If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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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.
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.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has declared Home Affairs’ prohibition on asylum seekers marrying unconstitutional.
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.
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.
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.
If you find yourself without any form of ID on election day, you may still have a chance to make your cross.
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.
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.
More than 200 000 traveller movements have been recorded at the Beitbridge border post in the first half of December.
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.
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.
It is "untenable" that South Africa can have large numbers of undocumented immigrants, chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs Bongani Bongo said.
“The non-responsiveness by Home Affairs left no room for us to engage with them”
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.
The Roodepoort Department of Home Affairs office is closed to the public, following a burglary in which computers were stolen.
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.
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.
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'.
The Department of Home Affairs is issuing identity documents to victims of the Alexandra fire, waiving the required fees.
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