Immigration

Here’s what the Zimbabwean embassy says about the expiry of the ZEP

The ambassador encouraged voluntary repatriation. But he also criticised the way Zimbabweans are being denied public services in South Africa.

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News | 3 February 2023

Home Affairs accused of violating children’s rights

The department has refused to register dozens of children in Musina in cases where one of their parents is undocumented

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News | 2 February 2023

Operation Dudula accused of targeting children

Asked to comment, spokesperson swears at GroundUp reporter and slams down phone

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News | 1 February 2023

Labour Court sets aside dismissal of immigrant lecturers

Port Elizabeth TVET College ordered to explain its action in court

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News | 1 February 2023

Court battle over Zimbabwe permits set for April

“How can I be in a country where I came as a minor and be expected to pack my bags to go to Zimbabwe?”

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News | 27 January 2023

Operation Dudula chases immigrants away from Joburg clinic

Patients told to get health care “in their own countries”

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News | 18 January 2023

Court rules on unwed fathers

Judge says regulation on registration of unwed fathers without documents on children’s birth certificates is “irrational” and unconstitutional

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Law | 16 January 2023

Undocumented children struggle to find schools

Instead of being in school some beg at traffic lights

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News | 13 January 2023

Somali owners close spaza shops as crime rises in Gqeberha

Police are no longer trusted by many immigrants

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News | 13 December 2022

Police are preying on immigrants, say human rights organisations

Immigrants are not reporting crimes or seeking assistance from law enforcement as they fear extortion or deportation

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News | 2 December 2022

500 refugees living in wretched conditions in Cape Town camp

Three years after the UNHCR protests, Bellville camp asylum seekers cling to dream of resettlement

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News | 18 November 2022

Woodstock residents rattled by police raid

The City of Cape Town says Cissie Gool House has been “hijacked” and that Reclaim the City has lost control

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News | 16 November 2022

Dreams deferred for matriculants who can’t get IDs

Without an identity document, hopes of further study are dashed

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News | 8 November 2022

City of Cape Town and immigrant shop owners meet to resolve tensions

“We come unannounced not to catch you doing wrong things, but to ensure that your shop is in satisfactory hygienic condition”

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News | 2 November 2022

Cape Town Refugee Reception Centre finally takes shape

After a court battle lasting ten years, the new centre is set to open next year

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News | 20 October 2022

Meet Eric Poku, the “Shoe Doctor” of central Pretoria

Cobbler has been stitching the inner city’s shoes for twenty years

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News | 12 October 2022