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28 Aug

Enough red tape to drive you crazy

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  Trying to communicate with government departments is often an exercise in futility, especially when you’re a foreigner. Worse still, a foreigner in your own land A report out of Germany last week described how Syrian refugees, frustrated by that country’s bureaucracy, had launched an app to help them deal with the red tape.  It’s
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28 Aug

RELOCATION ONLINE HELPS FAMOUS ACTOR

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Michael J White’s business and vacation trip was abruptly halted should it not have been for Relocation Online’s prompt and efficient assistance. Well known actor, Michael J White was in SA recently for business, his family was to join him for a family vacation. On arriving at the airport to fly to SA,  the family were
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10 Aug

You don’t take your husband’s name, you won’t be married – Home Affairs official

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You don’t take your husband’s name, you won’t be married – Home Affairs official The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) officials are insisting on issuing women’s names with their marriage surnames, despite applicants explicitly stating that they would prefer their maiden names issued. This was revealed after a newspaper report claimed that a woman, who
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10 Aug

There’s an angel at work in Home Affairs

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There’s an angel at work in Home Affairs » CXPRESS – Free Garden Route Community Paper Plett’s Home Affairs office has restored my faith in the government systems of our HA Department. Thank you, Tokozani – you are an angel. After repeat applications to have the place of birth corrected on my daughter’s unabridged birth
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01 Aug

DHA: What you need to know about SA’s new international migration policy plans

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DHA: What you need to know about SA’s new international migration policy plans | Traveller24<img src=”https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=wI6gl1asWhy36C” style=”display:none” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”” /> Cape Town – We’ve all heard the saying the grass isn’t always greener on the other side – well apparently it is when it comes to South Africa. At least that’s what the department
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01 Aug

Get your new Smart ID card – who qualifies and where to get it

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Get your new Smart ID card – who qualifies and where to get it The Department of Home Affairs launched its new eHomeAffairs system in 2016, which lets South Africans apply for their ID document and passport online. Home Affairs tested the system with FNB and Standard Bank before opening it up to citizens between 30-35 years
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01 Aug

South Africa: ID Application Fees Waived for Natural Disaster Victims

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Home Affairs steps in to ensure those hit by extreme weather can vote <img height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”” style=”display: none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=445819212222366&ev=NoScript” /> CAPE TOWN – The Department of Home Affairs is rolling out mobile trucks to areas affected by flooding and extreme weather in various parts of the country. Tembisa was hit by a tornado while there have also been reports
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21 Jul

Beware of fake officials

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Beware of fake officials | Rekord East The home affairs department has warned people of Pretoria to be wary of individuals claiming to be officials of this department. Spokesperson Thabo Mokgola said no home affairs officials had been deployed to make house visits. Should home affairs officers be deployed for this purpose, an official announcement
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21 Jul

 Zim-Zam univisa ‘coming soon’ – South African Tourism Update

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The univisa between Zimbabwe and Zambia, successfully piloted between 2014 and 2015, will soon be fully implemented, according to Chilala Mayanda Habasimbi, Zambia Ministry of Tourism Acting Principle Tourism and Development Research Officer. “We are hoping soon. I can’t give you an exact date because Zambia is going into elections but I’m hoping everything moves
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