Friday, 19 May 2017

The Discussion Paper on the Repositioning of the Department of Home Affairs was published today, Friday 19 May 2017, for public comment.

Home Affairs Minister, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, has invited interested persons and organisations to submit any substantiated comments or representations by no later than 30 September 2017.

The repositioning programme is meant to ensure the department is able to deliver on its full mandate to empower citizens, enhance national security and enable economic development and efficient government. The Discussion Paper will inform the drafting of a White Paper that will in turn provide a policy framework for future legislation of the department, including an act that defines its purpose in a democratic, sovereign state.

A repositioned department will have professional staff that manages identity and international migration securely, efficiently and humanely.

Explaining reasons for repositioning, the Minister said: “In a highly dynamic, digital world, full of risks and opportunities, the nation needs DHA to be the nerve centre of security and the backbone of the digital platforms their lives will depend on.”

 

Submissions may be sent to the Department through the following addresses:

Mail: Director-General: Department of Home Affairs; Private-Bag X114; Pretoria 0001.

Hand-deliver: Johannes Ramokhoase Street; Hallmark Building; Pretoria (CBD).

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Please note – email is limited to 5MB attachments).

For attention: Dr John Carneson, Chief Director: Policy & Strategic Management.

The Gazette is available free online at www.gpwonline.co.za (eGazette 442 of 40847 from page 77) or can be downloaded directly via this page: www.dha.gov.za

 

For more information, please contact:

David Hlabane, 071 342 4284 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thabo Mokgola, 060 962 4982 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mpume Madlala, 081 282 7799 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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