ARTICLES RELATING TO HOME AFFAIRS

Gogo's 20-year battle to change error on her ID

2019-05-31 12:29

Home Affairs officials in the Eastern Cape are investigating claims by an elderly woman who has been battling for more than two decades to correct an error on her ID.

Roodepoort home affairs office closed following break-in

2019-05-20 13:23

The Roodepoort Department of Home Affairs office is closed to the public, following a burglary in which computers were stolen.

Home Affairs to extend operating hours ahead of elections, website still down

2019-04-25 21:11

With just 12 days to go to the national general elections, the Department of Home Affairs says it will be extending its operating hours to accommodate people who need to collect their identity cards.

MPs concerned about Home Affairs' contract for visas

2019-03-12 21:25

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs wants the renewal of a contract to outsource the processing of visas reviewed, likening it to the controversial Cash Paymaster Services contract.

PSA slams call to ban Home Affairs officials from using cellphones at front desks

2019-01-15 17:01

The Public Servants Association of South Africa has slammed the call by Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs to ban the use of cellphones by officials at their front desks as 'misplaced and ill-informed'.

Home Affairs issues IDs, birth certificates to Alex fire victims

2018-12-14 19:48

The Department of Home Affairs is issuing identity documents to victims of the Alexandra fire, waiving the required fees.

Home affairs: MPs commit to working with Gigaba's successor to solve queue problem

2018-11-23 16:24

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs views Siyabonga Cwele's appointment as minister of home affairs as a good step towards resolving some of the department's challenges.

Rwandan man faces death if he is deported from South Africa

2018-11-03 10:56

The Constitutional Court will decide if Alex Ruta can seek asylum.

Residents say they're forced to pay R4 to use the toilet at EC Home Affairs office

2018-09-24 14:19

People visiting Home Affairs in Cofimvaba near Queenstown, Eastern Cape, say security guards are forcing them to pay R4 if they need to use the toilet.

Hula hoops, KFC and wedding invites: How the Guptas allegedly motivated naturalisation

2018-09-12 15:08

MPs have heard that the Gupta family offered schools prizes of hula hoops, soccer balls and crayons for the best-designed wedding invitations, all done apparently without the permission of the education department.

 

No matric results for man fighting for his ID details to be corrected

2019-05-24 16:01

Masibulele Soboyisi, 26, wrote matric in 2015. But he still hasn’t received his matric results because his ID says he was born in 2002.

No ID? No problem! Home Affairs is open until 9pm

2019-05-08 10:14

If you find yourself without any form of ID on election day, you may still have a chance to make your cross.

Public warned to watch out for 'election robbers'

2019-04-05 16:03

The Department of Home Affairs has warned the public that a group of scammers, masquerading as officials, are using the upcoming general election as a ploy to rob people.

Other businesses also want in on Fireblade deal, says Home Affairs minister

2019-02-19 12:42

Home Affairs minister Siyabonga Cwele has told Parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs that more businesses have come forward wanting to offer private airport terminal services similar to those of Fireblade.

Beitbridge border post into Zim records 200 000 users in just two weeks

2018-12-20 20:45

More than 200 000 traveller movements have been recorded at the Beitbridge border post in the first half of December.

Home Affairs officials can't refuse to solemnise same-sex marriages after Bill is adopted

2018-12-06 18:45

The National Assembly has adopted a Bill, which will ensure that same-sex couples are treated the same way as heterosexual couples when it comes to civil unions.

Nzimande in, Gigaba out, but home affairs questions get bumped in the House

2018-11-14 19:53

Acting Minister of Home Affairs Blade Nzimande may have been present during the oral question session in Parliament on Wednesday, but answers to key questions in this portfolio were not.

Home Affairs official told frail 86-year-old to 'go back to Lesotho'

2018-10-01 11:36

An 86-year-old woman did not have access to her pension for three months because she lost her ID and SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) card and was unable to get new ones.

'Talk to my lawyer' - Gupta 'fixer' Chawla to parliamentary committee

2018-09-13 13:04

All communication with Ashu Chawla, an alleged Gupta fixer, will have to be through his lawyer, his counsel has told MPs on Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs.

Home Affairs MPs concerned about reports of 'criminal elements' at Pretoria refugee office

2018-09-01 11:10

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs says it remains concerned about reported criminal elements allegedly continuing to operate outside the Desmond Tutu Refugee office in Pretoria.

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