National lockdown: Marriage certificates will not be issued, home affairs on skeleton staff

2020-03-25 21:00

Home Affairs will only issue temporary IDs for those who lost theirs and need to make an essential transaction, replacement birth certificates for children who need an essential service like Sassa grants and death certificates.

Religious autonomy, Constitution prescripts clash in same-sex debate as marriage act comes into focus

2019-10-23 20:07

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has convened gathering of religious leaders in Cape Town in a continued effort to shed light on the limitations of the South African Marriage Act and to find a way to enhance it.

Mashaba slams 'dysfunctional' Home Affairs on documentation of migrants

2019-10-22 15:47

Outgoing Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has asked Parliament to help ensure that the "dysfunctional" Department of Home Affairs discharge is duties in terms of documenting foreign nationals.

INFOGRAPHIC | 7 000 Nigerians denied visas - who else is SA rejecting?

2019-10-21 22:31

President Cyril Rampahosa's administration has overseen an increase in the number of visa application denials compared to the final year of Jacob Zuma's presidency.

High number of undocumented immigrants 'untenable' - committee on Home Affairs

2019-08-06 18:51

It is "untenable" that South Africa can have large numbers of undocumented immigrants, chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Bongani Bongo said.

Home Affairs misses deadline for Cape Town refugee office - LRC

2019-07-09 18:08

“The non-responsiveness by Home Affairs left no room for us to engage with them”

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.


Two arrested in Home Affairs fraud bust

2019-12-07 19:05

The arrests came after a woman attempted to apply for two birth certificates with fraudulent proof of birth cards at the Department of Home Affairs in Umlazi.

Motsoaledi says children of migrants should be in school

2019-10-23 15:31

Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has told a joint meeting of the portfolio committees on home affairs and cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs every child needs to go to school.

Sassa and Home Affairs offices stand empty

2019-10-22 15:32

In 2011, offices for home affairs and the SA Social Security Agency were officially opened in Maqongqo Centre, Pietermaritzburg. But a resident says the offices only operated for a short time before they were closed down.

SCA slams Home Affairs, gives asylum seeker green light to marry

2019-10-21 17:23

The Supreme Court of Appeal has declared Home Affairs’ prohibition on asylum seekers marrying unconstitutional.

'Intensify the fight on long queues': Home Affairs tackles service issues

2019-07-10 14:28

Building a "world class" visa regime, new legislation on immigration and getting rid of those pesky lines at Department of Home Affairs offices are some of the top priorities for the department this year.

Fewer than 1 in 6 asylum seekers in SA granted refugee status

2019-07-09 07:48

A total of 533 771 people, mostly coming from war-torn and severely distressed countries, had to leave South Africa or face deportation during the past 10 years after they were not granted refugee status, answers to parliamentary questions reveal.

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.

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