'Fake news!' Home Affairs reacts to rumour of 'discontinuation' of green ID book

2020-01-27 15:38

The Department of Home Affairs has taken to Twitter to quash rumours that the green barcoded ID books are being "discontinued".

Gigaba was 'incorrect' to naturalise Guptas, committee finds

2019-03-18 12:00

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has found that former minister Malusi Gigaba was "incorrect" to grant members of the Gupta family early naturalisation, but has not recommended any sanctions.

Parliament to get update on Fireblade saga

2019-02-19 10:17

It will be the first time that the Department of Home Affairs has briefed Parliament on this matter since Malusi Gigaba resigned as minister in November last year.

Teen pleads with home affairs minister to make his tertiary dreams a reality

2019-01-18 05:30

Tumane Mokoena, who can't locate his parents, is struggling to get his hands on an identity document so he can study further.

Ban home affairs officials from using cellphones at front desks – MPs

2019-01-14 13:01

A parliamentary committee has called for an outright ban of cellphone use by home affairs officials at the department's front desks.

Be patient, Home Affairs tells Zimbabweans awaiting permits

2018-12-04 06:18

The Department of Home Affairs has urged Zimbabweans who haven't received their special permits to be patient

Durban teen desperate for passport to get to Special Olympics

2018-11-23 13:45

A 15-year-old from Ningizimu Special School in Montclair, Durban has been selected to compete in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates next year.

EXCLUSIVE: How Gigaba ignored a legal opinion on challenging the Guptas' citizenship

2018-10-17 13:44

A legal opinion handed to Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in May this year, by a top senior advocate and two juniors, strongly recommends he take court action to challenge the citizenship of members of the Gupta family.

Parliament welcomes visa reforms announced by Gigaba

2018-09-26 11:42

The visa reforms are due to be implemented ahead of the festive season because of their potential to create economic growth.

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.


'Agents' charge R300 to jump Home Affairs queue for you

2019-04-05 15:55

At the Home Affairs offices in Pietermaritzburg, you can get to the front of the queue if you pay R300.

Home Affairs tells man to bring his dead mother if he wants a smart ID

2019-03-05 13:04

A 45-year-old South African has been told that he has to bring his dead mother to the Department of Home Affairs if he wants to get his smart ID, because he has been registered as an illegal immigrant.

Marginal increase in travellers in and out of SA over festive season

2019-01-20 13:32

South Africa experienced a marginal increase in travellers over the festive season, with 6.8 million people entering the country, the Department of Home Affairs says.

WATCH: Home affairs officials caught on their phones as people queue to be helped

2019-01-16 11:47

The Department of Home Affairs has said it will investigate after officials were filmed using their cellphones while on duty. WATCH.

Home affairs extends working hours at some of its larger offices

2019-01-03 18:49

The Department of Home Affairs says some of its bigger offices will be open from 07:00 to 19:00 until January 11.

Born in SA but not a citizen - matriculant's university hopes 'shattered'

2018-11-27 08:08

Time is running out for Ebenezer Odei to get the funding he needs to be able to attend university in 2019. Odei was born in South Africa in 2000, but does not have permanent residence status.

Gigaba under fire: Former supplier sues Home Affairs for R794m - report

2018-10-19 10:01

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has been subpoenaed as part of a liquidation matter involving a supplier to the department.

I visited the Guptas for 'social cohesion reasons' - Gigaba

2018-10-10 07:52

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba visited the Guptas for "social cohesion reasons", but denies they had any sway over him, when he appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs' inquiry.

Travel rules relaxed for foreign parents travelling with children

2018-09-25 11:42

While documentation proving parental consent for a minor to travel is no longer a requirement, it is strongly recommended that travellers carry this documentation, says the Department of Home Affairs.

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.

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