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20. May. 2022 Mybroadband

Why your bank branch doesn’t do Smart IDs

South African banks are eager to expand the availability of E-Home Affairs in South Africa ` they are just waiting for the Department of Home Affairs to sign a partnership agreement before they can roll out the service to more branches. V.5623

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29. Jul. 2021 Business Insider SA

South Africans are using Montenegro to avoid UK red list ` here’s why it’s a great option

• South Africans have been among the most restricted travellers in the world during the pandemic. • And restrictions for those wanting to travel or return to the United Kingdom have been particularly onerous. • But wily travellers have found loopholes in the system - mostly by choosing to stop over in countries not on the UK`s red list. • Mexico and West Africa quickly emerged as viable options. • But it`s the Balkans, and in particular Montenegro, that seem to be winning out at the moment. V.5706

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15. Jul. 2021 DHA

HOME AFFAIRS - ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ENABLING DOCUMENTS (IDENTITY & TRAVEL DOCUMENTS) FOR REFUGEES. 1.1 In an effort to restore crit

HOME AFFAIRS - ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ENABLING DOCUMENTS (IDENTITY & TRAVEL DOCUMENTS) FOR REFUGEES. 1.1 In an effort to restore critical services to recognised refugees online services have been extended to include applications for either Identity & Travel Documents in a manner that contributes to limiting the spread of Covid-19 and ensure excellent service delivery. 1.2 The online service referred to in paragraph 1.1 is only limited and applicable to the dependants of recognised refugees: V.5707

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11. Jul. 2021 Daily Maverick

South Africa’s most wanted: Flushing out the Guptas

Indications are that the billionaire Gupta brothers and their wives have pipped South African law enforcement to the Interpol post with a preventive strike that is likely to stall the issuing of red notices. Interpol red notices are a vital tool in South Africa’s quest to definitively locate members of the Gupta family for possible extradition. It therefore makes sense that blocking efforts to secure such notices would be a priority for the family ` four of whom are fugitives from justice. V.5705

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09. Jul. 2021 DHA

Corporate visas can fix seasonal farm labour shortages

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04. Jul. 2021 CIC

Start-Up Visa: South Africans Lead Way In Gaining Canada Permanent Residency

South Africans are enjoying a level of success that is nothing short of remarkable in gaining permanent residency in Canada under the Start-Up Visa program. V.5698

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03. Jul. 2021 Dhaka Tribune

Borders with India open for 3 days a week for Bangladeshis to return

There is a ban on travelling to India using the land ports till July 14 Bangladeshi nationals who are stranded in India will be able to return home on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday of every week. V.5699

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03. Jul. 2021 Bizweb

The 8 most in-demand IT jobs in South Africa right now

Xpatweb has released its 2020/21 Critical Skills Survey Report, which details the eight most sought-after jobs in the IT sector right now. The survey is conducted annually across a wide range of multi-national and corporate companies in South Africa to determine and assess the pressure points that human resource and global mobility practitioners face in sourcing critically skilled individuals when seeking to fill posts locally. V.5703

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01. Jul. 2021 DHA

Home Affairs ` Permanent Residence to commence

The permit services in terms of the Immigration Act will be rendered by the Department of Home Affairs as follows : V.5690

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01. Jul. 2021 Radio 702

`Foreigners create work for South Africans,` says immigration lawyer

Lester Kiewit finds out from Stefanie de Saude-Darbandi what the proposed new law means for foreign business Gauteng townships. As part of plans to revitalize the economy, Gauteng economic development department and premier David Makhura’s policy unit have drafted a new law which seeks to bar foreign nationals from doing business in Gauteng Townships V.5693

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01. Jul. 2021 Daily Maverick

SA Passport Bid: Home Affairs tells ‘fugitive’ Atul Gupta to take a hike

‘I am advised and respectfully submit that our courts have held for nearly a century that a fugitive from justice has no standing to approach a South African court’ ` Home Affairs DG Livhuwani Tommy Makhode. V.5694

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01. Jul. 2021 Daily Maverick

SA Passport Bid: Home Affairs tells ‘fugitive’ Atul Gupta to take a hike

‘I am advised and respectfully submit that our courts have held for nearly a century that a fugitive from justice has no standing to approach a South African court’ ` Home Affairs DG Livhuwani Tommy Makhode. V.5695

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30. Jun. 2021 Home Affairs

Home Affairs ` Permanent Residence to commence

Home Affairs ` Permanent Residence to commence The permit services in terms of the Immigration Act will be rendered by the Department of Home Affairs as follows : (a) Permanent residence permits appeals applications with effect from 1 October 2021. (b) Proof of permanent residence permits applications with effect from 1 October 2021;and (c) Permanent residence permits applications with effect from January 2022. Per Home Affairs proclamation and gazette - 30 June 2021 www.samigration.com V.5689

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29. Jun. 2021 DHA

SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PLAN for 2021/22

EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY STATEMENT Minister for Tourism In the financial year 2020/21, the tourism sector operated mostly under travel restrictions imposed in varying degrees in various countries of the world to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. V.5680

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29. Jun. 2021 DHA

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi extends the validity period of different categories of temporary visas

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has extended the validity period of legally issued visas which expired during the lockdown period to 30 September 2021 for short-term visas, issued for a period not longer than 90 days, such as a tourist visa. V.5682

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29. Jun. 2021 News24

Nigeria adds South Africa to its Covid-19 `red list` for arriving travellers

Nigeria is adding South Africa to its `red list` of countries for which there are stringent restrictions for arriving passengers, officials said during a briefing on Monday.Nigeria is introducing the restrictions due to the spread of the Delta variant in South Africa, Chikwe Ihekweazu, the head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, said. V.5684

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29. Jun. 2021 News24

Can an abandoned child get a birth certificate?

`Home Affairs also says that you must be a South African citizen or permanent residence permit holder with a valid South African ID The following question is part of Groundup`s Answers to your questions series and comes from a reader who wants to know if an abandoned child can get a birth certificate from Home Affairs. V.5685

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29. Jun. 2021 News24

Can I change my surname without my parents` permission?

The short answer If you are older than 18, you don`t need your parents` permission. The whole question I was born out of wedlock and so I was given my mother`s maiden name. V.5686

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29. Jun. 2021 City Press

SA companies import critical skills as local pool can’t plug the hole

South Africa`s critical skills list includes a long list of engineering jobs. Photo: Getty Images ________________________________________ About 97% of listed and multinational companies in South Africa say engineers are indispensable to their business operations and often have to be recruited abroad. Yet government’s draft list of critical skills now contains only half as many engineering professions as it did six years ago. V.5691

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29. Jun. 2021 Businesstech

Push for new South African remote working visa

The Western Cape provincial government has formally requested the introduction of a ‘remote working’ visa for South Africa. In a letter addressed to both the minister of tourism and the minister of home affairs, the Western Cape’s provincial minister of finance and economic opportunities David Maynier said that the visa will allow international visitors to stay longer and work remotely while travelling in South Africa. V.5692

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28. Jun. 2021 Home Affairs 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry Annual Performance Plans

DHA Contingent liability

DHA Contingent liability Contingent liabilities sit way above R2 billion as Home Affairs is losing court cases. Not only is it losing cases, but it is also getting lambasted by the courts V.5674

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28. Jun. 2021 Home Affairs 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry Annual Performance Plans

Home Affairs - On Employment of foreign nationals

Home Affairs - On Employment of foreign nationals On South African employers hiring only foreign nationals, he replied that there was no law against this. The laws are only for foreign employers. However, things have to change, and a bill needs to be made. V.5675

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28. Jun. 2021 Home Affairs 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry Annual Performance Plans

Query and Followups ` Home Affairs

Query and Followups ` Home Affairs On DHA’s failure to respond to queries, DHA is working on an integrated query system and will be able to respond to queries timeously V.5676

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28. Jun. 2021 Home Affairs 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry Annual Performance Plans

Investigations into Fake Visas ` Department of Home Affairs

Investigations into Fake Visas ` Department of Home Affairs Mr Roos expressed appreciation for the Minister’s investigation into the fake permits even though it cost R5 million and asked what criminal charges are laid against officials who resign after an investigation. Specifically, will criminal charges be laid against the former Chief Director of Permitting who was fingered in permit corruption. V.5677

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28. Jun. 2021 Moneyweb

Immigrants take Home Affairs to court, say it has all but collapsed

They would like to invest millions in SA, but some have been waiting more than six years for permanent residence permits. V.5683

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28. Jun. 2021 Biztech

Home Affairs facing years of delays due to lockdown: expert

The Covid-19 pandemic and provisions of the Disaster Management Act have reduced already-slow Home Affairs processes to a crawl ` impacting thousands of people and creating a backlog that could take years to clear. V.5687

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26. Jun. 2021 The Conversation

How South Africa has squeezed options for migrants over 25 years

There is a widely recognised dissonance between the progressive, inclusive vision of South Africa’s constitution and xenophobia experienced by foreign nationals across South Africa. It can be tempting to describe this tension as one between good, inclusive laws and bad, xenophobic citizens. V.5688

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25. Jun. 2021 Businesstech

South Africa to roll out e-visa in the coming months

Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi says that his department has concluded its e-visa pilot process and now plans to officially roll the system out later this year. V.5678

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25. Jun. 2021 Businesstech

Government wants to block foreigners from taking certain jobs in South Africa ` including Uber drivers

Employment and Labour minister Thulas Nxesi says that his department has been working closely with the International Labour Organisation in the commissioning and development of a new national labour migration policy. V.5679

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22. Jun. 2021 DHA

South African Permanent Residence

South Africa encourages permanent residency if you are serious about staying in South Africa on a long terms permanent basis there are many categories you can apply under. V.5668

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20. May. 2022 Mybroadband

Why your bank branch doesn’t do Smart IDs

South African banks are eager to expand the availability of E-Home Affairs in South Africa ` they are just waiting for the Department of Home Affairs to sign a partnership agreement before they can roll out the service to more branches. V.5623

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