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.

Many SA state websites down – including Home Affairs – due to a 'power outage'

2018-08-10 13:32

Most home affairs services such as birth certificates, ID's and passport are affected.

Home Affairs committee 'disappointed' at timing of Apleni resignation

2018-07-24 14:38

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs says it is 'disappointed' that former Home Affairs director general Mkuseli Apleni resigned from his position at an 'unfortunate time'.

Gigaba confirms resignation of Home Affairs DG Mkuseli Apleni

2018-07-23 11:22

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has confirmed that director general Mkuseli Apleni resigned.

Woman who gave birth twice in one year can't get birth certificate

2018-05-09 09:01

Nompumelelo Caluza has been trying for more than five years to get a birth certificate for her six-year-old daughter at the Home Affairs Prospecton branch in Isipingo, south of Durban.

9 officials arrested for allegedly helping at least 36 foreign parolees escape - Cele

2018-03-19 18:33

Nine government officials who were arrested have been accused of illegally releasing at least 36 parolees over the period of a year so that they could escape deportation.

Home Affairs systems online again after countrywide failure

2018-03-11 11:50

The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed that its systems were online again after being down throughout the country, as the first voters' registration weekend takes place.


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.

This is why government websites have been down for days

2018-08-13 16:59

State websites were running on batteries after a power outage on Friday.

Gigaba appoints Thulani Mavuso as Home Affairs' acting director general

2018-07-30 15:09

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced the appointment of Thulani Mavuso as the acting director general of the department.

Unions welcome Apleni resignation

2018-07-23 19:02

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union has called Apleni's tenure as director general at home affairs a "reign of terror".

Gupta citizenship: MPs unhappy about sluggish start to inquiry

2018-05-30 17:05

Committee members have met for an update on the progress around setting up "Phase Two" of their probe into how Gupta family members received their citizenship.

For asylum seekers, the long walk to freedom is still beyond reach

2018-04-12 10:15

A pregnant woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo talks about her battle for refugee status for the last five years.

Mother blames Home Affairs for son's 'stagnant life'

2018-03-16 19:40

A Pretoria mother is blaming the Department of Home Affairs for her son sitting at home after he "successfully" completed his matric last year.

Citizens Gupta: Finally clarified. Sort of.

2018-03-07 22:18

Atul and Rajesh Gupta are South African citizens, the fugitive Ajay Gupta is not, the department of home affairs clarifed after confusion reigned for about 22 hours and 30 minutes on the status of Atul.

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