Home affairs battle to fill anti-graft posts

2013-10-10 21:33

The home affairs department has a 34% vacancy rate in its counter-corruption branch and is facing delays in filling the posts.

Case against home affairs withdrawn

2012-11-15 20:41

An application to prevent the home affairs department from violating the rights of foreigners has been withdrawn, director general Mkuseli Apleni says.

Thousands have duplicated IDs

2012-03-02 10:33

There are 121 000 South Africans who have more than one identity document or are sharing an identity number with someone else, home affairs officials say.

Zim documentation almost done

2012-01-19 20:54

The process of documenting more than 250 000 Zimbabweans living in South Africa has almost been completed, says a senior home affairs official.

Refugee centres along borders planned

2011-05-27 16:05

Plans are underway to establish asylum reception centres on the country's borders amid complaints that those close to business areas are a nuisance and irritating, says home affairs.

Offices open on voter registration days

2011-01-27 22:54

Offices of the department of home affairs will be open on the IEC's voter registration weekend in February, the home affairs director general says.

Home affairs to clear permit backlog

2010-11-18 21:25

All study, work and business permits will now be issued only by home affairs in Pretoria to "fast-track" services and reduce backlogs currently standing at 13 000.

Call centre to help Zimbabweans

2010-09-22 20:33

A call centre has been established to help Zimbabweans living in South Africa get their documentation in order, says Home Affairs.


Home affairs clamps down on fake documents

2013-10-04 09:00

Numerous mechanisms have been adopted to curb the fraudulent issuing of documents by dishonest home affairs officials, the department's director general says.

Deportation claims denied

2012-11-06 21:13

Home Affairs has denied that it is planning to deport 30 illegal foreigners held at the Lindela Repatriation Centre.

IDs for all matrics by April - home affairs

2012-03-02 07:39

By April all matriculants across the country should have an identity document, a home affairs official says.

More immigration officials for COP 17

2011-11-17 16:30

Ninety-six more immigration officials will be deployed for the international climate conference in Durban, the home affairs department says.

Passports to cost more

2011-03-24 16:22

Tariffs for passports and identity documents are set to more than double, says the department of home affairs.

Official gives low-down on steamy club

2010-12-09 22:29

Descriptions of steamy scenes at a Cape Town nightclub have emerged in an urgent court application to restore the work permit for some 30 strippers employed there.

Matric ID hotline set up

2010-10-21 16:19

A string of hotline numbers has been set up to speed up identity book applications for matriculants, says home affairs director general Mkuseli.

Processing Zimbabweans starts soon

2010-09-10 20:43

The process of officially documenting Zimbabweans in South Africa will kick off soon, says home affairs director general Mkuseli Apleni.

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