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SA introduces stricter child entry requirements

BMA deputy assistant commissioner (communication and marketing), Mmemme Mogotsi said the requirements were targeted at both South African and foreign visa-exempted children.
By Brent Shamu Dec. 11, 2023

Kicking the can down the road — the ZEP saga continues

The permits were renewed twice, in 2014 and 2017. The latest renewal was set to expire on December 31, 2021.
By Muchengeti Hwacha Dec. 8, 2023

Zim, SA in diplomatic tiff over ‘trafficked’ minors

In an interview with Newzroom Afrika yesterday, Motsoaledi said the department was in consultation with Zimbabwean authorities to conduct further investigations on the matter.
By Brent Shamu Dec. 7, 2023

Govt denies SA’s claims of intercepting 443 children

Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has denied such an incident ever taking place.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Dec. 6, 2023

Reprieve for Zim immigrants in SA

In a ruling on Wednesday, the High Court set aside the minister’s decision and directed that ZEPs shall remain valid for the next 12 months.  
By Kennedy Nyavaya Jun. 28, 2023

Zim migrants slam SA

The holder of a Zep will be allowed to enter and exit South Africa, provided they comply with all entry or exit requirements.
By Sydney Kawadza Jun. 9, 2023

Panic grips Zimbabweans in SA as deadline nears

The civil society groups said the looming permit expiration date makes it impossible  to comply with the Department of Home Affairs application process.
By Harriet Chikandiwa May. 28, 2023

SA court to decide ZEP holders’ fate this week

The Helen Suzman Foundation approached the courts seeking to overturn South Africa’s Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s decision to terminate the permits.
By Problem Masau Apr. 11, 2023

Civil, political rights of refugees in South Africa

It was announced that the regulations were introduced because of the “…need to ensure national security through admission of genuine refugees and not bogus asylum-seekers.
By Marie-anne Mutero and Prince Mangani Nov. 15, 2022