Truck driver to appear in court for transporting illegal immigrants

The driver of a truck that was transporting 87 illegal immigrants intercepted at the Polokwane control centre on Wednesday, is expected to appear before the Polokwane High Court on Monday...

14 Sep 2018

SA participates in ICJ hearings on Chagos Islands

South Africa is participating in the oral hearings by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of Britain's claim to the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean...

4 Sep 2018

Call for naturalisation applicants to update details

The Department of Home Affairs has called on all foreign nationals who have applied for citizenship through naturalisation to approach offices where they lodged their applications so that they can urgently update their contact details...

3 Aug 2018

SA court revokes Grace Mugabe's diplomatic immunity

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on Monday noted the judgement setting aside the decision to grant diplomatic immunity to the former First Lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe...

30 Jul 2018

Families are still required to carry unabridged birth certificates

Despite a recent announcement by the Department of Home Affairs that their modernisation drive would eliminate the need for unabridged birth certificates, parents travelling with children are still required to carry one...

17 Jul 2018

Visa scam: 51 stranded in China

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says it working with Chinese authorities to help the stranded South African citizens, who are victims of a visa scam...

21 Jun 2018

Travellers urged to comply with SA's import regulations

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called all international travellers, who will be visiting South Africa during the June and July school holidays, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

18 Jun 2018

Embassy law, diplomatic and immigration legal services offered by Europlaw Group

Europlaw Group, operating mostly in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, is recognised as one of the pre-eminent law firms practicing in the area of international, embassy, diplomatic and immigration law...

Issued by Europlaw 6 Jun 2018

Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional Court

In an important victory for the rights of asylum seekers, the Constitutional Court has found that their temporary permits must automatically be extended while their case is under judicial review...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 30 May 2018

The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy

The work permit process can be time-consuming and even painful, depending on your permit categorisation. One question often asked is whether an expatriate should consider a Permanent Residency application sooner, effectively lifting the expatriate's status above the noise of normal work permit requirements...

By Marisa Jacobs 24 May 2018

Review of visas for Israelis to be raised at Cabinet

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will take proposals to impose more stringent visa requirements on Israelis traveling to South Africa, to Cabinet, for consideration...

16 May 2018

Home Affairs to enforce legal immigrant employment

Companies may expect "a knock on the door" from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment practices of immigrant workers, Director from the DHA's Corporate Account Unit, Ben Makhalemele has warned...

By Tasia Brummer 26 Apr 2018

Electronic SA visa applications to curb fake permits

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the department will this year introduce an electronic visa application system in order to curb fraudulent permits from foreign nationals...

28 Mar 2018

Survey on constitutional, human rights released

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has released the Baseline Survey's final sample, which will provide government, civil society and the public with vital information in order to assess where South Africans stand on constitutional and human rights awareness...

27 Mar 2018

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