Large numbers of people are making their way to their festive destinations on the country’s major routes and authorities are appealing to people to maintain safe following distances and not to speed.
The Department of Home Affairs says it was left reeling by news of the sale by auction of the Lindela Repatriation Centre on Thursday. The centre, which houses undocumented migrants, was auctioned for R60 million, with a starting bid of R30 million.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded the Home Affairs Department for introducing the e-visa system that is scheduled to be launched in November.
The Home Affairs Department has engaged President Cyril Ramaphosa in a series of meetings at its headquarters in Pretoria as it seeks to strengthen the country’s immigration system.
Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa, Maluti Phiri says refugees seeking to have their papers processed at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre in Marabastad in Tshwane encounter a lot of challenges.
Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba says he intends to hold the Department of Home Affairs responsible for the attack on police allegedly by a crowd of foreigners in the CBD
The newly appointed Minister of Home Affairs says he looks forward to the advancement in technology that will improve the department’s service delivery.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has given the Home Affairs Department 14 working days to reinstate the identity number of a four-year-old child born in Polokwane, Limpopo and issue the child with a birth certificate.
Some of the people living in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province came for refuge, fleeing the civil war in Mozambique in 1980s.
The Home Affairs Department says it will continue to work with the South African Human Rights Commission to resolve the issue of asylum-seekers.