Home Affairs DG briefing cancelled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

2017-10-26 06:12

A briefing by Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni to address the media after the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria set aside his suspension has been cancelled

Home affairs DG's challenge of suspension to be heard in court

2017-10-17 05:52

Director-general of the department of home affairs Mkuseli Apleni is expected to challenge his suspension by Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize in the High Court.

Refugees struggle to renew papers at Home Affairs

2017-06-19 08:25

A number of refugees from Somalia say they keep getting turned away at the Customs House foreshore offices of Home Affairs when trying to renew their documents.

The long road to SA citizenship for former Angolan refugees

2017-02-15 07:57

Kazi Irene Boaventura and her brother Filipe, part of a group of 2 000 former Angolan refugees who fled 19 years ago, are applying for special exemption to continue their lives in South Africa.

Mos Def can leave, but not return to SA

2016-11-22 11:22

An apology by Mos Def to the SA government will enable him to leave the country immediately, and immigration-related charges will be withdrawn against him.

Police, Sars won't lose power under new border control unit

2016-09-14 10:51

The South African Revenue Service and the police will not lose their constitutional functions at the country's borders with the setting up of a new border control authority, Parliament’s home affairs portfolio committee has said.

Zim man who tweeted home affairs minister gets visa at 11th hour

2016-08-17 13:27

A Zimbabwean man who faced deportation because his permanent residency application had taken nearly four years, has finally received his papers after desperately contacting the minister and News24.

Gigaba waives destruction of uncollected IDs for elections

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba says his department will waive a rule on destroying uncollected ID books for the 2016 municipal election year.

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'Dead man' seeking disability grant

2015-09-23 10:04

For over a decade now, the South African Social Security Agency has failed to re-instate Steven Shange’s disability grant after he was erroneously declared dead.

Home Affairs ID verification system down

2015-09-11 10:13

The Department of Home Affairs says its ID verification system is down and will be for most of Friday.


Home Affairs DG Mkuseli Apleni's suspension set aside

2017-10-25 11:16

The suspension of the director-general of the Department of Home Affairs Mkuseli Apleni has been overturned.

Gigaba must resign to help 'uncapture' state - DA

2017-07-19 14:41

The Democratic Alliance says it will hold a protest outside National Treasury calling for "Gupta appointee" Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to step down.

Duplicate identity nightmare

2017-02-27 10:27

A Pietermaritzburg man has found himself embroiled in what seems to be a case of “identity theft”.

SA not shutting neighbours out - Gigaba

2016-12-06 21:36

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the proposed new border management authority is not an attempt at keeping citizens of neighbouring countries out, but a means of shutting down "irregular entry into our country".

UPDATE: Botswana-bound pastor laments decision of 'wicked' SA

Anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson has lashed out at South Africa in his latest online video, following Tuesday's announcement by Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba that Anderson is unwelcome in the Republic and will not be granted a visa. Watch.

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Smart Card bank applications to be expanded

2016-08-25 08:08

Home Affairs has planned to expand its Smart Card applications at bank branches by the end of October, following the success of the pilot project, Minister Malusi Gigaba said.

Home affairs will provide temporary IDs for disaster-hit voters - Gigaba

2016-07-29 10:41

Home affairs will issue temporary identity certificates for free to those who lost their documents during recent severe weather around the country, Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Got two passports? You could be in danger of losing SA citizenship

South Africans choosing to work and live in another country, may be surprised to discover they're no longer citizens of South Africa should they choose to acquire the citizenship of their adoptive country, due to stricter application of an old Act. Watch.

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Abuse of dual citizenship an issue - Bapela

2015-09-21 14:52

South Africans who use their dual citizenship to join the army in other countries are abusing the system, the ANC’s international relations subcommittee chairperson Obed Bapela says.

SA not asked to help with European refugee crisis - home affairs

2015-09-07 18:18

South Africa has not yet been asked to provide help during the European refugee crisis, the Department of Home Affairs says.

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