'Me working here was our only lifeline': December 2022 deadline looms for Zimbabwean Exemption Permit holders

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"New immigration policy undoubtedly intends to crack down on foreign nationals unlawfully working in South Africa."
"New immigration policy undoubtedly intends to crack down on foreign nationals unlawfully working in South Africa."

The South African government has said that Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) holders must find alternative ways to stay in South Africa legally by 31 December 2022.

Only Zimbabweans with a Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) Global receipt to show that they have applied for an alternate visa can continue working, studying, and using banks.

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