Tag:Home Affairs

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.

October 19th, 2017|Categories: Immigration, SA Politics|Tags: , , , |

Zambian Employment Permits: new guidelines and requirements effective immediately

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.

June 5th, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , , |

Top 10 wishes to our new Home Affairs Minister

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.

Tristan da Cunha – A dot in the middle of the vast ocean

A dot in the middle of the vast ocean Despite my excellent geographical knowledge I had never heard of the place. Tristan da Cunha, GPS coordinates 37.1052° S, 12.2777° W, a tiny volcanic Island of roughly 200 km2 in the middle of the Atlantic ocean about 5 days sailing west of Cape Town.

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , |

Urgent alert issued by Home Affairs regarding visa rectifications, visa transfers and rejected appeals

Urgent alert issued by Home Affairs regarding visa rectifications, visa transfers and rejected appeals Urgent alert issued by the Department of Home Affairs regarding visa rectifications, visa transfers and appeals on applications rejected. Below, please find a summary of the attached directive for ease of reference:

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , , , |

Families denied boarding and entry to SA during holidays

Families denied boarding and entry to SA during holidays According to the online newsportal Toursim Update, a total of 623 travellers were denied boarding during the holiday season between 9 December 2016 and 14 January 2017 by various airlines, while 1 222 minors were refused arrival at the country's ports of entry, including airports and land borders. This is according to figures revealed by the Department of Home Affairs last week.

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , , |