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MEDIA BRIEFING by Inter-Ministerial committee on migration

President Jacob Zuma has appointed an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Migration to strengthen and broaden the scope of the work started by Ministers Mahlobo, Gigaba and Nhleko...READ MORE

Overview of the new immigration laws and regulations and their implications, by Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni

On behalf of the Minister and Department of Home Affairs, I thank Parliament for including in the Information Session for Members, this overview of the new immigration laws and regulations, highlighting what has changed and implications...READ MORE

Update on the collaboration with financial institutions

In his State of the Nation Address in February, President Jacob Zuma announced that the Department of Home Affairs will collaborate with financial institutions to expand its footprint in an effort to roll out the application of Smart ID Cards to the majority of South Africans...READ MORE

Statement by Minister Gigaba, during the debate on the recent outbreak of violence against foreign nationals in the National Assembly, Cape Town, on 16 April 2015

It is with deep regrets that we join the Honourable President as well as Honourable Members, as well as the rest of the peoples of our country, today in both condemning the violent attacks on foreign nationals in our country and in expressing our sincerest regrets to fellow African and Pakistani nationals in South Africa who have been the victims of these savage acts by criminals...READ MORE

List of offices that must still undergo the system upgrading process

The following offices must still undergo the system upgrading process and is expected to be fully functional by tomorrow 14 April 2015...READ MORE

Statement on the outcome of conciliation between Home Affairs and unions regarding new opening and closing hours

The Department of Home Affairs welcomes the ruling by the General Public Service Sectoral Bargaining Council (GPSSBC) following conciliation before it held on 02 April 2015. The sitting sought to determine whether the Council had jurisdiction to conciliate a dispute of restructuring of working hours as a Matter of Mutual Interest...READ MORE

Home Affairs closes offices for system upgrades

The Department of Home Affairs will embark on an extensive system upgrade of the Live Capture facilities as part of continuously improving processes for purposes of Smart ID cards and passports applications...READ MORE

Minister Gigaba to host dinner for diplomatic corps

The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, will this evening host dinner for members of the Diplomatic Corps...READ MORE

Minister Gigaba to engage Home Affairs corporate accounts clients

The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, will on Wednesday, meet with the Department’s Corporate Accounts Clients...READ MORE

Statement on Cape Town girl taken off flight in Cape Town

The Department of Home Affairs has noted with concern reports about the 15-year old girl taken off a flight at the Cape Town International Airport after leaving home allegedly to join the Islamic State...READ MORE

Minister Gigaba to host final Migration Policy Roundtable

The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, will on Tuesday host the fourth and final International Migration Policy Roundtable.Held under the theme: “Strengthening national capacity to manage international migration in South Africa”,..READ MORE


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