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Disgraced actress banned from visiting SA

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Tags: #Immigration Law
A Lithuanian actress has been deported after she tried to abuse SA’s immigration laws, reports The Citizen. Leva Andrejevaite, who was born in Russia, arrived at the Cape Town International Airport in a private jet without a visa on 28 April.

Lawyers say Diepsloot raids illegal

By Daily News Published on Monday, 09 May 2022
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law
Human rights and immigration lawyers say it is illegal for police officers to stop people and ask for identification if they do not have a search warrant or reasonable suspicion of a crime having been committed, reports the Mail & Guardian.

Motsoaledi’s video attack on foreigners goes viral

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Immigration Law
A video of Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi launching a stinging attack on illegal foreign nationals is spreading on the Internet.

Alleged passport fraudsters charged with corruption

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Tags: #Criminal Law #Immigration Law
The case against 27 people charged with fraudulently selling passports to foreign nationals has been postponed to 5 April for a formal bail application.

Court urged to declare Zimbabweans permanent residents

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law
The Zimbabwean Exemption Permit Holders Association, representing about 250 000 Zimbabweans in SA, has asked the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) to declare them permanent residents, as their permits expire next month.

South Africans - Don’t Lose Your Own Citizenship When You Apply for Another!

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Friday, 01 October 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Immigration Law
A recent High Court judgment has confirmed that you will lose your South African citizenship if you apply for citizenship of any other country without prior Ministerial permission.

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.

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