SA Migration Newsletter
01 / 2024
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17. Jan. 2024 Daily Maverick

The Gauteng High Court handed down a landmark judgement on Tuesday, 16 January, declaring the Department of Home Affairs’ practice of blocking IDs unjust and inconsistent with the South African constitution. The Department of Home Affairs is no longer allowed to block South African IDs arbitrarily, cutting citizens and residents off from essential services, following a landmark judgment from the Gauteng high court. Lawyers for Human Rights has welcome the ruling. In a landmark judgment that has been years in the making, the Gauteng high court in Pretoria has declared that the Department of Home Affairs’ (DHA) practice of blocking South African IDs is an unjust and irregular administrative action
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16. Jan. 2024 City Press

The following argument in the department of home affairs’ white paper on immigration just about sums it up: “South Africa is today a great place to live in and many people in the world aspire to live in, work in or be citizens of South Africa. In the result, many foreign nationals come to South Africa and stay in the country illegally. No one can account for all undocumented migrants. The department of home affairs has no idea as to how many illegal immigrants are in South Africa.
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11. Jan. 2024 DHA

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has announced the extension of the closing date for the submission of public comments on the White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection from 19 January 2024 to 31 January 2024. The announcement is contained in Gazette No 49976, published on 08 January 2024. The Department has received substantial public comments. The extension of the closing date follows requests received from various organisations and individuals for additional time due to December holidays
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08. Jan. 2024 IOL

A foreign national and father of two’s honesty has caused him ongoing problems and legal fees. For four years, he worked in the country with a fraudulent work visa, but the moment he reported the fraud to Home Affairs, rather than assisting him, he faced deportation. The man, only identified as TC in a judgment delivered shortly before Christmas, told the Western Cape High Court that he had no idea that he was issued with a fraudulent visa. Being honest, he immediately reported it to the department. This was the start of his uphill battle in a bid to obtain his work permit in a legal manner.
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02. Jan. 2023 Bbc news

At the beginning of his first term in office in 2019, Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi vowed to make his country `the Germany of Africa`. He promised to grow the economy and create jobs for the people, in a country with massive resources but whose population was living in poverty. In his first four years in power, he did not achieve his ambitious goal of transforming such a vast country, but now he has a second chance after he was declared the winner of a chaotic election. He is due to be sworn in for a second term on 20 January.
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30. Dec. 2023 SA Migration

Subject: Extension of Temporary Travel Concession for Foreign Nationals wishing to leave South Africa without incurring an Overstay Ban or being declared Undesirable upon leaving South Africa I trust this letter finds you well. I am writing to bring to your attention the recent developments announced by the Department of Home Affairs regarding the extension of temporary concessions concerning foreign nationals and their respective visa applications. In light of the ongoing backlog in processing outcomes on waiver applications, visa applications, and appeal applications, the Department of Home Affairs has approved a series of temporary measures to mitigate the impact on affected individuals. In accordance with Circular: Extension Of Temporary Concession In Respect Of Foreign Nationals In Light Of A Continued Backlog In Processing Outcomes On Waiver Applications, Visa Applications And Appeal Applications - Dated 21 December ` Issued by Director General we summarise the main points affecting you .
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26. Dec. 2023 News Day

It’s the daily pilgrimage for thousands of Zimbabweans: the hunt for the elusive national identity document (ID). AN icy wind whips through the deserted streets, stinging the faces of the figures huddled together outside the Registrar-General’s office. They clutch worn backpacks and thermoses, a makeshift breakfast in the battle against the cold and frustration.
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