IMMIGRATION

Undocumented man applying for refugee status can remain in SA, Concourt rules

Court ruled that a delay in applying for refugee status does not affect a person’s right to apply for recognition as a refugee

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Law | 14 January 2022

Immigrants left out of Tshwane metro plans to relocate shack dwellers

“I have no idea where my family and I will go” says Zimbabwean man living in Pretoria informal settlement

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News | 1 December 2021

Protesters in Gqeberha threaten company for employing immigrants

#PutSouthAfricansFirst protesters accused of putting people’s lives in danger

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News | 26 November 2021

Cabinet announces Zimbabwe Exemption Permits will not be extended

Holders of the ZEPs given a year to migrate to other permits

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News | 25 November 2021

Minister and Legal Practice Council oppose court bid by Zimbabwean-born law graduates

Government argues the legal profession is not a rare or critical skill and that many South Africans struggle to get work

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News | 24 November 2021

Immigrants in JHB claim they are being denied health care

Public interest law centre considers legal action against Gauteng health department’s latest “xenophobic” policies

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News | 17 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

Immigrants tough it out in Joburg’s “dark buildings”

They face police raids, evictions, extortion and crime

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Photo Essay | 5 November 2021

Neither here nor there: South Africa’s undocumented children

Akela was born in South Africa. Her parents are from Mozambique. But officially she doesn't exist.

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Video | 3 November 2021

Immigrant children use art to show how prejudice hurts

“I have never been to the DRC. I speak Sesotho fluently and a bit of Afrikaans but I am treated very differently by my peers.”

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Photo Essay | 29 October 2021

Save the Children sounds the alarm over food crisis facing immigrant children

Letter to Department of Social Development still unanswered after more than a year

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News | 26 October 2021

Vital Concourt judgment on warrantless searches

Case arises out of “degrading and invasive” raids on “poor and vulnerable” communities in downtown Johannesburg

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Law | 25 October 2021

Immigrants in Gqeberha say they live in fear after Cele and Mbalula’s remarks

“They came here to fan xenophobia” says informal trader

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News | 22 October 2021

Refugee dies waiting for dream to leave South Africa to come true

Over 100 refugees stuck in limbo for two years at Lindela repatriation centre

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News | 20 October 2021

Cele promises action after Gqeberha violence

Minister says police will be on high alert

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News | 14 October 2021

Waiter who lost his job during lockdown now runs his own pizza takeaway

Takesure Ranjisi makes pizza and sells it from a container in Walmer township

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Brief | 12 October 2021