Home Affairs system down across the country due to power outage

2018-08-10 12:04

The Department of Home Affairs says that it is experiencing system downtime due to a power supply outage at the State Information Technology Agency.

Former Angolan refugees face uncertain future

2018-06-05 07:56

They were expecting permanent residency, but they have been offered four years in South Africa instead.

Home Affairs extends deadline for new Zimbabwe Exemption Permit

2018-02-01 14:31

The Department of Home Affairs has extended the closing date for applications for the new Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) to February 15, 2018, in order to accommodate Zimbabweans who are battling to get their new passport.

Woman, 61, 'dragged' from Home Affairs

2018-01-22 13:45

A pensioner was traumatised after she was allegedly assaulted and forcibly removed from a queue by two security guards at Pietermaritzburg’s Home Affairs.

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Mos Def to the SA government will enable him to leave the country immediately, and immigration-related charges will be withdrawn against him.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


We're doing all we can to end long wait in Home Affairs queues – Gigaba

2018-07-23 15:16

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says his department is doing all it can to end the long wait in queues at their various branches across the country.

Eight years and counting for Home Affairs to fix clerical error

2018-03-14 11:16

For the past eight years Mbhekiseni Zuma and his wife Nomusa, have been in and out of the Prospecton branch of the Department of Home Affairs to have a gender mistake rectified.

No toilets for refugees while new offices for Cape Town in pipeline

2018-01-31 09:42

Portable toilets have been removed at the Cape Town Refugee Office, forcing some to use the filthy grounds outside. But a new refugee office is on the way, according to the Department of Home Affairs.

Home Affairs 'place keepers' illegal

2017-12-28 13:45

The Department of Home Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal has said it is investigating allegations that officials are involved in selling “numbers” to people queuing outside to enter their offices.

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.

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