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AllAfrica.com
A New Apartheid-South Africa's Struggle With ImmigrationJohannesburg — On April 15 of this year, Themba Maphosa awoke to news that five
A New Apartheid-South Africa's Struggle With Immigration
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
Johannesburg — On April 15 of this year, Themba Maphosa awoke to news that five immigrants had been killed by South African gangs the previous night in Durban. A month earlier, the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini shouted at a rally that "foreigners... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Son's call for answers after prisoner on parole mows down Winchester womanTHE son of a Winchester woman killed by a hit-and-run driver after his early re
Son's call for answers after prisoner on parole mows down Winchester woman
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 22 hours ago
THE son of a Winchester woman killed by a hit-and-run driver after his early release from prison has spoken of his desire for answers ahead of an inquiry into the case. Grandmother Gwen Valentine, 62, of Wavell Way, Stanmore, was mowed down on the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Most Popular Names for Babies in 2014Cape Town — Most male babies that were born in 2014 were named "Junior", while
Most Popular Names for Babies in 2014
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Cape Town — Most male babies that were born in 2014 were named "Junior", while parents named their newly born daughters "Iminathi". This now means that the names Sibusiso for boys and Elizabeth for girls, which were the most popular as per 2011... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Tax dodgers, fake BEE scams hit in govt tender systemSeven months from now anyone who wants to do business with the state – includin
Tax dodgers, fake BEE scams hit in govt tender system
Mail & Guardian / Posted yesterday
Seven months from now anyone who wants to do business with the state – including fake black companies, grasping civil servants and tax dodgers – will have to do so by way of a central supplier database. And the tax dodgers and other malign actors... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
ANC man under investigation for ten IDs and five passports2015-08-30 15:10 An ANC member of the Mpumalanga provincial legislature is und
ANC man under investigation for ten IDs and five passports
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
2015-08-30 15:10 An ANC member of the Mpumalanga provincial legislature is under police investigation for the possession of multiple identity documents (IDs) and passports, raising questions... Read more
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The New Age
Four nabbed for visa and permit fraudThe Hawks have arrested four people for visa and permit fraud and extorting mon
Four nabbed for visa and permit fraud
The New Age / Posted 6 days ago
The Hawks have arrested four people for visa and permit fraud and extorting money from foreign nationals. Three men and a woman were nabbed during an early morning raid in Ekurhuleni in Gauteng. The South African Police Service (SAPS) and the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Department of Horror Affairs' Returns Home"We used to be called the Department of Horror Affairs," said Mayihlome Tshwete
'Department of Horror Affairs' Returns Home
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
"We used to be called the Department of Horror Affairs," said Mayihlome Tshwete, spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs. Home Affairs is the only government department that deals with every single South African citizen - as well as millions... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Teen terrorists blockedIn April, a 15-year-old girl was intercepted at Cape Town' s airport intending
Teen terrorists blocked
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
In April, a 15-year-old girl was intercepted at Cape Town' s airport intending to join Islamic State . The terrorist group had recruited her through social media . Mahlobo said that, since then his department had prevented 15 other similar attempts... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
'Department of Horror Affairs' returns Home(File, Duncan Alfreds, Fin24) Cape Town - “We used to be called the Department
'Department of Horror Affairs' returns Home
News 24 South Africa / Posted 7 days ago
(File, Duncan Alfreds, Fin24) Cape Town - “We used to be called the Department of Horror Affairs,” said Mayihlome Tshwete, spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs. Home Affairs is the only government department that deals with every single... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Home Affairs Roots Out CorruptionPretoria — The Department of Home Affairs' Operation Bvisa Masina - which is Ve
Home Affairs Roots Out Corruption
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Pretoria — The Department of Home Affairs' Operation Bvisa Masina - which is Venda for "throw out the rot" - aimed at rooting out corrupt officials at the department is slowly bearing positive results. On Tuesday, a Home Affairs front office clerk... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Critical Skills Work Visa Necessary but Cautious Implementation VitalThe Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has resolved that there is a continued
Critical Skills Work Visa Necessary but Cautious Implementation Vital
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has resolved that there is a continued need to attract critical skills in order to achieve the developmental objectives of the National Development Plan. The Committee is of the view that the Critical Skills... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Home Affairs On Arrested Official for Fraudulent MarriagesA Home Affairs Front Office Clerk was arrested today in King Williamstown, East
Home Affairs On Arrested Official for Fraudulent Marriages
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
A Home Affairs Front Office Clerk was arrested today in King Williamstown, Eastern Cape, for facilitating fraudulent marriages involving illegal foreign nationals. An investigation by the Home Affairs Counter-Corruption Unit, South African Police... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Home Affairs Official ArrestedPretoria — A Home Affairs front office clerk was arrested on Tuesday in King Wi
Home Affairs Official Arrested
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Pretoria — A Home Affairs front office clerk was arrested on Tuesday in King Williamstown, in the Eastern Cape, for facilitating fraudulent marriages involving illegal foreign nationals. An investigation by the Home Affairs Counter-Corruption Unit,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SA Finalises Permit ProcessTHE South African government on Monday said it would complete the processing an
SA Finalises Permit Process
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
THE South African government on Monday said it would complete the processing and issuing out work and study permits for the 200 000 Zimbabweans who applied to regularise their stay in that country by September 30. Home Affairs Minister Mr Malusi... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Home affairs official arrested for 'facilitating' fraudulent marriagesAn investigation by the Home Affairs Counter-Corruption Unit‚ South African Pol
Home affairs official arrested for 'facilitating' fraudulent marriages
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 9 days ago
An investigation by the Home Affairs Counter-Corruption Unit‚ South African Police Service Crime Intelligence and the Hawks led to the arrest of the official together with a foreign national suspected of leading the illegal operation. Home Affairs... Read more
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iol.co.za
Taking flight: Tips for seamless boardingINDEPENDENT MEDIAPassengers enjoy the facilities at Durbans international airpo
Taking flight: Tips for seamless boarding
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAPassengers enjoy the facilities at Durbans international airport. Johannesburg - Traffic, finding parking, lugging a suitcase around and standing in a long check-in queue only to get to the front of the line and allocated a middle... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Malusi Gigaba - Zimbabwe Special PermitThe focus of today's briefing is on how, to date, we've handled applications, a
Minister Malusi Gigaba - Zimbabwe Special Permit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
The focus of today's briefing is on how, to date, we've handled applications, adjudication and issuance of the Zimbabwean Special Permit, to qualifying holders of the old DZP. For the Department of Home Affairs indeed it was a milestone to have... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
OR Tambo Official Suspended for Soliciting 'Fines' From Student Exchange GroupAn OR Tambo official has been suspended after he allegedly tried to solicit a R
OR Tambo Official Suspended for Soliciting 'Fines' From Student Exchange Group
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
An OR Tambo official has been suspended after he allegedly tried to solicit a R500 fine from a group of schoolgirls, travelling on a student exchange through Johannesburg. The airport official allegedly approached the group of schoolgirls saying... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Xenophobia fuelled by nation’s leaders’INDEPENDENT MEDIAProfessor Steven Friedman has said that xenophobic attacks wil
‘Xenophobia fuelled by nation’s leaders’
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAProfessor Steven Friedman has said that xenophobic attacks will only come to a stop when politicians and others in positions of authority stop portraying foreigners as a problem as is currently the case. Photo: Gcina... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MEC Dan Plato - Briefing On Effect of Firearm Legislation On Crime in the Western CapeStatement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety on Western Ca
MEC Dan Plato - Briefing On Effect of Firearm Legislation On Crime in the Western Cape
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety on Western Cape gun problem: effective central firearms database & dedicated resources needed The Western Cape has a gun problem which needs to be addressed if we are to decrease the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Electoral body grew with democracyThe Independent Electoral Commission has matured as an institution, writes Mceb
Electoral body grew with democracy
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
The Independent Electoral Commission has matured as an institution, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana. The history of the Independent Electoral Commission is illustrative of how institutions are formed. Its formation was a function of South African history... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Home Affairs' Cadres Urged to Put Public FirstPretoria — Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has urged employees at the Depar
Home Affairs' Cadres Urged to Put Public First
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Pretoria — Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has urged employees at the Department of Home Affairs to put the public first and to help improve the department. Addressing cadre ambassadors in Pretoria, on Friday, the Minister urged the ambassadors... Read more
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iol.co.za
Name-change a cockJohannesburg - Bruce Cockburn was so tired of the negative connotations associa
Name-change a cock
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
Johannesburg - Bruce Cockburn was so tired of the negative connotations associated with his name he decided to change it to “Coburn”. He approached the Department of Home Affairs in Edenvale in 2012 to establish the procedure to follow. When he got... Read more
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iol.co.za
Home affairs officials bust for fraudTwo employees of the Department of Home Affairs were granted bail by the Johann
Home affairs officials bust for fraud
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
Two employees of the Department of Home Affairs were granted bail by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court following their arrest for allegedly obtaining cash from foreign nationals, police said on Wednesday. The two, and two accomplices, were... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Home Affairs Trauma for Pretoria TransgenderA transgender woman has told of her trauma at being mistreated by department of
Home Affairs Trauma for Pretoria Transgender
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
A transgender woman has told of her trauma at being mistreated by department of home affairs officials in Centurion, who allegedly prevented her from applying for a gender change in her ID book on Wednesday. Armed with the necessary medical reports,... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Home affairs trauma for Pretoria transgender woman(File, Duncan Alfreds, Fin24) Pretoria - A transgender woman has told of her t
Home affairs trauma for Pretoria transgender woman
News 24 South Africa / Posted 15 days ago
(File, Duncan Alfreds, Fin24) Pretoria - A transgender woman has told of her trauma at being mistreated by department of home affairs officials in Centurion, who allegedly prevented her from applying for a gender change in her ID book on... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Visas: SA’s government and business are having a conversation of the deafOn the one side, you have an under-resourced government sector that is deeply w
Visas: SA’s government and business are having a conversation of the deaf
Daily Maverick / Posted 16 days ago
On the one side, you have an under-resourced government sector that is deeply wedded to ideology and deeply mistrustful of the business sector. On the other, you have a business sector that takes the default position that the government is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tourism Picture Unclear, As Statistics Not Yet AvailableThe Portfolio Committee on Tourism has heard that the impact of the new visa im
Tourism Picture Unclear, As Statistics Not Yet Available
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
The Portfolio Committee on Tourism has heard that the impact of the new visa immigration regulations cannot be conclusively determined as data has not been received from Statistics South Africa (Stats-SA). South African Tourism (SAT) was briefing... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Police Deny Immigrants Right to Appear Before a MagistrateOn 13 August 2015, Potchefstroom police station cells security officer Buisanan
Police Deny Immigrants Right to Appear Before a Magistrate
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
On 13 August 2015, Potchefstroom police station cells security officer Buisanang Malefane told GroundUp on the phone that Malvern and Hamilton Mugwagwa, who are in their custody, have no right to appear before a magistrate because they are unlawfully... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Country to Strike a Balance On MigrationPretoria — The Department of Home Affairs has roped in the youth to deliberate
Country to Strike a Balance On Migration
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Pretoria — The Department of Home Affairs has roped in the youth to deliberate on South Africa's international migration policy. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and the Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela on Friday hosted a Youth... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Deputy Minister Buti Manamela - International Migration Policy DialogueRemarks by Deputy Minister Buti Manamela to the International Migration Policy
Deputy Minister Buti Manamela - International Migration Policy Dialogue
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Remarks by Deputy Minister Buti Manamela to the International Migration Policy Dialogue: Engaging Youth on Managing International Migration in South Africa, Unisa, Pretoria Programme Directors - Prof. Vusi Gumede, Minister of Home Affairs - Mr... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Maimane: ‘Suspend visa regulations with immediate effect’Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane instead chose to call them an “ec
Maimane: ‘Suspend visa regulations with immediate effect’
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 20 days ago
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane instead chose to call them an “economic catastrophe”. Maimane on Friday led a protest outside the Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria against demanding the suspension of “job-killing” visa regulations... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Suspend Visa Regulations to Save JobsNote to Editors: The following remarks were made by the DA Leader, Mmusi Maiman
Suspend Visa Regulations to Save Jobs
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Note to Editors: The following remarks were made by the DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, outside the Department of Home Affairs Head Quarters in Pretoria. The Leader was joined by DA National Spokespersons, Phumzile Van Damme MP and Refiloe Nt'sekhe MPL,... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
We should repeal these damaging new immigration lawsI have been reading a lot of articles and watching news on television about Sou
We should repeal these damaging new immigration laws
News 24 South Africa / Posted 20 days ago
I have been reading a lot of articles and watching news on television about South Africa’s new immigration laws that went into effect in October 2014 and in June this year. Having read these articles and watched the news, I’ve come to the conclusion... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Malusi Gigaba and Deputy Minister Buti Manamela Host Youth and Migration Dialogue, 14 AugustThe Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba and the Deputy Minister in the Pres
Minister Malusi Gigaba and Deputy Minister Buti Manamela Host Youth and Migration Dialogue, 14 August
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba and the Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, will host a Youth and Migration Dialogue in Pretoria tomorrow. The objectives of the Dialogue include gathering differentperspectives to inform... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Update On Immigration RegulationsCape Town — Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Department of Home Affair
Update On Immigration Regulations
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
Cape Town — Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Department of Home Affairs has briefed him about the latest developments around the immigration regulations. The Deputy President said this when fielding questions from Members of Parliament at... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Interpol hunts for East London childHawks national spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed the investigatio
Interpol hunts for East London child
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 21 days ago
Hawks national spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed the investigation to the Daily Dispatch‚ saying the case was in “sensitive stages”. “We are working very closely with Interpol in efforts of getting the child back because that is our... Read more
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iol.co.za
Dream trip at risk due to ID bungleTHE STARModise Molutsi is praying that it will all be sorted out in time for hi
Dream trip at risk due to ID bungle
iol.co.za / Posted 22 days ago
THE STARModise Molutsi is praying that it will all be sorted out in time for him to go to Dubai. Picture: Nokuthula Mbatha Johannesburg - Modise Molutsi could miss out on the trip of a lifetime because of a Department of Home Affairs bungle in which... Read more
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iafrica.com
Visa issues 'temporary' - RamaphosaAccording to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the negative effect of the new v
Visa issues 'temporary' - Ramaphosa
iafrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
According to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the negative effect of the new visa regulations are temporary and will be resolved. Ramaphosa was responding to questions in Parliament on Wednesday. "What we are going through is just a temporary... Read more
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The New Age
Home Affairs to comply with ConCourt's orderThe Department of Home Affairs said it will comply with the Constitutional Cour
Home Affairs to comply with ConCourt's order
The New Age / Posted 22 days ago
The Department of Home Affairs said it will comply with the Constitutional Court's order to re-open the refugee centre in Port Elizabeth. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Refugee Rights Centre challenged the closure of centre in the High... Read more
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iol.co.za
SA economy ‘not in crisis’Johannesburg - The South African economy is not in crisis, although serious pol
SA economy ‘not in crisis’
iol.co.za / Posted 22 days ago
Johannesburg - The South African economy is not in crisis, although serious political intervention will be needed if the country is to hit a growth rate that will allow for inclusive job creation and poverty reduction. This is according to the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Maimane: How to fix the economyJohannesburg - The official opposition, the Democratic Alliance, has outlined f
Maimane: How to fix the economy
iol.co.za / Posted 22 days ago
Johannesburg - The official opposition, the Democratic Alliance, has outlined five steps to remedy South Africa’s economic crisis and stop job losses. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the crisis, which was underscored by economic growth forecast at 2... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ramaphosa to Take Questions in ParliamentDeputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to take questions from MPs in the
Ramaphosa to Take Questions in Parliament
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to take questions from MPs in the National Assembly on Wednesday. His office in a statement said Ramaphosa will answers questions related to the human resource development strategy, immigration issues,... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Ramaphosa to take questions in ParliamentAdam Wakefield, News24 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. (GCIS) His office in
Ramaphosa to take questions in Parliament
News 24 South Africa / Posted 23 days ago
Adam Wakefield, News24 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. (GCIS) His office in a statement said Ramaphosa will answers questions related to the human resource development strategy, immigration issues, his recent state visit to China and his SADC... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Answers Questions in National Assembly, 12 AugCape Town — Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will once more field questions fro
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Answers Questions in National Assembly, 12 Aug
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
Cape Town — Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will once more field questions from members of parliament in the National Assembly, scheduled for Wednesday 12 August 2015 in Cape Town. The questions which Deputy President Ramaphosa will provide oral... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Deputy President to Answer Questions in ParliamentPretoria — Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to answer questions fro
Deputy President to Answer Questions in Parliament
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
Pretoria — Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to answer questions from members of parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday. "The questions which Deputy President Ramaphosa will provide oral answers to relate to human resource... Read more
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The New Age
Home Affairs to probe fake DG Facebook accountThe Department of Home Affairs is investigating the hacker behind its Director
Home Affairs to probe fake DG Facebook account
The New Age / Posted 24 days ago
The Department of Home Affairs is investigating the hacker behind its Director General Mkuseli Apleni's fake Facebook account. The account user promises people jobs at the Department of Home Affairs only if they make a payment upfront. The user says... Read more
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iol.co.za
Immigrants contest lock-up in cop shopEPAEven though Operation Fiela has been a success so far, three|illegal immigra
Immigrants contest lock-up in cop shop
iol.co.za / Posted 24 days ago
EPAEven though Operation Fiela has been a success so far, three|illegal immigrants are questioning their arrest, and detention. File picture: Nic Bothma Cape Town - A Western Cape Cape High Court judge is facing a legal conundrum after three illegal... Read more
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Eye Witness News
UK lifts visa requirementsDiplomatic passport holders in the stolen visa saga may now travel to the Unite
UK lifts visa requirements
Eye Witness News / Posted 27 days ago
Diplomatic passport holders in the stolen visa saga may now travel to the United Kingdom. FILE: Britain's Union flag flies at half-mast above the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in central London, on 28 June 2015, in memory of those killed... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Home Affairs On United Kingdom Decision to Lift Visa Requirements for SA Diplomatic Passport HoldersThe Department of Home Affairs has noted the decision of the United Kingdom (UK
Home Affairs On United Kingdom Decision to Lift Visa Requirements for SA Diplomatic Passport Holders
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
The Department of Home Affairs has noted the decision of the United Kingdom (UK) government to lift visa requirements for holders of South African (SA) Diplomatic Passports. We believe it to be a step in the right direction, but what we would like... Read more
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