HOME AFFAIRS

Long queues at Home Affairs in spite of minister’s promise

But provincial manager claims “Home Affairs has declared war on queues”

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Photo Essay | 29 November 2021

Post office, SASSA office, library and community centre have all closed down in Madiba’s hometown

Unpaid electricity bills and armed robberies have collapsed Qunu’s multi-purpose community centre

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News | 19 November 2021

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

Epping office expected to open in September 2022

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News | 15 November 2021

You might need to pitch up at 3am if you want something from this Home Affairs office

The Mthatha office is overwhelmed, official acknowledges

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Brief | 3 November 2021

Shockingly bad service at Home Affairs as queues begin at 2am

Minister says the problem is being addressed

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News | 21 October 2021

Refugees who arrived after lockdown have no way to apply for asylum

Asylum application backlog set to grow, with Refugee Reception Offices closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

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News | 8 October 2021

Immigrants arrested in labour inspection sweep in Eastern Cape

Rights organisation says Home Affairs has done nothing to help people get their documents in order during lockdown

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Brief | 14 September 2021

Mother without ID struggles for years to enrol children at school

The departments of Home Affairs and Social Development are currently helping the Kuilsriver family

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News | 12 August 2021

Home Affairs implements online renewal for asylum seekers

The aim is to provide an extension of visa service without risking exposure to Covid-19

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Brief | 6 May 2021

Gay refugees denied asylum by Home Affairs bigotry - report

Organisations analysed letters denying LGBTI applicants refugee status

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News | 30 April 2021

New attempt to force Home Affairs to obey court orders

Asylum seekers have struggled with documents since 2012 when Home Affairs closed its Cape Town refugee office

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News | 20 April 2021

Activists sceptical about Home Affairs’ ability to move refugee process online

Department extends validity of asylum and refugee permits until 30 June

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Brief | 14 April 2021

KZN church leaders speak out against xenophobia

MK vet leader says the organisation’s name has been dragged “to the ground” by attackers claiming to be veterans

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Brief | 8 April 2021

Refugee leader detained for over 120 days

Aline Bukuru has been separated from her three children who remain in the Bellville camp without a guardian

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News | 24 March 2021

Department of Home Affairs flouts court orders, year after year

Still no functional refugee reception office in Cape Town

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News | 23 March 2021

Refugee organisations stage ceremony pretending that Home Affairs has resumed services

Asylum seekers are desperate for government to start serving them again

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News | 19 March 2021