Home affairs ready for elections

2014-03-26 17:52

The home affairs department says it is ready to assist the Electoral Commission of SA with the upcoming national elections.

EFF to submit election list

2014-03-12 16:22

EFF members clad in red T-shirts and berets stood outside the IEC’s offices as the party prepared to submit its candidate lists.

Press club condemns EFF manhandling of media

2014-03-06 12:51

The National Press Club has condemned the manhandling of journalists by the EFF outside the North Gauteng High Court.

Pandor: Asylum system needs changing

2014-02-25 16:23

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says the system allowing thousands of illegal migrants to work in South Africa needs changing.

Mixed body language during Zuma speech

2014-02-13 21:02

There was a mixed reaction in the body language of MPs as they listened to President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.

Wives unite to fight Xenophobia

2014-01-29 15:30

A new united front has emerged, and no I’m not referring to ‘DAgang’ (although it’s just as exciting and divisive), I’m talking about the United Nigerian Wives in South Africa (Unwisa).

Smart ID card applications open in February

2014-01-23 09:09

Pensioners will be able to apply for smart identity document cards from February, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Radebe: I cried during the film

2013-11-03 22:25

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe cried more than once during some of the scenes of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which premiered in Johannesburg.

Zuma arrives in DRC for visit

2013-10-29 15:08

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a two-day visit.

Act on birth registration - DA

2013-10-28 18:28

The DA says Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor must act to ensure the fast and efficient electronic registration of births.

Clampdown on undocumented farmworkers - Pandor

2013-10-10 21:33

Minister Naledi Pandor has told an Agri SA summit that the home affairs department will visit farming communities across South Africa to inspect the immigration status of workers.

Four ANN7 employees ordered to leave SA

2013-10-08 11:00

Four foreigners who trained employees of the Gupta family's ANN7 news channel have been ordered to leave South Africa as they overstepped their permit conditions.

No word from Kenya on 'white widow' passport

2013-09-26 22:25

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says that there has been no word from Kenyan officials on the South African passport of the fugitive Briton dubbed the "white widow".

Zuma’s allies spared the axe

2013-09-15 16:35

President Jacob Zuma’s political allies, Blade Nzimande and Thulas Nxesi, are among the ministers at the bottom of their class, according to government’s own scorecards.

SA making progress: Pandor

2013-08-30 20:30

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says the government has made significant progress in education and health in its current term.

Pandor turns focus to border gate delays

2013-08-06 21:55

Delays at the Oshoek border gate between Mpumalanga and Swaziland will be examined for a solution, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Motshekga on the right track - Zille

2013-08-05 20:23

South African politics can be a rough space, especially when insults fly and labels stick, DA leader Helen Zille says.

Zuma gets smart ID

2013-07-30 19:04

President Jacob Zuma has received his smart card ID from the home affairs department in Pretoria.

Dutch man ordered to leave SA after 17 years

2013-07-26 10:06

A Dutch man who has lived in South Africa with his family for 17 years has been ordered by the department of home affairs to leave the country, it has been reported.

Zuma repositions himself ahead of 2014

2013-07-09 17:42

With less than a year to go to the 2014 elections, President Jacob Zuma has axed allies and ousted Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

UK officials may need visa for SA

2013-06-27 09:38

British diplomats and other officials visiting South Africa might soon have to apply for visas before entering the country, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Urgent hearing of education case

2013-06-11 19:29

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's alleged breaching of an agreement on school infrastructure norms and standards, will be heard as a matter of urgency in the high court.

ID cards roll-out in July, says Pandor

2013-05-23 13:14

Green, bar-coded identity books will be replaced with identity smart cards from July, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Parties take aim at Zuma over 'Guptagate'

2013-05-22 16:37

Opposition parties have placed the blame for "Guptagate" squarely on President Jacob Zuma in a parliamentary debate on the issue.

SA considers tit-for-tat UK visa rules

2013-05-19 19:40

Frustrated by Britain's apparent reluctance to lift its visa requirements for South Africans, government is considering playing tit-for-tat and demanding the same from UK visitors.


MPs stage walkout after 'nonsense' ruling

2014-03-13 20:20

Following a set of verbal exchanges reminiscent of a Monty Python sketch, disagreement over the meaning of the word "nonsense" saw an MP ordered out of the National Assembly.

Motlanthe bids tearful farewell to Parliament

2014-03-11 22:27

A visibly emotional Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has bid farewell to MPs in the National Assembly.

EFF challenging IEC in court

2014-03-04 14:23

The EFF has taken the IEC to court seeking an interdict against having to pay a deposit when submitting a list of candidates for the national elections.

Zuma chuckles as opposition blasts him

2014-02-18 23:34

President Jacob Zuma has been seen chuckling as opposition MPs told him he'd failed to match up to his predecessors, Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela.

Wives unite to fight Xenophobia

2014-01-30 14:00

South African women married to Nigerian men have formed a group aimed at dispelling stereotypes directed towards them and their husbands.

Wives unite to fight Xenophobia

2014-01-28 15:38

South African women married to Nigerian men have formed a group aimed at dispelling stereotypes directed towards them and their husbands.

34 home affairs mobile units not functional

2013-11-26 12:56

With months to go before next year's elections, a spares shortage has left nearly a third of the home affairs department's mobile offices immobile, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Pandor announces plan to promote research

2013-10-30 09:02

The government will continue to promote excellence in research at universities, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Pandor to be president for a day

2013-10-29 14:06

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor will be acting president during President Jacob Zuma's trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Smart ID: Who will pay and who won't

2013-10-24 21:32

Talks are under way to decide if some people should be exempt from paying the R140 fee for new smart ID cards, says home affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa.

SA to clampdown on undocumented farmworkers

2013-10-10 18:00

The home affairs department will visit farming communities across South Africa to inspect the immigration status of workers, says Minister Naledi Pandor.

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.

Pandor: White widow passport fraudulent

2013-09-26 14:53

A South African passport belonging to woman allegedly involved in the attack at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya was fraudulently acquired, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

ANC sends heavies to Tlokwe

2013-09-09 19:28

ANC's top brass have been sent in to do door-to-door campaigns in five Tlokwe wards to help the party's national working committee understand the community's concerns.

Voter education plan ready for 2014

2013-08-19 18:02

A series of "voter education" programmes are to be rolled out ahead of next year's general elections, according to Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor.

Zille grasps SA education - Motshekga

2013-08-06 19:38

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille understands the problems bedevilling the education sector, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Smart ID printers named after activists

2013-07-30 20:07

The new ID smart cards will provide a sense of citizenship and belonging to all South Africans, President Jacob Zuma says.

Pandor set for Zuma's smart ID handover

2013-07-30 14:02

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor has arrived at the department’s offices in the Pretoria CBD to hand over a smart card ID to President Jacob Zuma.

Desmond Tutu gets Smart ID

2013-07-25 13:27

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been received his ID smartcard and described it as a "great honour".

Smart ID, new bridge for Mandela Day

2013-07-02 16:25

The launch of so-called smart ID cards and the opening of a new bridge are among activities set to take place on Mandela Day, Cabinet has announced.

Africans should stand together - Pandor

2013-06-20 14:31

The inhumane and degrading treatment of African foreign nationals is a threat to democracy and freedom in South Africa, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

MPs criticise Western Cape ANCYL

2013-06-06 22:32

There is no need for the ANC to reprimand youth league members involved in a fight with the City of Cape Town, Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana says.

Report damns Koloane but MPs unconvinced

2013-05-22 22:34

The government report on the Gupta scandal damns suspended Chief of State Protocol Bruce Koloane, and exonerates President Jacob Zuma and his ministers, but opposition MPs dismissed the findings.

Unclear if Guptas will be charged

2013-05-19 21:34

The police and NPA are responsible for deciding whether the Gupta family would be prosecuted for the irregular landing of their plane at Waterkloof Air Force Base, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says.

8 years before all have smart IDs

2013-05-09 22:20

It would take up to eight years to issue all South Africans with so-called smart card identity documents, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

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