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LHR chalks up two important victories

By Daily News Published on Friday, 17 September 2021
Tags: #Immigration Law #Litigation
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) scored major legal victories in two separate cases on behalf of people who have been fighting for years to continue their lives in SA.

How officials allegedly helped Bushiris revealed

By Daily News Published on Monday, 23 August 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Immigration Law
The Home Affairs Department has suspended and taken disciplinary action against its permits section’s staff members found to have allegedly had a direct hand in the fraudulent process and approval of fugitive preacher Shepherd Bushiri’s permanent residence applications, according to a City Press report.

Expats being deprived of SA citizenship rights

By Daily News Published on Friday, 20 August 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Immigration Law #Litigation
The recent judgment by Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Jody Kollapen that the SA Citizenship Act 88 of 1995 does not deprive South Africans of their citizenship has ‘dealt a blow to potentially tens of thousands of South Africans living abroad, who were stripped of their SA citizenship on becoming citizens of foreign countries’.

Home Affairs dents Atul Gupta's passport bid

By Daily News Published on Friday, 02 July 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Immigration Law #Litigation
Atul Gupta’s audacious bid for a new South African passport while dodging State Capture corruption investigations and criminal charges has been dented by a decisive response from the Department of Home Affairs, says a Daily Maverick report.

Nigerian father loses citizenship bid

By Daily News Published on Friday, 14 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law #Litigation
The SCA has dismissed Nigerian national Anthony Nwafor’s attempt to set aside the decision to deprive him and his minor children of their citizenship in SA, says a Cape Times report.

Home Affairs trying to escape blame...

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law
‘SA’s immigration and citizenship systems are about to change fundamentally,’ says immigration attorney Gary Eisenberg, founder of Eisenberg & Associates.

Britons fined for entering SA during lockdown

By Daily News Published on Monday, 18 May 2020
Tags: #Immigration Law #Litigation
Two British nationals have been fined R50 000 each for illegally entering SA during the lockdown.

Refugees in court after Cape Town scuffle

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Immigration Law
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he and other stakeholders in the stand-off between refugees and authorities in Cape Town have been asked to appear before the parliamentary portfolio committee.

Fees Must Fall activist pleads guilty, gets suspended sentence

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law
Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini has been given a suspended sentence following his plea and a sentencing agreement relating to public violence and contravening the provisions of the Immigration Act.

Arrests as Cape Town refugees stand-off goes on

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Immigration Law #Litigation
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reiterated it will not be able to resettle the large group of refugees involved in a stand-off with Cape Town's Law Enforcement Unit, which is preventing them from sleeping on pavements in the CBD.

Top court victory in citizenship rights challenge

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 27 February 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law #Litigation
The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of five applicants, born in SA to foreign parents, who were seeking to apply for citizenship.

Home Affairs finally relents on 'trapped' children

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Family Law #Immigration Law #Litigation
Five American families and the special needs SA children they have legally adopted will finally be able to go home after the Home Affairs Department agreed to issue the necessary documents and passports.

State ordered to fix visa law flaw

By Daily News Published on Monday, 01 July 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law #Litigation
The state has been given 24 months to fix laws that require foreign spouses of locals to travel to their home countries to renew visas. The Cape Times reports in a majority judgment, the Constitutional Court ruled that the requirement by Home Affairs was constitutionally invalid.

Landmark order eases way for refugee families

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 June 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law #Litigation
A landmark court order has eliminated administrative barriers for asylum-seeking and refugee families whose dependents may now apply to be documented either through family-joining or on their own terms, says a Cape Times report.

Refugee Centre wants Home Affairs to be held in contempt

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 June 2019
Tags: #Immigration Law #Litigation
The Scalabrini Centre is going back to court to demand that an official be appointed to oversee the reopening of the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office, says a Cape Argus report.

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