second term victory of president Nana Akufo-Addo in the 7 December 2020 general elections. Akufo-Addo’s opponent and immediate past predecessor John Dramani Mahama, who had challenged the results in court and argued for a rerun, criticised the decision. V.5548

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24. Mar. 2021 The South African

At last! Home Affairs plans to finally make services digital The Department of Home Affairs is introducing digital services to ensure a credible population register, not vulnerable to theft and fraud.

Good news for South Africans, the days of standing on those long queues and spending hours at Home Affairs will soon be a thing of the past! V.5552

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23. Mar. 2021 Groundup

Department of Home Affairs continues to flout refugee court orders, year after year

Home Affairs still does not serve new applicants in Cape Town despite a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that says it must reopen and maintain a fully functional refugee reception office. Still no functional refugee reception office in Cape Town nor evidence of future progress. V.5542

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23. Mar. 2021 Bisstech

Home Affairs plans to go ‘paperless’ in South Africa ` here are the changes you can expect

Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi says that his department is working on a number of tech-focused features, with plans to take some services digital V.5543

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23. Mar. 2021 Daily Maverick

Alleged arms dealer Alexander Zingman arrested in DRC

Businessman with links to Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko was arrested by Congolese police in Lubumbashi on Wednesday after meeting with former president Joseph Kabila. V.5549

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22. Mar. 2021 News 24

Home Affairs signs deal with UN refugee agency to deal with asylum seekers backlog

As of the 2019/20 financial year, the Refugee Appeal Authority of SA says the backlog stood at more than 153 000. The new deal with the **United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will see around R147 million given to RAASA and technical support to eliminate this backlog. The number of people now who must be cleared via this backlog is 163 000. V.5535

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22. Mar. 2021 By Reuters

Nigeria suspends Emirates flights over COVID-19 tests

ABUJA, March 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria suspended the airline Emirates from flying into or out of its territory last week after the carrier imposed additional COVID-19 test requirements on passengers from the country, the aviation minister said on Monday. V.5545

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22. Mar. 2021 Unsplash

Retirement? What retirement? Why we need to work into our twilight years ` and how

‘We still haven’t figured out a proper way to harness the skills and knowledge of retirees to mentor and build the skills of new labour market entrants,’ says one expert. Here, we look at what retirement means in 2021 in South Africa. V.5550

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21. Mar. 2021 Groundup

Foreigner everywhere, citizen nowhere: The prohibitive and hostile barriers of being stateless in SA

Since arriving in South Africa two decades ago, Primrose Modisane has never been outside of Gauteng. She says once she gets her ID she would like to go back to school to finish matric, open a bank account and get her driver’s licence. V.5538

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19. Mar. 2021 DHA

The Home Affairs Department to offer birth registration service at health facilities throughout the country over the Human Rights Day long weekend

The Department of Home Affairs will be offering birth registration services this Human Rights Day weekend at health facilities nationwide. The registration weekend is held to assist parents to register their children within 30 days of birth as is required by the law. V.5534

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18. Mar. 2021

Virtual Office and Remote Working

Why only 1 office and remote working during lockdown Covid 19 Like many businesses in South Africa , Covid 19 has had a devasting effect on how they function in terms of staffing and how many people are allowed inside the office at a time. V.5529

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18. Mar. 2021 Business Insider

Europe`s third Covid wave on the way as hospitalisations mount, Italy in lockdown

• Germany, Italy, and other countries in Europe enforced new lockdown measures as COVID-19 cases rise. • Infectious disease expert Lothar Wieler said the third COVID-19 wave in Germany had `already begun.` • Much of Europe has lagged behind the US and the UK in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine. V.5533

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18. Mar. 2021 Bizzcommunity

Smart cities promote best practice in urban sustainability

According to Carshif Talip, expertise leader, Urban Planning and Land Infrastructure at Zutari, a `smart city` is much more than a city that is digitally enabled and brimming with technology. It is a city that leverages innovation to achieve its desired outcomes, Talip says, and here innovation does not necessarily mean only technology. V.5540

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17. Mar. 2021 Business Tech

Government’s plan to save South Africa ` including changes for visas, businesses, and reducing load shedding

National Treasury has published its updated ‘Operation Vulindlela’ plan, detailing the government’s strategy to boost the economy after the Covid-19 pandemic. First announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa in parliament in October 2020, Operation Vulindlela is a joint initiative of the Presidency and National Treasury. V.5536

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16. Mar. 2021 Bizztech

UK’s updated ‘red list’ for travel causes more headaches for South Africans

The United Kingdom has added Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia and Qatar to its travel ‘red list’, to protect the country against new variants of Covid-19. V.5528

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16. Mar. 2021 Tourism Update

So much to do in Cape Town ` the non-beach options

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent address, which confirmed that South Africa would remain on Alert Level three ` extending the closure of South Africa’s beaches, parks, dams and rivers, and continuing the ongoing ban on all alcohol sales ` has somewhat dampened enthusiasm for Cape Town holidays. However, a family visit to the Cape this month revealed that there are still dozens of things to do in the region, which pose a very low risk of exposure to COVID-19. The region has been emptied of international tourists, which made us feel that we had the place to ourselves. Some options that remain open for visitors to enjoy include: V.5530

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16. Mar. 2021 Bisstech

The ‘quick’ visa South Africans are using to move to the US

With major industry, excellent job prospects and sound investment opportunities, the states of Florida and Texas are currently the most popular destinations where South Africans applying for residency and then citizenship via the USA’s Immigrant Investor EB-5 Programme, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. V.5532

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15. Mar. 2021 IT Web

No end in sight to DHA’s biometrics tender furore

There is no end in sight as yet for the controversial Department of Home Affairs (DHA) biometrics tender, as the parliamentary committee on home affairs on Friday deferred the matter to a later date after power cuts disrupted a crucial meeting. V.5539

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14. Mar. 2021 Business Day

Thousands to face visa renewal hurdles after being cut from critical skills list

New bill looks set to create serious challenges for skilled foreigners already working in SA Thousands of skilled people working in SA could face visa renewal challenges, or even be forced to leave the country, if their job descriptions have been cut from the latest SA critical skills list, which has just been released for public comment. V.5531

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13. Mar. 2021 news24

I`m pregnant. What visa options are available to let my boyfriend stay in SA longer than 3 months?

A life partner visa is a temporary residence permit that a foreigner who is not married but is in a permanent relationship with a South African citizen can apply for. V.5527

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10. Mar. 2021

Illegal in South Africa - Lockdown ` Cannot get asylum - Law enforcement bothering you - Legal Immigration Services

We have assisted many illegal foreigners who have been arrested by law enforcement officials and they are now free !!! Under lockdown there is much confusion about what the rights of an illegal foreigner who cannot apply for asylum or is being hassled and harassed by the police , SAPS. V.5525

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08. Mar. 2021 EWN

Home Affairs, UN Refugee Agency project seeks to clear SA asylum seeker backlog

CAPE TOWN - Asylum applications could be streamlined with the launch of the Asylum Backlog Project. It`s a joint endeavour by the Home Affairs Department and the UN Refugee Agency. V.5523

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08. Mar. 2021 Business Tech

Controversial law to restrict foreign workers in South Africa

Employment and Labour minister Thulas Nxesi says that his department will introduce a new labour migration policy that regulates foreign workers in South Africa. V.5524

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08. Mar. 2021 Bizztech

Controversial law to restrict foreign workers in South Africa

Employment and Labour minister Thulas Nxesi says that his department will introduce a new labour migration policy that regulates foreign workers in South Africa. V.5526

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06. Mar. 2021 Scroll in

new OCI notification, India has ended its experiment with dual citizenship

The notification introduces a series of restrictions that dramatically curtails the rights and liberties of OCIs in India. V.5521

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06. Mar. 2021 News24

Home Affairs, UN Refugee Agency project seeks to clear SA asylum seeker backlog

CAPE TOWN - Asylum applications could be streamlined with the launch of the Asylum Backlog Project. It`s a joint endeavour by the Home Affairs Department and the UN Refugee Agency. It aims to eliminate the backlog in South Africa’s asylum system by 2024. V.5563

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05. Mar. 2021 Businesstech

New bill aims to make it easier to do business in South Africa

The opposition Democratic Alliance has tabled its Ease of Doing Business Bill which is aimed at cutting and reducing red tape associated with doing business in South Africa. V.5519

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04. Mar. 2021 DHA

Resumption of services at Home Affairs offices �` Level 1 �` from 4 March 2021

Following the President’s announcement that the country has moved to Alert Level 1, we have decided that more services will be resumed tomorrow, Thursday, 04 March 2021. The Citizenship service remains temporarily unavailable. V.5518

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04. Mar. 2021 Businesstech

South Africa’s new ID system will track you from birth

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) says that it is working with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research on a biometrics system that is close to being finalised. V.5520

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04. Mar. 2021 Reuters

International travel from England still banned as Boris Johnson announces easing of lockdown

UK Primer Minister Boris Johnson has announced a phased plan for easing England`s lockdown. • International travel is still, however, barred. • England has, meanwhile, began vaccinations. V.5522

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03. Mar. 2021 DHA

MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK TEAM TO REVIEW CERTAIN PERMITS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT

Three weeks ago, in a meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, I announced my intention to set up a task team to review some permits that were issued by the Department over the years. I identified the need to review the permits after realising a trend emerging from the outcomes of cases involving prominent people investigated by the Department’s Counter Corruption Unit, which investigates wrongdoing by departmental officials. V.5517

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01. Mar. 2021 Business Day

Home affairs minister launches probe into permits issued since 2004

Home affairs minister launches probe into permits issued since 2004 Home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has appointed a team of experts to review several categories of permits and visas issued since May 2004, when the Immigration Act came into force, until December 2020 to determine if they were granted regularly. All permanent residence permits, corporate permits (especially in the mining industry), study visas, work permits for professionals, citizen naturalisation and retirement visas issued over this period will be examined. V.5515

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01. Mar. 2021 Business Day

Home affairs minister launches probe into permits issued since 2004

Home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has appointed a team of experts to review several categories of permits and visas issued since May 2004, when the Immigration Act came into force, until December 2020 to determine if they were granted regularly. V.5516

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22. Feb. 2021 Daily Dispatch

Fort Hare professor expelled from SA over bigamous marriage PhD graduate who renounced his Nigerian citizenship has nowhere to go

Edwin Okey Chikata Ijeoma, a professor of public sector economics at the University of Fort Hare, had his citizenship revoked by the ministry of home affairs after he fraudulently relied on a bigamous marriage to a South African woman to obtain naturalisation and citizenship. V.5514

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19. Feb. 2021

Europe looks to crack open data encryption on messaging services like WhatsApp

• End-to-end encryption is a security tool used by some apps and services ` including WhatsApp, Signal and Facebook Messenger ` to provide a greater level of privacy. • Messages sent using this tool are encrypted before they leave the sender’s phone or computer, with a key unique to the devices at either end of an exchange. V.5511

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18. Feb. 2021 Business Insider SA

Here`s SA`s draft new critical skills list, aimed at attracting foreigners

South Africa`s critical skills list includes a long list of engineering jobs. Government has compiled a new proposed list of critical skills, which should make it easier for some overseas workers to get visas to work and live in South Africa. V.5512

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16. Feb. 2021 News24

In the City of Cape Town? Here`s an alternative to standing in queues for vehicle licences

•*The licence grace period has been extended.* •*Vehicle, learners` and driving licences which expired between 26 March 2020 and 28 February 2021 will be valid until 31 August.* •*Third party services could renew your vehicle licence on your behalf. V.5507

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15. Feb. 2021 iol

More people are taking their money out of South Africa ` what you should know

The current climate of economic and political uncertainty means that wealthier South Africans are moving significant amounts of money out of the country, either through offshore investments or through physical migration, says Tim Powell, forex director at Sable International. V.5510

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14. Feb. 2021 SAMI

Victory in the SCA for two brothers after a gruelling struggle for their birthright

In a satisfying victory for our Pro Bono & Human Rights Practice, on Wednesday 25 November, the Supreme Court of Appeal (the SCA) resoundingly dismissed the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) appeal against the judgment of the Gauteng High Court in the matter of the Minister of Home Affairs and Others v Jose and Another (169/2020 [2020] ZASCA 152 (25 November 2020). The High Court had found in the brothers’ favour and ordered the Minister to grant them citizenship within 10 days of its order. V.5499

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13. Feb. 2021 DHA

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi leads the deployment of senior managers of the Department to key land border posts following Cabinet approval of the reopening of the land borders on 15 February 2021

The Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is scheduled to be at Lebombo Border Post, Deputy Minister Mr Njabulo Nzuza at Beitbridge and Director General Mr Tommy Makhode at Maseru Bridge and Ficksburg on Monday, 15 February 2021 when the land ports of entry reopen. The Minister, Deputy Minister and the Director General are visiting the four busiest land ports to monitor the implementation of plans to process travellers through the ports. V.5502

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13. Feb. 2021 Business Insider SA

Land borders to open Monday, with new rules. SA to ban those with fake Covid certificates for years

• After being closed for more than a month, SA`s twenty biggest land border posts will reopen on Monday. • New rules have been implemented to prevent the `super-spreader` congestion at these posts. Twenty South African land borders that have been closed for more a month, will re-open on Monday. On Saturday, cabinet gave the go-ahead for the reopening for these border posts: V.5506

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12. Feb. 2021 News 24

Home Affairs vows to crackdown on back-door granting of visas, permits

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is reviewing some of the permits which were granted irregularly over the years. The Department of Home Affairs says the minister will leave no stone unturned in uncovering the `dubious` visas, permits and special citizenships that were irregularly granted. * The department says Motsoaledi will `unpack the full details of his ntervention` in the coming days. V.5492

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12. Feb. 2021 News 24

Home Affairs vows to crackdown on back-door granting of visas, permits

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is reviewing some of the permits which were granted irregularly over the years. The Department of Home Affairs says the minister will leave no stone unturned in uncovering the `dubious` visas, permits and special citizenships that were irregularly granted. V.5493

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12. Feb. 2021 News 24

Home Affairs vows to crackdown on back-door granting of visas, permits

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is reviewing some of the permits which were granted irregularly over the years. The Department of Home Affairs says the minister will leave no stone unturned in uncovering the `dubious` visas, permits and special citizenships that were irregularly granted. * The department says Motsoaledi will `unpack the full details of his ntervention` in the coming days. V.5495

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12. Feb. 2021 Smart Asset

How to Retire in South Africa: Costs, Visas and More

Home to both lively landscapes and a highly diverse and fascinating culture, South Africa stands out as a place of opportunity for many potential retirees. Bask in a glowing sun while out on the golf course or relax in the shade on a beach. If you are a foodie or oenophile, you can enjoy this country’s culinary treats and excellent wines. Between all the things to do and see, this southernmost African nation, where English is widely spoken, can sound like a dream. So, if you’re considering how to retire in South Africa here are a few areas to look into first. A financial advisor can help you determine if your U.S.-based assets will cover expenses in the Rainbow Nation. Cost of Living and Housing V.5504

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12. Feb. 2021 Fin24

Ramaphosa`s e-visa announcement: Tourism leaders warn it cannot be that of 2-years ago

The challenge with the e-visa is not just to try and get it on the level other country`s already have.The challenge with the e-visa is not just to try and get it on the levelother country`s already have. In his State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said work is under way to reform the country`s visa regime. Two years ago he mentioned the development of e-visas in his then SONA address.Tourism leaders caution that changes cannot just be the e-visas envisioned in 2019. V.5505

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11. Feb. 2021 PARLIAMENT, CAPE TOWN

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

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10. Feb. 2021 EWN

Motsoaledi directed to consider amending naturalisation rules to comply with law

JOHANNESBURG - The Public Protector said the Home Affairs minister must consider amending naturalisation regulations to ensure compliance and effective administration of the law. This formed part of the remedial action set down in a report, which made adverse findings against former minister Malusi Gigaba regarding the naturalisation of the Guptas, albeit that it cleared him of abusing his power. V.5491

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10. Feb. 2021 Business Insider SA

Brits returning from SA must pay R35,000 for quarantine hotel, face jail for lying about trip

The UK has announced stricter travel rules with harsher punishments for non-compliance, which will come into effect on Monday 15 February. This extends to travellers from South Africa, who will have to foot the bill for their mandatory quarantine stay at around R3,500 a day. V.5513

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09. Feb. 2021

Test-08 ASYLUM SEEKERS PERMIT EXPIRED during LOCKDOWN

ASYLUM SEEKERS PERMIT EXPIRED during LOCKDOWN - Don`t know what to do ? Apply Now for Temporary Residence even with EXPIRED LOCKDOWN PERMITS The Cotitutional Court handed down a judgement in the Ahm V.5490

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04. Feb. 2021

Public Health confirmed that departures would be closely monitored and that persons leaving Switzerland will be kept separate from others using the airport.

This decision was revised, allowing for limited flight operations from Thursday 24 December to `allow persons resident in the UK and South Africa to return home for Christmas`. The Swiss Federal Office of Additionally, return flights into Switzerland, from the UK and South Africa, will only be offered to Swiss citizens or holders of a Swiss residence permit or type D visa from Switzerland. These flights will need to be preapproved by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation and citizens looking to return home have been urged to contact their preferred airline directly. Mauritius V.5476

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03. Feb. 2021

Cancelling-a-lease-agreement-during-covid-19

2020 was an unpredictable year, to say the least. Each new week seemed to hold its own uncertainties and concerns. And in 2021, the world is still adjusting. In such times, it is important for tenants of residential property to know what their rights are in terms of premature cancellation of lease agreements that may be necessitated by COVID-19, the pursuant lockdown regulations and general change of personal circumstances. V.5474

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02. Feb. 2021 IOL

Who are SA`s unpaid frontline workers

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02. Feb. 2021 Dail Maverick

Young adults born in SA denied right to apply for citizenship

Undocumented migrant children attend a class at the Refugee Social Services at the Diakonia Centre in Durban. (Photo: Leila Dougan / Daily Maverick) Less Citizenship as a tool of exclusion was a staple of apartheid-era oppression in South Africa. V.5478

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01. Feb. 2021 dha

EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF ASYLUM SEEKER AND REFUGEE PERMITS TO 31ST of MARCH 2021

EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF ASYLUM SEEKER AND REFUGEE PERMITS TO 31ST of MARCH 2021 1. Validity of asylum seeker and refugee permits Following the announcement by the President of the Republic of South Africa to put the country on adjusted alert level 3, the Minister of Home Affairs issued the Direction on the 14th of January 2021 regarding services that will be provided by the Department of Home Affairs. The Directions in paragraph 2.1 thereof made reference to the extension of the validity of visas and permits that were issued by DHA V.5470

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01. Feb. 2021 Government of South Africa (Pretoria)

South Africa: Parliament On ICT Issues At Home Affairs and Long Queues

Failure to resolve ICT challenges at Home Affairs contributes to long queues The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has expressed its disappointment in the failure of the Department of Home Affairs to resolve the perennial Information Technology (IT) challenges that continue to hamper its ability to deliver quality services. V.5473

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01. Feb. 2021 Sa Migration

Permanent Residence Permit for South Africa

What is a permanent resident permit in relation to South Africa? South African law provides for two kinds of visa categories temporary and permanent. A temporary status is called a visa and a permanent residence dispensation is called a permit. V.5477

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01. Feb. 2021 IOL

Visa renewal victory for asylum seekers

Cape Town ` A Western Cape High Court judgment will come as a relief to many asylum seekers who have been unable to renew their visas for valid reasons. V.5479

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01. Feb. 2021 Biznews

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. V.5480

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01. Feb. 2021 Business Insider SA

Ireland suspends visa-free travel from South Africa ` and arrivals must stay in `quarantine hotel`

• Ireland has suspended visa-free travel from South Africa, amid concern about its more contagious Covid variant. • Visitors with valid visas still face two weeks in a state-run “quarantine hotel”. V.5481

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27. Jan. 2021 IT Web

Home affairs sets new deadline to deliver biometrics project

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is looking to conclude its biometrics tender by the end of the year. So says Siya Qoza, DHA ministerial spokesperson, after the department received a preliminary forensic investigation report into the awarding of the botched Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) tender. V.5472

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25. Jan. 2021

Why only 1 office and remote working during lockdown Covid 19

Like many businesses in South Africa , Covid 19 has had a devasting effect on how they function in terms of staffing and how many people are allowed inside the office at a time . V.5466

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25. Jan. 2021

Social Media complaints

Often our team is confronted by feedback such as I noticed on social media that people complained on Facebook and Google , but when you look at our statistics for example on Facebook we have 150,000 likes and on Google 330 reviews with a 94 % approval rate and this tells us that we are doing a very good job and of course there is always room for improvement . V.5467

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21. Jan. 2021 News24

Where should I register my baby`s birth under lockdown Level 3?

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that along with several other changes to services it provides the registration of births will no longer occur at Home Affairs offices. V.5469

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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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19. Jan. 2021 The Herald

Home Affairs suspends certain services

The DHA has suspended the application for smart IDs, with the exception of matriculants applying for IDs. A long queue outside the Department of Home Affairs in Port Shepstone on Monday this week. Most in the queue were there to register deaths. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has announced the suspension of several services rendered under level 3 lockdown as the number of death certificates being issued by the department has been on the increase. V.5464

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19. Jan. 2021 News24

Where should I register my baby`s birth under lockdown Level 3?

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that along with several other changes to services it provides the registration of births will no longer occur at Home Affairs offices. Instead, births are to be `registered at the health facilities where they occur. These are the 156 health facilities with Home Affairs office presence,` Minister Aaron Motsoaledi noted in a statement. V.5465

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19. Jan. 2021 The Herald

Home Affairs suspends certain services

The DHA has suspended the application for smart IDs, with the exception of matriculants applying for IDs. A long queue outside the Department of Home Affairs in Port Shepstone on Monday this week. Most in the queue were there to register deaths. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has announced the suspension of several services rendered under level 3 lockdown as the number of death certificates being issued by the department has been on the increase. V.5468

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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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09. Jan. 2021 ENCA

Beitbridge border: Fake COVID-19 certificates found

The SANDF will be deploying helicopters to hover above the Limpopo River and SAPS will be in boats. This is according to the Home Affairs Minister. eNCA`s senior reporter Aviwe Mtila was there and filed this report. V.5437

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06. Jan. 2021 Business Insider SA

Denmark and Vietnam latest countries to ban SA travellers, fearing new Covid variant

Israel, Turkey, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, the UK and Vietnam have all halted air travel to and from South Africa. • The suspension of flights follows the detection of 501.v2, a mutated SARS-CoV-2 variant which holds a higher transmission rate. V.5456

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06. Jan. 2021 Business Insider SA

Denmark and Vietnam latest countries to ban SA travellers, fearing new Covid variant

Israel, Turkey, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, the UK and Vietnam have all halted air travel to and from South Africa. • The suspension of flights follows the detection of 501.v2, a mutated SARS-CoV-2 variant which holds a higher transmission rate. V.5458

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05. Jan. 2021 The News

Pakistan eases travel advisory for inbound UK, South Africa passengers

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority on Monday eased travel restrictions for inbound passengers travelling from the United Kingdom and South Africa. V.5449

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05. Jan. 2021 Bizztech

South Africa plans to make major changes to its borders ` here’s what to expect

Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has published the draft One-Stop Border Policy (OSBP) for public consultation. V.5455

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04. Jan. 2021 enca

Beitbridge border: Fake COVID-19 certificates found

JOHANNESBURG - Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, says travellers using fake COVID-19 test certificates will face the full might of the law after 17 fake certificates were discovered. V.5434

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03. Jan. 2021 APA-Harare (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe reverts to hard lockdown measures amid COVID-19 surge

Zimbabwe reverts to hard lockdown measures amid COVID-19 surge Zimbabwe reverted to some of the stringent lockdown measures first imposed in March 2020 as the government moved to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections. Announcing the measur V.5433

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03. Jan. 2021 Business Insider SA

To foil foreigners, govt wants to ‘reregister’ every SA child when they turn five

• Foreigners buy the birth certificates of dead SA children to gain South African citizenship, the department of home affairs says. • To prevent that, it is considering `reregistration` of children at age five, and capturing fingerprints and photos of the iris then. V.5435

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03. Jan. 2021 APA-Harare (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe reverts to hard lockdown measures amid COVID-19 surge

Zimbabwe reverted to some of the stringent lockdown measures first imposed in March 2020 as the government moved to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections. V.5436

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03. Jan. 2021 News24

Beitbridge border: Motsoaledi says army makes over 500 arrests daily

At least 500 undocumented Zimbabweans are being arrested daily, trying to enter the country illegally. That`s according to Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. V.5438

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29. Dec. 2020 SA Migration

Here are the ways you can gain citizenship in these 7 countries

There are many benefits to having dual citizenship, including greater global mobility, economic opportunities, better quality of life and improved personal security, However, acquiring second citizenship can be a lengthy process as residence in the country is usually a requirement. Business owners and private investors looking to gain an alternative nationality often turn to investment migration because it is quick and generally hassle-free, Woest said. These citizenship V.5423

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29. Dec. 2020 Eyewitness News

Dlamini-Zuma: No changes on international travel, initiation schools to close

JOHANNESBURG - Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday said that international travel has not changed under the country’s level 3 lockdown. Briefing the media, the minister said the 18 land borders, which were partially operational, would be fully operational. V.5427

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29. Dec. 2020 Business Insider SA

Foreigners flying into SA get a curfew break ` but you’ll need to have your papers handy

• Passengers on inbound flights into South Africa don’t have to worry about the 21:00 to 06:00 curfew. • These travellers will not be breaking the law in travelling from the airport to their place of accommodation, government says. V.5430

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28. Dec. 2020 Presidency

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fellow South Africans, In just four days from now, we will be ushering in a new year. This is traditionally a time of festivity and celebrating. Unfortunately, for us here in South Africa and for others around the world, there is little cause for celebration this year. Yesterday, we passed the mark of more than one million confirmed coronavirus cases in our country. Nearly 27,000 South Africans are known to have died from COVID-19. The number of new coronavirus infections is climbing at an unprecedented rate. More than 50,000 new cases have been reported since Christmas Eve. V.5418

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28. Dec. 2020 Presidency

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fellow South Africans, In just four days from now, we will be ushering in a new year. This is traditionally a time of festivity and celebrating. Unfortunately, for us here in South Africa and for others around the world, there is little cause for celebration this year. V.5424

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27. Dec. 2020 Soweto Live

Beitbridge border post bottleneck cleared, says home affairs

The chronic traffic congestion at Beitbridge border post has been cleared, says the department of home affairs. V.5420

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27. Dec. 2020 ABC Net

Who is exempt from hotel quarantine after entering Australia?

Once you touch down in Australia, the Government does allow exemptions from hotel quarantine in some instances The case of a 53-year-old Australian dual citizen and her son who were incorrectly allowed to travel to Victoria and avoid hotel quarantine after flying into Sydney has put the spotlight back on quarantine exemptions. V.5429

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26. Dec. 2020 Sa Migration

Dear Client , friend , colleague and fellow life traveller

As we stand on the cusp of the old year of 2020 and we stand ready to welcome the new year 2021 . we pause and reflect on some of the challenges of 2020 as well as the successes. V.5414

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26. Dec. 2020 Busstech

South Africans setting up a business in the UK

South African businesses are increasingly setting up businesses in the UK, sometimes as a hedging strategy in the uncertain economic climate in South Africa, and often because they want to tap into the global trade opportunities the UK is well-positioned for. V.5416

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26. Dec. 2020 News24

New UK student visa option now available to South Africans

The United Kingdom (UK) government has announced a new points-based visa route to encourage international students to study and live in the UK. V.5417

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26. Dec. 2020 Business Insider SA

The rand’s massive comeback: It’s as if lockdown and ‘junk’ never happened

• The rand is currently trading at levels against the dollar last seen in January 2020. • While the SA economy is in a world of trouble, local interest rates are attractive to foreign investors. V.5419

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25. Dec. 2020 Sa Migration

How does one apply for ECSA?

It is recommend that you start the application to ECSA as early as possible in order to avoid delays in obtaining a Critical Skills Visa. It is important to note that the SAICHE (South African Institution of Chemical Engineers) is not a statutory body and neither is it recognised by SAQA. V.5412

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25. Dec. 2020 Soweto Live

Municipal manager with fake documents deported to Zimbabwe

The Rand West City municipality senior manager who was arrested for working in SA illegally has been deported to Zimbabwe. V.5421

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24. Dec. 2020 news24

Truck drivers say they are being targeted at the Beitbridge border post

One truck driver, who spent five days at the border, alleged some drivers bribe officials to skip the long screening lines. The All Truck Drivers Foundation said law enforcement needed to beef up security at night. V.5413

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24. Dec. 2020 News 24

SA diplomats fight to stay longer in Europe over fear of contracting Covid-19 while travelling

Diplomats who have finished their four-year terms in Brussels, Milan and Geneva are asking to stay on in their postings until Covid-19 poses no more travel risks.* V.5415

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24. Dec. 2020 IT Web

Cyber crime losses exceed $1 trillion: McAfee

Cyber crime costs the global economy over $1 trillion, or just more than 1% of global GDP, a figure which is up more than 50% from a 2018 study that put global losses at close to $600 billion. V.5428

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22. Dec. 2020 Sa Migration

What is a Ministerial Waiver / Exemption and how does it work

What is a Ministerial Waiver / Exemption and how does it work Upon application to the Minister of Home Affairs, the Minister may under terms and conditions determined by him or her allow distinguished visitors or members of his/her family to be administered and sojourn in South Africa and or waive any prescribed (regulatory) requirements for good cause and/or grant any foreigner or category of foreigners the rights of permanent residence for a specified or unspecified period when special circumstances exist justifying such a decision. V.5408

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21. Dec. 2020 Business Insider SA

Beitbridge traffic now queues for up to 15km ` with a big coronavirus risk from Covid-19 rules

Covid test if you have money for a bribe, says an appalled transport association. Stringent Covid-19 regulations ` including testing, symptom screenings, and curfews ` is being blamed for a traffic jam stretching for kilometres on both sides of the Beitbridge border post between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Now the backlog may actually be hastening the virus’ spread near Musina, and a super-spreader event can not be ruled out. V.5409

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21. Dec. 2020 News 24

British Airways halts direct flights between Durban and London

British Airways plans to suspend the direct flight route between Durban and London from March 2021. A total of 13 destinations are expected to be halted in light of the pandemic. V.5410

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20. Dec. 2020 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.5401

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20. Dec. 2020 news24

Netherlands bans UK flights after finding new coronavirus strain

UK fights new COVID strain, PM orders tighter curbs [NFA] British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday imposed tighter coronavirus curbs on millions of people in England and largely reversed plans to ease restrictions over Christmas, as the country battles a new more infectious strain of the virus V.5404

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20. Dec. 2020 news24

Israel bans SA visitors amid new Covid-19 variant concerns

Israel bans SA visitors amid new Covid-19 variant concerns News 24 - 20 December 2020 Israel on Sunday said it was barring entry to foreign citizens travelling from Britain, Denmark and South Africa after a new strain of coronavirus was detected in the three countries. It also announced tough rules for Israelis returning home from those nations, saying that they would be confined in army-run hotels serving as quarantine centres, in a joint statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s office and the health ministry. V.5406

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19. Dec. 2020

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19. Dec. 2020 Sa Migration

VFS / Home Affairs open for business ? ` Visa Expired ` Overstay ` But with social distancing !!

VFS / Home Affairs open for business ? ` Visa Expired ` Overstay ` But with social distancing !! Queues long !! We can help !!! Your visa will expired or will expired during lockdown . You cannot lodge an appeal at VFS ,the 10 days will expire during lockdown V.5398

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18. Dec. 2020 Pretoria News

Zimbabwean citizen Gibson Tawodzera kicked out of SA may return, court rules

Pretoria - A Zimbabwean citizen who had been kicked out of South Africa and deported back to Zimbabwe has received an early Christmas gift. The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria has ordered Home Affairs to allow Gibson Tawodzera back into the country At the time, Home Affairs had, out of the blue, 13 years after his South African wife had died, insisted that the marriage was all along a sham. V.5400

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18. Dec. 2020 @SABCNews

SCA declares marriage act and divorce act inconsistent with constitution

The country`s second-highest court says the Acts fail to recognise marriages under Sharia Law The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has declared the Marriage Act 25 of 1961 and the Divorce Act 70 of 1979 to be inconsistent with sections of the constitution V.5403

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17. Dec. 2020 cape times

Jobless but making a living queueing for others at Home Affairs, Sassa and clinics

Cape Town ` Unemployed and desperate for work, innovators from Cape Town`s townships are making money by standing in queues for people at Home Affairs, SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) offices and clinics, for a price of R50. Waking up as early as 3am, 21-year-old Bahle Ngqula from Nyanga said he started the initiative when he lost his job at the start of the lockdown. V.5405

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17. Dec. 2020 Cape Times

Jobless but making a living queueing for others at Home Affairs, Sassa and clinics

Cape Town ` Unemployed and desperate for work, innovators from Cape Town`s townships are making money by standing in queues for people at Home Affairs, SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) offices and clinics, for a price of R50. V.5407

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17. Dec. 2020 Daily Maverick

Pastor who fought Home Affairs on refugee marriage ban finally ties the knot

In masks and accompanied by their attorney, their baby and witnesses, the man and woman who fought and beat Home Affairs over a ban on refugee marriages finally got hitched in Port Elizabeth on Thursday. An ecstatic, smiling Zizipho, carrying a small bouquet of white flowers and wearing a pretty white dress with yellow flowers, said one happy word when the ceremony was over and she was married to Pastor Emmanuel Ochogwu: “Finally.” V.5411

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16. Dec. 2020 New York Times

Death of Detained Ukrainian Causes Uproar in Portugal

The man’s death after what prosecutors called “inhumane treatment” has raised questions about the country’s detention policies and prompted calls for the interior minister to step down. Arriving in the Lisbon airport without a work visa in March, Ihor Homeniuk, a Ukrainian citizen, was sent to a nearby detention center after refusing to board a flight out of Portugal. V.5402

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16. Dec. 2020 Times live

SA`s undocumented children have a right to free education, EC high court rules

The Equal Education Law Centre says it has secured placement of more than 100 children in Matatiele for the 2020 academic year. The children were out of school due to lack of identity documentation. V.5451

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04. Dec. 2020 IOL

Home Affairs probes avalanche of blocked ID documents

Cape Town - The Home Affairs Department is investigating close to a million `blocked` identity documents that were found to be suspicious, duplicate or fraudulently issued with falsified supporting documents. This was revealed by Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi when he was responding in writing to Parliamentary questions from EFF MP Lorato Tito. V.5391

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04. Dec. 2020 Pretoria News

Court victory for asylum seekers after Home Affairs interdicted from implementing certain provisions of Act

Pretoria - The Department of Home Affairs has been interdicted from implementing certain provisions of the Refugees Act as well as new regulations which make provision for asylum seekers to be sent away if they are a month late in renewing their permits. V.5392

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04. Dec. 2020 The Guardian

Three people in Daryl Maguire`s cash-for-visa scheme could be stripped of citizenship

Home affairs will be ‘tough-minded’ if fraud is proven, Michael Pezzullo tells Senate estimates Michael Pezzullo says there is a criminal investigation into Daryl Maguire’s cash-for-visa scheme and if fraud is proven visas ‘will be cancelled’ V.5393

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04. Dec. 2020 IOL

South Africa to make changes to its borders as it prepares for multi-trillion rand trade deal

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet has approved a draft One-Stop Border Policy (OSBP) for public consultation. In a post-cabinet briefing on Friday (4 December), government said that the creation of the OSBP seeks to ‘harmonise the movement of people and goods between South Africa’s land ports of entry and its neighbouring countries’. V.5394

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03. Dec. 2020 Biznews

Lisbon Golden Visa property programme: Separating fact from fiction ` SA property developer

The programme is pretty much as it was, when it started out in 2012. I think it’s close to €5bn that has flowed into the programme, which has been incredibly valuable to the Portuguese economy and the state of the country as a whole. Right now, it’s business as usual. There have been interesting speculations about an imminent change, but fundamentally the programme has encouraged a massive investment in real estate. Many of our clients at LX Living have seen fit to follow that opportunity which allows you to get the Golden Visa and ultimately, the European passport within the five-six year timeframe. On speculation and misinformation surrounding the Golden Visa programme: V.5399

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03. Dec. 2020 Business Insider SA

To foil foreigners, govt wants to ‘reregister’ every SA child when they turn five

To foil foreigners, govt wants to ‘reregister’ every SA child when they turn five • Foreigners buy the birth certificates of dead SA children to gain South African citizenship, the department of home affairs says. • To prevent that, it is considering `reregistration` of children at age five, and capturing fingerprints and photos of the iris then. V.5432

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02. Dec. 2020 SAMI

9 ways you can claim British citizenship

British citizenship could be more attainable than you think, writes Mishal Patel of Sable International. Amendments to the UK’s laws and new rulings make it possible to claim nationality from your parents, grandparents and in some cases even your great-grandparents. V.5390

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01. Dec. 2020 Scalbrini

Scalabrini court victory for people seeking asylum in South Africa

Scalabrini court victory for people seeking asylum in South Africa Home Affairs has been interdicted from implementing certain provisions of the Refugees Act and new Regulations (both implemented on 1 January 2020), which sought to return asylum seekers back to their home country where they could be face detention without trial, rape, torture, or death, merely because he or she was a month late in renewing a visa. V.5389

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28. Nov. 2020 Scalabrini Centre

Scalabrini’s ‘abandonment’ court case challenges constitutionality of South African refugee laws

Scalabrini Centre in Court seeking an interdict against the Department of Home Affairs, in first step to challenging the constitutionality of the Refugee Amendment Act’s ‘deemed abandonment’ provisions. V.5387

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28. Nov. 2020 News24

New UK student visa option now available to South Africans

The United Kingdom (UK) government has announced a new points-based visa route to encourage international students to study and live in the UK. V.5388

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27. Nov. 2020 West Australian

Stranded Australians may not be home for Christmas, says Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

The Trade and Tourism Minister says extra quarantine capacity at Howard Springs means more Australians stranded overseas can return home. V.5383

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27. Nov. 2020 Zim News

Zim, SA home affairs ministers tackle border congestion ahead of Dec 1 re-opening

Officials fear widespread chaos when smaller vehicles start arriving at the border BULAWAYO ` Home affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe met with his South African counterpart Aaron Motsoaledi in Beitbridge on Friday ahead of the re-opening of the border to normal traffic on December 1. V.5385

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27. Nov. 2020 New Haven Register

Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ` Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic and the UAE`s normalization deal with Israel. V.5386

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26. Nov. 2020 Herald Live

Brothers born of Angolan parents have right to South African citizenship: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the minister of home affairs, who was ordered by the high court in Pretoria last year to grant citizenship to two brothers born in SA of foreign parents in the 1990s. V.5382

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26. Nov. 2020 Tourism Update

Mauritius is closed for December

Mauritius’s borders will effectively remain closed for leisure travel during the peak December- January period, following its government’s decision to extend quarantine regulations until January 15, 2021. The move is another blow to outbound agents and operators who are missing out on December holiday bookings to South Africa’s favourite island destination. V.5384

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26. Nov. 2020 Herald Live

Angolan Parents ` Born in South Africa there is hope Brothers born of Angolan parents have right to South African citizenship: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the minister of home affairs, who was ordered by the high court in Pretoria last year to grant citizenship to two brothers born in SA of foreign parents in the 1990s. V.5537

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25. Nov. 2020 Iol

Human trafficking in SA continuing despite coronavirus, says Interpol

Cape Town - Human trafficking in South Africa and the rest of the continent is continuing unabated despite the coronavirus, resulting in hundreds of victims unable to get assistance, according to Interpol. V.5378

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24. Nov. 2020 All Africa

South Africa: Home Affairs Officials Enforcing Immigration Laws

The Home Affairs Inspectorate officials, supported by SAPS, the City of Cape Town, the Departments of Social Development and Health are currently performing an operation at the temporary shelter called Wingfield in Maitland, Cape Town. V.5379

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19. Nov. 2020 IOL

Motsoaledi calls Home Affairs, Bosasa deal ’stupid’

Cape Town ` Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has described the agreement reached between his department and Bosasa on the use of the Lindela Repatriation Centre as ’’stupid“. Motsoaledi was on Wednesday asked about claims made by Angelo Agrizzi that the Lindela Repatriation Centre was a cash cow and that the Auditor-General had found that the department paid R20 000 per inmate per month. V.5376

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19. Nov. 2020 Africa Check

South Africa: 15 Million `Undocumented Foreigners` in South Africa? Herman Mashaba Wrong Again

Claim There are 15 million undocumented foreigners in South Africa Source: South African politician and businessman Herman Mashaba (November 2020) Verdict Explainer: Data from Statistics South Africa and the United Nations put the number of foreign-born migrants in the country at around 4 million. V.5377

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14. Nov. 2020 Malawian 24

Chakwera wants special permits for Malawians working in South Africa

President Lazarus Chakwera has called for the introduction of special permits for Malawians working in the informal sector in South Africa. The Malawi leader made the request during a meeting with South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa and various members of his Cabinet in Pretoria. V.5370

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13. Nov. 2020 Daily Maverick

Home Affairs rescinds visa of war crimes fugitive Guus Kouwenhoven, embarrassing a global resources ‘transparency’ initiative

South Africa has finally done the right thing by rescinding the visa of Guus Kouwenhoven, a Dutch citizen convicted of aiding and abetting war crimes committed by Charles Taylor’s forces in Liberia and Guinea. It is now time for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative to do likewise. V.5373

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13. Nov. 2020 Rejerua

EU Home Affairs Ministers discuss asylum reform

Brussels / Berlin (dpa) ` After the bloody attacks in France, Austria and Germany, EU interior ministers are today discussing a common line in the fight against terrorism. V.5375

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12. Nov. 2020 The Big Smoke

Surge in Australian Home Affairs corruption referrals a ‘sign of maturity’, gov claims

According to the watchdog that oversees the Department of Home Affairs, the marked increase in reported corruption is a massive boon. The federal law enforcement watchdog has asserted that an increase in corruption referrals regarding the Department of Home Affairs doesn’t indicate a rise in dishonest conduct, but rather displays a “growing maturity” within the ministry’s “integrity arrangements”. V.5372

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11. Nov. 2020 GroundUp

The closure of a Durban refugee reception centre has left asylum seekers in limbo

The Durban Refugee Reception Centre has been closed since lockdown was instituted in March. Since then, the documentation of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers has expired. V.5366

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11. Nov. 2020 The South African

International travellers can now visit SA ` on these conditions

President Ramaphosa on Wednesday confirmed that international travel restrictions will be lifted. Here`s what we know. We had our “My Fellow South Africans” talk again this evening; President Ramaphosa updated the country about the sale of alcohol, lockdown regulations and international travel. V.5374

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10. Nov. 2020 SA People

SA Consul in Los Angeles Latest Diplomat to Cause Uproar

South African diplomats abroad, though many of them are good at doing their job, are constantly seeing their efforts undermined by colleagues who are alleged criminals and cadres making exorbitant demands who never think about doing the job they were put there to do, as repeated and urgent queries by South Africans in different countries are met with unanswered phones and emails and dead-ends. V.5349

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10. Nov. 2020 New York Times

Stranded Overseas, Thousands Beg Australia to Let Them Come Home

Limits on the number of Australians who can return have spurred a growing uproar over the country’s hard-line approach to the coronavirus. V.5371

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06. Nov. 2020 The South African

Home Affairs deporting refugees part of Cape Town protests

The Home Affairs Department has reminded citizens that there are foreign nationals who are in the country legally and are allowed to conduct business in terms of the applicable laws of the country The Department of Home Affairs has initiated the deportation process of 20 foreign nationals, who were part of hundreds others, who had camped outside the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cape Town, back in 2019. V.5367

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06. Nov. 2020 News24

Anxious wait for non-South African prisoners as Home Affairs take first step to ease parolee backlog

Following the move to Level 1 lockdown, prisoners who have been waiting since March to return to their home countries, have finally seen the first light of their long overdue release dates. A mix of scepticism and fear colour the days after Home Affairs officials first visited South African prisons this month to commence the repatriation process of qualifying offenders. V.5368

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05. Nov. 2020 Pretoria News

Court orders Home Affairs to amend records to state that woman was in fact not married

Pretoria - After 16 years of being “married” to a man she has never met, and then struggling to rectify the situation, the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, has ordered Home Affairs to amend its records to state that the woman was in fact not married. V.5359

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05. Nov. 2020 Zimbabwe Herald

SA’s visa relief for foreigners with special skills

Foreign nationals in South Africa with special skills, especially those on intra-company transfer visas have been given a green light to apply for an extension of their visas by another two years. This is contained in the Immigration Directive no. 15 of 2020 issued by South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on Thursday. V.5360

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03. Nov. 2020 IT web

EOH faces R44m fine for delays in home affairs tender

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has moved to salvage the controversial multimillion-rand Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) tender and slapped technology services company EOH with a R44 million penalty over delays in the implementation of the project. V.5353

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03. Nov. 2020 Page One

Here Are The Updated Travel Restrictions For Countries That Allow Tourists

COVID-19 pandemic last March, international flights got temporarily banned, leaving no choice to travelers all over the world but to stay where they are. Things aren’t exactly getting better, but the increase of cases and mortality rate has become relatively slower as compared to the first few months of quarantine. Given the comparatively finer situation, airlines have found their own compromises in order to make travelling in the sky much safer, while, of course, preventing the spread of the virus from one place to another. V.5362

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02. Nov. 2020 Biztech

Mkhize clears up South Africa’s current travel and quarantine rules

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has provided answers on some of the government’s key level 1 lockdown regulations. Responding in a written parliamentary Q&A to the Democratic Alliance, Mkhize detailed the rules in place for travellers who are arriving from other countries and those South African who cannot self-quarantine at home. V.5361

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01. Nov. 2020 SA People

SA Consul in Los Angeles Latest Diplomat to Cause Uproar

South African diplomats abroad, though many of them are good at doing their job, are constantly seeing their efforts undermined by colleagues who are alleged criminals and cadres making exorbitant demands who never think about doing the job they were put there to do, as repeated and urgent queries by South Africans in different countries are met with unanswered phones and emails and dead-ends. V.5347

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01. Nov. 2020 Weekend Argus

Verification process for refugees under way, says Cape Town Home Affairs

CAPE TOWN - Home Affairs officials have embarked on a verification process of refugees and asylum seekers accommodated in a temporary camp in Bellville, set up for the group who had been protesting for several months in the Cape Town CBD, demanding to be moved to another country. V.5352

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01. Nov. 2020 Biznews

Warning: new car theft scam in South Africa

Vehicle-tracking company Tracker says it has recently become aware of a car theft scam which is being used by a syndicate in South Africa. Customers are being contacted by the scamsters who are pretending to work for Tracker. They advise the customer that there is something wrong with their tracking device and that they need to come out to repair or replace the device. V.5354

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31. Oct. 2020 Herald Live

Home affairs committee unhappy about refugees’ living conditions at Cape Town temporary shelters

Parliament`s portfolio committee on home affairs is not happy about living conditions at temporary shelters for refugees in Cape Town. The committee visited the Wingfield and Paint City temporary sites on Saturday. V.5350

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28. Oct. 2020 Scalabrini Centre

Scalabrini’s ‘abandonment’ court case challenges constitutionality of South African refugee laws

Scalabrini Centre in Court seeking an interdict against the Department of Home Affairs, in first step to challenging the constitutionality of the Refugee Amendment Act’s ‘deemed abandonment’ provisions. V.5351

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27. Oct. 2020 News24

Covid-19: Hard shutdown not the answer, says Anthony Fauci, admitting SA response better than US

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26. Oct. 2020 Times Live

SA`s undocumented children have a right to free education, EC high court rules

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26. Oct. 2020 GroundUp

Motsoaledi says children of migrants should be in school

Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi after briefing Parliament. Every child needs to go to school, Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has said. V.5344

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26. Oct. 2020 news24.com

Victory for foreigners as court rules undocumented children have a right to education

Undocumented children, including children of illegal foreigners, can now attend public schools, thanks to the Eastern Cape High Court in Makhanda. V.5345

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24. Oct. 2020 Sydney Morning Herald

Stranded far from home: six months on, these tourists are still stuck in Melbourne

As more than 100 home-bound, desperate Australians boarded a rescue flight at London`s Heathrow Airport on Thursday in Melbourne the Torres family from Colombia prepared for another day of purgatory on their `holiday`, six months-long and counting. V.5341

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23. Oct. 2020 News24

Six years in jail for Mpumalanga fraudster who sold fake tertiary qualifications

A self-employed salon and internet café operator based in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, has been sentenced to an effective six years behind bars for selling fake tertiary qualifications. V.5340

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22. Oct. 2020 Tourism Update

Namibia eases inbound travel regulations

In an easing of travel restrictions, travellers to Namibia now only need a negative PCR test. This comes after the country opened to all international travel via Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek on September 1. V.5337

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20. Oct. 2020 MAVERICK CITIZEN

Costly protection: Corruption in South Africa’s asylum-seeking system

Asylum seekers queue outside the Customs House building in Cape Town. As of May 2020, it was estimated that there were 188,296 active asylum files and 80,752 recognised refugees in South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Nardus Engelbrecht) V.5335

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19. Oct. 2020 Business Insider SA

SA’s red list just went from 60 to 22 countries ` but US and UK tourists are still banned

The list of countries South Africa considers at high risk for the coronavirus ` and from which tourists are banned ` dropped from 60 to 22 on Monday. V.5334

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19. Oct. 2020 DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS

Government issues a revised list of high risk countries

The Government has revised the list of high risk countries based on a risk categorization model. V.5336

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18. Oct. 2020 Busitech

Warning over government’s plans to change South Africa’s emigration rules

A number of tax and financial groups have issued warnings over a new draft bill which will introduce changes for South Africans looking to take their retirement funds out of the country. V.5327

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15. Oct. 2020 SAMI

REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Major News and hope : We are one of the few organisations getting Emptions & waivers approved !!!! V.5331

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15. Oct. 2020 SAMI

Overstay / Declared Undesirable / VLIST Ban Issued for 5 Years . There is hope !!

Overstaying one’s visa is a common occurrence among people who applied to extend their visa in South Africa and said visa not issued in time for travel. V.5332

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15. Oct. 2020 SAMI

Overstay / Declared Undesirable / VLIST Ban Issued for 5 Years . There is hope !!

Overstaying one’s visa is a common occurrence among people who applied to extend their visa in South Africa and said visa not issued in time for travel. V.5333

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14. Oct. 2020 Bizztech

Dlamini-Zuma extends South Africa’s national state of disaster

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has extended the national state of disaster by another month. V.5329

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12. Oct. 2020 9 News

Perth teen facing 50-year wait for permanent visa calls for change

Italian teenager Sara Passarini has lived in Australia for half of her life, but it could be 2062 before she finds out if she will be accepted as a permanent resident here. V.5326

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08. Oct. 2020 SAMI

Extract from The Ministers Speech , its at odds with Directive and Home Affairs

Announcement same date , for ease I produce relevant section , I called around and total confusion at airports , if for example a UK person flew to Turkey , a low risk country and stated for 2 weeks , they should be able to come to Sa as a low risk country person and as a leisure traveller ? at odds with covid19business email requirements , what is your assessment V.5321

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07. Oct. 2020 SAMI

Can you get permanent residency in Australia with a criminal record?

To apply for a permanent residency visa in Australia, you must pass the good character test. The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has the discretional power to refuse and cancel a visa if the applicant does not satisfy DoHA that they pass the character test. V.5318

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07. Oct. 2020 SAMI

Can you get permanent residency in Australia with a criminal record?

To apply for a permanent residency visa in Australia, you must pass the good character test. The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has the discretional power to refuse and cancel a visa if the applicant does not satisfy DoHA that they pass the character test. V.5319

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07. Oct. 2020 Iafrica

Home Affairs Issue Update on Re-Opening Of Borders

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, convened an inclusive meeting involving senior immigration officials and ports of entry managers to address the challenges arising from the implementation of Regulations pertaining to travel into the Republic, including opening the tourism industry and promoting trade in order to stimulate economic recovery. V.5322

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05. Oct. 2020 The South African

Home Affairs lifts visa requirements for several nationalities

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05. Oct. 2020 Businesstech

Can you fly to the high-risk countries South Africa has banned from entry?

South Africa’s list of high-risk countries, where tourists remain banned from entering the country, has been criticised for being arbitrary and potentially damaging to the local tourism sector. The list of 60 countries includes the likes of the United States and the United Kingdom, which are sources of some of the biggest tourism spend in the country ` while all of Africa is free to travel across borders. V.5323

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05. Oct. 2020 Business Insider SA

SA’s business travel rules: Your test is good for 14 days, and you can beg at the border

South Africa has special rules for visiting business people, starting with them not being subject to SA`s red list. V.5338

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05. Oct. 2020 The South African

Home Affairs lifts visa requirements for several nationalities The South African Department of Home Affairs announces the removal of visa requirements for several nationalities.

Several airlines denied boarding to some international passengers on flights bound for South African airports last week, even though South Africa’s borders had reopened. V.5364

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04. Oct. 2020 DHA

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi provides an update on the partial re-opening of borders and services during Alert Level 1

The Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi convened an inclusive meeting involving senior immigration officials and ports of entry managers to address the challenges arising from the implementation of Regulations pertaining to travel into the Republic, including opening the tourism industry and promoting trade in order to stimulate economic recovery. V.5312

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04. Oct. 2020 TimesLIVE

Airline crew can come to SA but can`t `move around freely`: transport department

Emirates cancelled international flights to and from Durban after concerns from airlines that crew would be treated like passengers if they didn`t have negative Covid-19 tests.The transport department on Sunday said airline cabin crew and pilots could come into SA even if they didn`t have negative Covid-19 tests ` but that they wouldn`t be allowed to leave their hotels. The statement ` which the transport department says was to offer “clarity” ` comes after concerns from airlines that crew would be treated like passengers in that they would be subjected to the country`s health protocols. This included the requirement of a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure to SA ` something the industry says is impractical. V.5313

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04. Oct. 2020 Biznews

South Africa emigration ` is the time now?

Proposed amendments will make it harder for South Africans to withdraw retirement funds from next year. If you plan to move money overseas, should you be considering this sooner rather than later? V.5314

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04. Oct. 2020 Business Insider SA

Germany formally cleared for travel to SA ` and Emirates is still flying in too

• Germans are formally cleared for visa-free travel to South Africa, Germany`s ambassador to SA announced. • Unconfirmed reports of cancellations notwithstanding, Emirates flights into SA still seem to be going ahead. • Airlines have privately expressed concerns about SA`s red-list system, and are worried about how crew may be treated in the event of a coronavirus case aboard their flights. V.5317

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04. Oct. 2020 Moneyweb

What is the true cost of living in Africa?

One would think that living in Africa as an expat would be cheaper than living in Europe or America. Not necessarily so. V.5328

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03. Oct. 2020 Business Insider

Here are the ways you can gain citizenship in these 7 countries

There are many benefits to having dual citizenship, including greater global mobility, economic opportunities, better quality of life and improved personal security, says Sandra Woest at Sable International. However, acquiring second citizenship can be a lengthy process as residence in the country is usually a requirement. Business owners and private investors looking to gain an alternative nationality often turn to investment migration because it is quick and generally hassle-free, Woest said. V.5315

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02. Oct. 2020 https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-10-02-former-domestic-worker-to-inherit-camps-bay-guest-house-and-flat/

Former domestic worker to inherit Camps Bay guest house and flat

Court finds Intestate Succession Act discriminates against unmarried life partners
02 October 2020 - 07:33 By Tania Broughton and GroundUp

Jane Bwanya, a former domestic worker who was “swept off her feet” six years ago by a relatively wealthy businessman, has succeeded in changing the provisions of the Intestate Succession Act, which had barred unmarried partners in a heterosexual union from inheriting. V.5311

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01. Oct. 2020 News24

Is Gauteng’s plan to ban foreigners from opening businesses in townships unconstitutional?

* *A draft law by the Gauteng provincial government seeks to ban foreign nationals from opening and operating certain businesses in the province`s townships. * * *The proposal sparked praise and criticism, with social media users expressing concern that it may help fan the flames of xenophobia. V.5310

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30. Sep. 2020 Business Insider SA

We may get SA’s red list of travel-restricted countries within hours ` but it depends

South Africa`s borders open for all foreign travellers on Thursday, and airlines already have flights lined up. But there is still no list of countries for which travel restrictions will apply, based on their level of coronavirus risk. V.5307

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30. Sep. 2020 Business Insider SA

No UK or US tourists: Here is South Africa’s full red list of countries

A long list of countries will be red-listed by South Africa, ministers announced on Wednesday, including the USA and UK. • `Ordinary` travellers ` tourists without business in SA ` will not be allowed from those countries. • Risk levels for other countries will be determined relative to SA`s rate of infection spread and deaths: high-risk countries are those with higher levels than SA. • Everyone travelling to SA will be required to show a recent, negative test for the coronavirus, and must have travel insurance in place. V.5309

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28. Sep. 2020 Bizztech

Gauteng’s plans to restrict jobs for foreign workers ` what you need to know

The Gauteng government has published the Gauteng Township Economic Development Draft Bill for public comment. First announced in the 2019 State of the Province Address, the bill seeks to enhance the regulatory management of the township economy to ease the regulatory burden on local enterprises. V.5304

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25. Sep. 2020 OUSSANOGLOU

Golden Visa issues suffer from Covid-19

The issuing of five-year residence permits to property investors from outside the European Union has all but ground to a halt. Based on Migration Policy Ministry data, in the year to early September only 368 so-called Golden Visas were issued, taking the sum of investors to have received these permits since the beginning of the program to 7,903. V.5297

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24. Sep. 2020 ENCA

CPT International Airport given green light to resume travel

International visitors will be allowed back in the country from 1 October. V.5295

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24. Sep. 2020 Reuters

UPDATE 2-South Africa to allow travel from all of Africa from Oct. 1

* Travel to and from within continent allowed * Travel restricted from high infection countries * Govt yet to say which countries on restricted list * Business travel to be allowed under certain conditions (Adds details from govt gazette) JOHANNESBURG, South Africa will allow travel from Oct. 1 to and from all countries in Africa as well as other countries where levels of COVID-19 infections are not too high, a government minister said on Friday. V.5296

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23. Sep. 2020 News24 - 23 September 2020

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe criticises SA`s treatment of undocumented immigrants

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has bemoaned South Africa`s treatment of undocumented immigrants. Motlanthe said George Bizos had no citizenship and remained stateless for 31 years after the South African government denied him citizenship. V.5288

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23. Sep. 2020 Bizztech

The real problem with government workers in South Africa: Ramaphosa

A streamlined, efficient and well-integrated civil service is the hallmark of a capable state, but South Africa has fallen in a number of areas, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. Writing in his weekly open letter to the public, Ramaphosa said that the government’s key priority is to build a ‘capable state’. “If we are to build a more capable state we have to seriously and urgently address the shortcomings in the organisation and the capacity of the public service,” he said. V.5289

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23. Sep. 2020 Business Tech

Here are the official level 1 lockdown rules for South Africa ` including opening borders and limits on gatherings

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has published a series of directives which outline the country’s move to a level 1 lockdown and the new rules that are in place. V.5298

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22. Sep. 2020 SAPeople

Nightmare Facing South Africans Abroad with Passport Renewals

South Africans abroad are facing a passport renewal nightmare. SAPeople editor Jenni Baxter sat down with Adrian Roos MP (DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Home Affairs) and Justin Adams (DA Abroad UK and Europe Chairperson) to discuss the critical situation SA citizens abroad are facing in obtaining their South African passports from Home Affairs and the SA embassies.To assist South Africans abroad the DA, DA Abroad and SAPeople are petitioning the Minister of Home Affairs. Some of the points raised in the discussion include: V.5291

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22. Sep. 2020 Bizz Tech

The new tax and emigration change South Africans should know about

The draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB), which is open for public comment, will introduce changes for South Africans looking to take their retirement funds abroad. In an analysis of the proposed change, law firm ENSAfrica said that the changes primarily deal with formal emigration with the draft bill suggesting a much stricter process from 1 March 2021 onward. V.5292

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22. Sep. 2020 Times Live

Home Affairs suspends senior official probing allegedly dodgy citizenships

The Public Servants Association of SA has lashed out at the department of home affairs for suspending a senior bureaucrat involved in investigating foreign nationals who allegedly obtained SA citizenship fraudulently. V.5293

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22. Sep. 2020 Nigeria News

FG Commences Visa Processing on Reciprocity Basis

The federal government has commenced visa processing on a reciprocity basis for applicants from countries that have reopened their international airspace and have begun issuing visas to Nigerian applicants. V.5300

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21. Sep. 2020 SA Migration

ConCourt: Children Born in South Africa to Foreign Parents Can Apply For Citizenship

It has taken four years of legal battles ` but now, if you were born in South Africa to foreign parents, you can apply for citizenship. It has been an “agonizing journey” for those who consider South Africa to be their only home. V.5284

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21. Sep. 2020 News 24

Pay up and your criminal record for some offences could be `expunged`, proposes new law

The Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill seeks to expunge certain criminal records that result from an admission of guilt payment. Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola said the Covid-19 pandemic put the brakes on the introduction of the legislation.* V.5285

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21. Sep. 2020 Face2 Face

Do you know rich Nigerians are buying citizenship in Caribbean nations to beat visa rules?

For most Nigerian businessmen, holding a Nigerian passport raises a red flag and would often require extra documentation for validation. Nigeria is placed 95 on the annual Henley Passport Index which ranks the world’s passport according to the countries they can visit without a prior visa. Ranked 95, Nigerian passport holders can visit two fewer countries now than they could in 2010 without a visa. V.5287

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21. Sep. 2020 Ground up

Huge number of refugee documents set to expire soon

Concerns are growing about the number of refugees’ and asylum seekers’ documents expiring at the end of October. The Department of Home Affairs has not said how it intends dealing with the disruption caused by Covid-19, insofar as this paperwork is concerned. The Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town has written to home affairs asking for the department’s plan regarding documents held by refugees that are on the point of expiring. V.5290

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20. Sep. 2020 Brisbane Times

`Absolutely devastated`: Thousands of residents on visas locked out of Australia

Thousands of skilled migrants with valid visas to come to Australia are stranded overseas, needing government permission to travel back and reunite with their families and jobs. Under measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic since March 20, foreign nationals have required a travel exemption to enter Australia even if they already have a visa, though the Department of Home Affairs has refused to disclose the legal basis for this requirement. This includes both short-term visitors and long-term residents on visas. V.5294

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19. Sep. 2020 Commercio

Emirates Airlines banned from operating in Nigeria

UAE’s Emirate Airline has been banned from operating in Nigeria. Emirates Airline has been added to the list of airlines which have been banned from operating in Nigeria. The ban will take effect from the 21st of September. V.5299

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16. Sep. 2020 Times Live

Level one loading: Cyril Ramaphosa set to lift travel ban tonight

While borders and other points of entry will reopen under level one, government has decided to retain the ban on travellers from the US, UK, Spain and Italy �` which are key markets for the revival of the tourism sector V.5272

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16. Sep. 2020 News 24

Ramaphosa to announce limited international travel, Level 1

*Cabinet is expected to decide on Wednesday on the resumption of international travel. * *But there are strings attached. * *The NCCC has recommended strict visa requirements for anyone entering the country. V.5273

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16. Sep. 2020 Business Insider SA

SA’s borders open on 1 October. Here’s what we know about the rules for tourists.

• South Africa`s borders will open for tourists ` inbound and outbound ` on 1 October, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday night. • But there are caveats, including that some countries may be red-listed based on their coronavirus statistics. • Those arriving need to show a recent negative test for Sars-CoV-2, and should install a government contact-notification app. • Here`s what we know about the rules for international travel into and out of South Africa under Alert Level 1. V.5274

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15. Sep. 2020 News 24

Ramaphosa`s economic recovery plan gets the green light from business, labour

*The National Economic Development and Labour Council has agreed on an action plan for the country`s economic recovery. * *President Cyril Ramaphosa met with the council on Tuesday. * *Details of the plan will be announced once it is finalised by Cabinet. V.5267

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15. Sep. 2020

DA calls on education MEC to intervene so Zim teachers can return to SA

The DA says Zimbabwean teachers locked out of SA due to Covid-19 restriction should be allowed to return to SA. According to the provincial education department, four teachers who were locked out have since been assisted. The department says teachers who are still outside SA`s borders are on unpaid leave. V.5268

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15. Sep. 2020 Business Insider SA

Many more rich South Africans want to leave after Covid-19 ` but not as many as in the US

•Rich people in various countries seem to be reconsidering where they actually want to live after the coronavirus, says consultancy Henley & Partners. •Judging by enquiries about investment migration, that is. •South Africa is among those countries. •But Americans are suddenly way more keen to leave their country than South Africans. V.5269

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15. Sep. 2020 news24

`Gear up for easing of lockdown`: Winde to push for Ramaphosa to lift curfew and overseas travel ban

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde wants the curfew lifted and a date for international travel to resume.Premiers are meant to meet with President Ramaphosa and the NCCC to discuss the lockdown. V.5271

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13. Sep. 2020 SAMI

Scalabrini’s ‘abandonment’ court case challenges constitutionality of South African refugee laws

On 17 June 2020, the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, represented by Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc, will be heard in the Western Cape High Court regarding certain sections of South Africa’s recently-changed, controversial refugee laws. V.5261

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13. Sep. 2020 SAMI

Scalabrini’s ‘abandonment’ court case challenges constitutionality of South African refugee laws

On 17 June 2020, the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, represented by Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc, will be heard in the Western Cape High Court regarding certain sections of South Africa’s recently-changed, controversial refugee laws. V.5264

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13. Sep. 2020 Staff Bizz

These critical skills are in high demand in South Africa

The Department of Higher Education and Training has published its draft list of Occupations in High Demand which aims to establish the skills most in-demand across the country. The significance of the list is that it will form the basis for the updated critical skills list by the Department of Home Affairs, which contains all the skills deemed in short supply in South Africa, said Xpatweb’s Marisa Jacobs. V.5282

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12. Sep. 2020 News24

International travel `top of agenda` as Mbalula looks into airlines breaking Covid-19 regulations

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says some airlines are not complying with Covid-19 regulations. He says there is no enforcement of the use of masks and sanitisers. Mbalula says government is considering allowing international travel. V.5263

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10. Sep. 2020 SAMI

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. V.5257

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10. Sep. 2020 SA Migration

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. V.5259

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10. Sep. 2020 news 24

Ramaphosa hints to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the coming week

President Cyril Ramaphosa has indicated the **National Coronavirus Command Council will consider submissions on the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions. He says he is planning to address the nation in the next week. The president says the government has received submissions from the religious section, the tourism sector, sports fraternity and entertainers. V.5260

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09. Sep. 2020 SAMI

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` V.5249

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09. Sep. 2020 SA Migration

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.5250

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09. Sep. 2020 SAMI

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. V.5251

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09. Sep. 2020 SAMI

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. V.5252

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09. Sep. 2020 SA Migration

Why would I use a registered migration agent?/ Practitioner?

Although you do not have to use a registered migration agent to lodge your visa application, they might be able to help you if your case is complex or you require immigration assistance. V.5253

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09. Sep. 2020 SA Migration

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. V.5255

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08. Sep. 2020 SAPeople

URGENT Petition Launched to Resolve Passport Crisis for South Africans Abroad

SAPeople has collaborated with the Democratic Alliance (DA) to petition South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister to resolve the passport renewal crisis that is currently brewing abroad. V.5258

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08. Sep. 2020 Bizztech

South Africa will open to ‘most’ countries this week �` and we’re one of the safest destinations in the world: minister

The cabinet’s decision to open the country’s borders on 1 October 2020 to “most” countries is a significant milestone in placing the sector on the irreversible path towards full recovery, says Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. V.5301

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06. Sep. 2020 Cape Argus

Briefing to resolve Cape refugee issue delayed to mid-October

Cape Town - The matter of the refugees currently housed in two tented camps in Cape Town took a turn on Tuesday after Parliament`s portfolio committee on home affairs was forced to postpone a briefing to discuss the issue. V.5275

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06. Sep. 2020 Business Insider SA

Even with open borders, SA remains red-listed by many countries, and tourists may not come

• South Africa is reopening its borders, at least partially, soon. • But that doesn`t mean foreign visitors will immediately stream into the country. • Despite relatively low and dropping new coronavirus case numbers, SA remains red-listed by many countries, which means quarantine for those who travel here when they return home. • SA now has to decide whether to accept risky tourists, as the tourism industry looks toward a multi-year recovery. V.5281

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04. Sep. 2020 Department of Home Affairs

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi welcomes the arrest of senior government officials for contravening immigration laws

The Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi welcomed the arrest of Mpumalanga Department of Human Settlement Head of Department Mr Keboni Masange by immigration officials on Tuesday, 1 September 2020, in Pretoria. V.5242

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04. Sep. 2020 Department of Home Affairs

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi welcomes the arrest of senior government officials for contravening immigration laws

The Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi welcomed the arrest of Mpumalanga Department of Human Settlement Head of Department Mr Keboni Masange by immigration officials on Tuesday, 1 September 2020, in Pretoria. V.5243

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04. Sep. 2020 Department of Home Affairs

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi welcomes the arrest of senior government officials for contravening immigration laws

The Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi welcomed the arrest of Mpumalanga Department of Human Settlement Head of Department Mr Keboni Masange by immigration officials on Tuesday, 1 September 2020, in Pretoria. V.5248

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02. Sep. 2020 samigration

Foreigners wishing to return to South Africa but stuck abroad: The Ins and Outs

Foreigners wishing to return to South Africa but stuck abroad are on the rise with many foreigners anxiously waiting to return to South Africa to join their spouse , life partner or children in South Africa . These are generally people who either went home to get documents or were just caught outside SA during Lockdown and they are not deemed to be a repatriation flight as in a South African or permanent resident travelling from their current location outside of South Africa and wishing to return home .Who is responsible for organising the return to South Africa flights/ ? Or the overland drive returns V.5239

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31. Aug. 2020 Pretoria News

Home Affairs officials nabbed over false IDs

Pretoria - In A strong message to the rotten apples within Home Affairs’ ranks, law enforcement officials nabbed three officials from the department and their partners for allegedly issuing fraudulent IDs. The officials were arrested in separate operations in Emalahleni and Pretoria. V.5238

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30. Aug. 2020 Daily Maverick

Foreign nationals file class action against Home Affairs to avoid separation from their children

Forced to stay in unbearable marriages and faced with the constant fear of being separated from their children, three foreign nationals have asked the Cape High Court to declare parts of the Immigration Act unconstitutional as it requires them to leave the country if they get divorced and leave their children behind. V.5235

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Work visa requirements for South Africa immigration

Work visa requirements for South African immigration Background to Work Visa for South African Immigration South Africa offers a number of options for those who are seeking a Work Visa for the purposes of South African immigration. Similar to other countries the Work Visa legislation focuses on two main areas: V.5586

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