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...