Immigration Act upended by legal chaos

Immigration Act upended by legal chaos

Immigration Act South Africa Hidden in South Africa’s immigration system is the secret to its overriding objective: legal chaos, the primary barrier to the entry of foreigners. The Immigration Act of 2002 first came into operation on April 7 2003, with amendments on...
Home affairs minister abdicates his duties

Home affairs minister abdicates his duties

“Our Constitution requires a humane treatment of people but functionaries fail to recognise this” In the scheme of South Africa’s immigration legislation, the minister of home affairs has specific roles to play as a deci­sion-maker. While his delegates in home affairs...
A Sordid State of Affairs

A Sordid State of Affairs

In December 2018, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) took the decision to extend its contract with Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) for a further 24 months, effective 1 January 2019. The Home Affairs Parliamentary Committee criticized DHA for failing to follow its...
Home affairs foils  ‘SA open for business’

Home affairs foils  ‘SA open for business’

IMMIGRATION At the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa was open for business. For those who are cognisant of the truth, South Africa has become an armoured fortress with its drawbridges decidedly raised....