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.

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.


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.

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.

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