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17 Jul

South Africa: Cosatu Calls for It Companies to Stop Importing Foreign Labour

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Cosatu is deeply concerned about Multi National and South African companies importing foreign labour for jobs that South Africans can do. This attempt by companies to profit by flouting SA immigration laws is unacceptable. There are many jobs in the IT Sector that can be done by South African graduates, that companies are importing labour
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14 Jul

New home affairs office opens in Thaba Nchu

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Residents of Thaba Nchu in the Free State will no longer have to travel distances in order to apply for identity documents. This as Wednesday saw the opening of a home affairs office in the area. The home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba says his department has witnessed a turnaround in staff attitude and that there’s
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25 Jun

ICG Op-Ed: The Global Refugee Crisis, a call to principled action

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Photo: A boy looks out of a bus window as refugees from Syria and Iraq board a bus transferring them to a new organised hosting facility in Attica from the port of Piraeus, Greece, 11 April 2016, where almost 5,000 migrants and refugees have been staying for more than a month. EPA/SIMELA PANTZARTZI By many
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25 Jun

Home Affairs office hours to be extended for elections: Gigaba

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Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced the extension of working hours for all Home Affairs offices countrywide. Speaking in Pretoria, Gigaba says the extended working periods will come into operation from the last weekend of July until August 3. Gigaba says the decision to extend hours is in line with the department’s mandate prescribed
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14 Jun

EXCLUSIVE: DTI heading to Zimbabwe to thrash out ban on SA goods

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A truck and trailer loaded with 30 tons of maize drives into a Beitbridge customs and immigration control point on the South African border with Zimbabwe. File picture: REUTERS THE Department of Trade and Industry is due to send a technical team to Zimbabwe in a day or two, armed with a list of more
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08 Apr

Don’t overstay your validity period of your permit

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The Department of Home Affairs has tightened the grip on people staying illegal in South Africa. The officials at the border posts are showing a now mercy attitude, even if one has overstayed for one day only. The consequences of an overstay are as follows: The Director-General may declare a foreigner undesirable who overstays after
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08 Apr

South Africans are losing their citizenship

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Many South African emigrants who have obtained citizenship in other countries may be surprised when they discover that they no longer have SA citizenship and the right to vote. According to a law firm, approximately 2000 South African expatriates have lost their citizenship between 2011 and 2015. In most cases the withdrawal is only detected
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08 Mar

Important Refund Update

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Important Refund Update Due to the large influx of refund requests, we will unfortunately not be able to meet the 30 calendar turnaround time and hence there will be a delay in your refund request. We are working tirelessly to resolve this issue and regret any inconvenience this delay may have caused.
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24 May

Lesotho Special Permit

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Registration commencing 01 March 2016 to 30 June 2016 LSP programme features: The LSP is applicable to all illegal Lesotho nationals who are working, studying or running businesses in the RSA LSP applications will be managed by VFS Visa Processing SA Pty Ltd and adjudicated by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) A dedicated call
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