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‘South Africa is a soft target for foreign criminals’: Herman Mashaba

“We have become like a soft target for foreign criminals fleeing their countries.” These were the words of The People’s Dialogue founder Herman Mashaba, who spoke out about illegal immigration

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‘Using national security as grounds to deport refugees reminiscent of apartheid’

The Home Affairs Minister can now deport or detain asylum seekers on the grounds of ‘national security’ at his own discretion. Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has called into question

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Children born to foreigners in South Africa eligible to apply for citizenship

Children born in South Africa to foreign parents are now eligible to apply for South African citizenship. This is after a 4 year legal battle, the constitutional court concluded the

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Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi welcomes the arrest of an immigration official on corruption charges

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, welcomes the arrest of immigration official Sam Langa who was arrested during a sting operation by the police, on 09 January 2020

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No bail for refugee leader

CAPE TOWN – Cape Town refugee leader Jean-Pierre Balous has been denied bail. He made a brief appearance in a Cape Town court on Friday morning. Balous was arrested on

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More than 120 undocumented foreigners arrested at Durban beachfront

More than 120 undocumented foreign nationals have been arrested at the Durban beachfront. They were arrested during Police Minister Bheki Cele’s walkabout in the area. The majority of those taken

IMMIGRANT CHILD BARRED FROM SCHOOL FOR LACK OF DOCUMENTS

School’s action directly contradicts instructions of ministers of Home Affairs and of Basic Education An immigrant child has been out of school for a year after Bodibe Intermediate Public School

BORDER BILL A STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING LAW

Parliament is one step closer to finalising the long-awaited Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill that will see coordinated efforts among government departments to safeguard South Africa’s borders. With thousands of

SA SPENDS BILLIONS ON DEPORTING UNDOCUMENTED FOREIGN NATIONALS

South Africa has spent around R5 billion over the past five years to deport undocumented foreign nationals who live in the country illegally. It also spent over R8 billion to

MOTSOALEDI: MINORS STILL REQUIRED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTS WHEN THEY LEAVE SA

JOHANNESBURG – The Department of Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday said South African children were still required to provide supporting documents when they left the country. The minister