South Africa: Important Immigration Update Applications submitted at the embassies are to be processed in South Africa According to informed rumors the Department of Home Affairs is intending to centralise the processing of all applications in Pretoria, South Africa. This dramatic change is to take place from January 2019 on wards. This would mean that no applications will be processed at the missions any more.
NAMIBIA: Home Affairs has increased permit application fees The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration in Namibia has increased permit application fees for international students, those seeking permanent residence status, employment as well as for the replacement of lost identity cards.
Foreign bank accounts of Namibian Home Affairs ministry officials exposed The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has issued a thorough investigation into the Namibian Home Affairs foreign bank accounts. This investigation was announced after it was brought to the ACC’s attention that money was being paid into foreign bank accounts and not accounted for.
How an ordinary meeting of the Committee on Home Affairs can become part of another reshuffle of the South African cabinet
How an ordinary meeting of the Committee on Home Affairs can become part of another reshuffle of the South African cabinet During our most recent visit to Parliament we witnessed how the Minister of Home Affairs was informed about her new role in the cabinet. We regularly attend Home Affairs portfolio sessions when parliament is in session. They are accessable to the public and often enable us to hear first hand and understand the issues our Ministry of Home Affairs ist struggling with. During such visits it is occasional possible to engage with the Minister or other high-ranking officials.
Zambian Employment Permits: new guidelines and requirements effective immediately The Department of Immigration of Zambia has introduced new directives as of May 26, 2017, for employment permit applicants. These directives echo the Zambianization policy of the Employment Act and its Amendment Bill, which aims to have foreign nationals fulfil only those positions that cannot be filed by Zambian nationals in the first place.
Top 10 wishes to our new Home Affairs Minister Dear Madam Minister Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, we congratulate you on your appointment as Minister of Home Affairs and wish you well for your leadership of this important department. Our firm has been engaging with your department for almost 20 years now as we assist foreign investors coming into South Africa. You have a distinguished career of serving our country behind you, both here and abroad.