Two-year extension for Zimbabwe and Lesotho permit holders

New permits to be issued to the approximately 233,000 existing permit holders


Brief | 1 December 2023

Zimbabwe permit application dismissed: no need for it, say judges

Permit holders protected until at least June 2024


Law | 7 November 2023

Concourt slaps Home Affairs minister with personal cost order

Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Director-General Livhuwani Makhode must pay from their own pockets part of legal costs for Lawyers For Human Rights


Law | 30 October 2023

Helen Suzman Foundation goes to court to “avert human catastrophe”

The organisation wants an execution order that will protect Zimbabwean Exemption Permit holders


Law | 27 October 2023

Loved ones who perished in the Joburg building fire

We spoke to surviving relatives at the Hofland Community Centre shelter


News | 8 September 2023

Zimbabweans in SA march to demand elections be nullified

“We just want to go home,” protesters chanted


Brief | 8 September 2023

Immigrants held in cells for four weeks after police raid on restaurant

“I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy” says Zimbabwean restaurant manager at Mowbray police station


News | 16 August 2023

Refugees face “no hope” service from Home Affairs

Dozens queue, but the reception office in Gqeberha only serves 15 asylum seekers a day

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News | 12 July 2023

Immigrants in Diepsloot say they are scapegoats for crime

Complaints of police harassment


News | 10 July 2023

Motsoaledi to apply for leave to appeal ZEP rulings

Over 178,000 Zimbabweans in South Africa have the special permit allowing them to live and work in the country


Law | 30 June 2023

Termination of Zimbabwean Exemption Permit declared unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid

Full bench of Pretoria High Court directs Home Affairs minister to conduct a fair process in reconsidering the end of the permits


Law | 28 June 2023

Somali shop owners fear turf war between extortion gangs

“Policing” in Philippi is done by criminal syndicates


News | 19 June 2023

Court dismisses MEC’s attempt to quash inquiry into her “killing my health system” remark

“The holding of political office and remaining registered as a medical practitioner are not mutually exclusive” says judge


News | 2 June 2023

“People put borders in their hearts, that’s where xenophobia comes from”

Immigrant and South African women celebrate Africa Day together


News | 29 May 2023

“Stop the rot”: Court interdict sought against Operation Dudula

Immigrant organisations also seek to stop police tolerance and “collusion” with the anti-immigrant movement


News | 25 May 2023

Long delays at Home Affairs mean refugees are missing out on social grants

Legal Resources Centre says these delays are “incredibly worrying”


News | 19 May 2023