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Syndicate of government officials nabbed for freeing foreign parolees

PRETORIA, March 19 – Officials from the departments of correctional services and home affairs have been arrested for illegally releasing at least 36 parolees from foreign countries including Brazil and Zimbabwe. The culprits flouted the South African law which requires they deport such parolees. On Monday, Minister of Police Bheki Cele, Justice and Correctional Services […]

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Parliament committee urges Home Affairs to assist flood victims

JOHANNESBURG, October 16  – The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs in Parliament has urged the department to speedily issue people affected by floods with necessary civic documents. In a statement at the weekend the committee said it had “observed with shock” the recent devastating floods that affected residents of KwaZulu-Natal especially in the eThekwini Municipality. “In […]

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Home Affairs DG Mkuseli Apleni suspended

PRETORIA, September 18 – The department of home affairs announced on Monday that Director General Mkuseli Apleni has been suspended. Without elaborating on the reasons, a short statement issued by the department said Apleni had been placed on “precautionary suspension” with immediate effect. “The Home Affairs Minister, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, announced that the department’s Director-General, Mr Mkuseli Apleni, […]

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New permit process for Zimbabweans in SA

PRETORIA, August 3 – The South African Cabinet has resolved that migrant Zimbabwean nationals living in the country be given another opportunity to apply for work permits to extend their stay. “Cabinet approved that the department of home affairs can reopen the re-application process for the current Zimbabwe Special Permit (ZSP) holders, under certain conditions,” […]