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Home Affairs accused of sabotaging visa applications

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2023
Tags: #Immigration Law
SA’s immigration landscape has changed drastically over the past 18 months, bringing with it a host of new hurdles that have become a nightmare for businesses to navigate.

‘Prohibited person’ gets second chance at visa

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 15 August 2023
Tags: #Immigration Law #Litigation
The Western Cape High Court has granted a second chance to Robert Arthur – declared a ‘prohibited person’ by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) – to have his status reconsidered after it emerged that the reason for the declaration was based on an error.

ZEP decision unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 29 June 2023
Tags: #Immigration Law #Litigation
The decision by the Minister of Home Affairs to terminate the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit programme has been declared unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid, reports GroundUp.

Automatic loss of SA citizenship unconstitutional

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 June 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Immigration Law #Litigation
The SCA has dismissed the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) order which stripped South Africans living abroad of their citizenship. It ruled that legislation, which led to the loss of SA citizenship when acquiring other citizenship, was irrational and unconstitutional.

Home Affairs to explain remote working visa delays

By Daily News Published on Friday, 28 April 2023
Tags: #Immigration Law
The Standing Committee on Finance, Economic Opportunities & Tourism has secured confirmation from the Department of Home Affairs that it will appear before the Western Cape legislature to explain the delays in implementing a remote working visa.

Home Affairs explores new visa categories

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 April 2023
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Immigration Law
The Department of Home Affairs says it has started laying the groundwork for new visa types to be introduced in SA, in a bid to attract skilled workers.

Business wants Ramaphosa to overhaul visa regime

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 April 2023
Tags: #Immigration Law
A major overhaul of SA’s visa regime is needed, and during his upcoming investment conference, President Cyril Ramaphosa should address the issue, according to Business Leadership SA (BLSA), reports Fin24.

Russian woman wins visa battle

By Daily News Published on Friday, 17 March 2023
Tags: #Immigration Law #Litigation
A Russian woman who was declared a prohibited person after she was found in possession of a fraudulent work visa, has won her court bid against the Department of Home Affairs with costs, to remain in the country pending her application for status.

Hurdles in applying for citizenship reinstatement

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 16 February 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Immigration Law
With the number of South Africans emigrating reported to have soared, many are applying for foreign citizenship over permanent residence to cease tax residency in SA –and so avoid paying tax here while living and working in another country.

ConCourt to decide fate of jailed Ethiopian activist

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2023
Tags: #Immigration Law #Litigation
The Constitutional Court has agreed to hear a cry for help from jailed Ethiopian human rights activist Beneyam Deselegn Ashebo, who is detained at Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria because he is in SA illegally.


Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2023
Tags: #Immigration Law #International Law
South African Nationals are looking at acquiring a second citizenship and passport for their families and themselves in record numbers. A second citizenship and passport can be for immediate use or as a “plan B”.


Published on Tuesday, 17 January 2023
Tags: #Immigration Law
Australia is a very attractive destination for many South Africans who are considering moving abroad. Located in the southern hemisphere, both nations have similar climates with mild winters and long, delightful summers.

SA passport climbs up the ranking list

By Daily News Published on Monday, 16 January 2023
Tags: #Immigration Law
SA’s passport power went up in the past year as Egypt can now be accessed visa-free, reports the Daily Maverick. South Aficans can now visit 106 destinations visa-free – out of 227 measured by Henley & Partners for its annual passport ranking and Global Mobility Report.

Zimbabweans seek interdict against SA banks, schools

By Daily News Published on Monday, 05 December 2022
Tags: #Immigration Law
The Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Holders Association (Zepha) heads to court this week seeking an urgent interdict to stop banks and schools in SA from harassing Zimbabweans who are under threat of deportation once the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) system expires in 2023.

Fresh lawsuit over Zimbabwean Exemption Permit

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 28 July 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law #Litigation
The Department of Home Affairs is facing another lawsuit relating to the looming termination of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP).

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