SA Migration Newsletter
02 / 2020
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17. Mar. 2020 SAMI

The CABINET has declared a State of Emergency in the country amid the Coronavirus pandemic. President Hage Geingob announced at the State House that the country will go into almost complete lock-down for the next 30 days. Some of the measures include the suspension of the issuance of visas on arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). There is also the implementation of a travel ban on foreign nationals, by air and sea, from affected countries.
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20. Mar. 2020 Tourism Update

Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has ` together with other aviation authorities ` implemented air travel restrictions as detailed by the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, in the International Air Services (Covid19 Restrictions on The Movement Of Air Travel) Regulations, 2020. The regulations, published today (March 20), ban passenger air travel from countries deemed high risk as per the President’s National Disaster declaration on Sunday (March 15). Countries affected are: South Korea, Italy, Spain, Iran, Germany, and United State of America, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, France and China.
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23. Mar. 2020 SAMI

The Department of Home Affairs is usually rejecting visa cases on a regular basis without giving any reason for it. The South African Court handed down an interesting judgement last week, which will help to better cooperation between home affairs and Immigration Consulting Agencies, as well as applicants in general.
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20. Mar. 2020 Tourism Update

In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Mozambique announced today (March 20) that it has, with immediate effect, suspended the issuing of visas to foreign nationals as well as cancelling those that have already been issued, said Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi in a statement. Furthermore, it has implemented a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers who have recently been outside the country. “Mozambique still has no confirmed case of COVID-19, even among Mozambicans abroad, stressing that prevention remains the main pillar to combat the spread of this virus in the country,” said Nyusi in a statement.
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22. Mar. 2020 Business Insider SA

(Despite a ban on travellers from some countries, South African citizens are still allowed back into the country ` in theory. • Flight cancellations mean South Africans in various parts of the world are effectively stuck, they say. • Some are running out of money, others are worried about legal trouble if they overstay visas. • The SA government is in touch with authorities elsewhere, Dirco says, but there are no plans yet for special repatriation efforts.
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18. Feb. 2020 Cite

A Zimbabwean transgender woman has successfully won her appeal at the South African High Court, stopping that country’s immigration department from deporting her. The High Court ordered her release from detention, stopped her deportation and ruled she could approach the Refugee Centre to submit her application for asylum. The court order also ordered the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services and the Director of Public Prosecutions: Gauteng Local Division and National Prosecution Authority to pay the costs of the applicant’s application.
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20. Mar. 2020 Business Insider SA

• Measures aimed at curbing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are causing chaos as they are patchily implemented. • Some permanent residents ` who must be allowed entry back into South Africa, no matter where they come from ` are being denied boarding for flights back to SA. • Meanwhile, restrictions on travellers from some countries were not fully applied on Thursday, then caused chaos at OR Tambo on Friday.
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22. Mar. 2020 Business Insider SA

• Standard Bank is giving all of its business clients with a turnover of less than R20 million per year a debt repayment holiday of three months. • They don`t have to pay debt instalments until end-June, but interest and fees will still accrue during this time. • Businesses don`t need to apply for the holiday - they will get it automatically if they are not behind on payments and `in good standing` with the bank. • Students are also getting an automatic three-month repayment holiday, and no interest or fees will accrue during this time.
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