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Refugees Amendment Act in Effect


The Presidency 8 January 2020 The Refugees Amendment Act of 2008 came into effect on 1 January 2020. Proclamation 60 was published in Government Gazette 42932. The act seeks to…

Refugees Amendment 2008


Draft bill full text Published in GG 29976 of 7 June 2007 Year of publication 2007 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 29976 of 7 June 2007 Explanatory…

NCOP Sends Border Management Authority Bill Back to NA


Parliament 4 December 2019 The Border Management Authority Bill has been passed by the national council of provinces (NCOP) and returned to the national assembly (NA) for consideration of proposed…

Unabridged Birth Certificates for Foreign Children Scrapped


Department of Home Affairs 12 November 2019 Foreign children can now enter the country without carrying additional supporting documents such as birth certificates and consent letters. The home affairs department…

NCOP Seeks Comment on Civil Union Amendment Bill


Parliament 5 November 2019 The national council of provinces seeks comment on the Civil Union Amendment Bill. The national assembly passed the bill and sent it to the national council…

Marriage Policy Dialogue on Track


Department of Home Affairs 14 October 2019 The new Marriage Policy is expected to be drawn up by March 2021. The home affairs minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, confirmed this during…

Heading of Immigration Regulations Corrected


Department of Home Affairs 18 September 2019 The home affairs department has issued a correction notice on the First Amendment of the Immigration Regulations. The amended regulations were published at…

New Marriage Policy on Track


Department of Home Affairs 3 September 2019 The home affairs department wants to submit a new Marriage Policy to cabinet for approval by March 2021. The department confirmed this in…

New Marriage Policy for South Africa on the Cards


Department of Home Affairs 28 August 2019 A new marriage policy for South Africa is on the cards. The home affairs department has announced that a dialogue on the development…

Home Affairs Implements Visa Waivers


Department of Home Affairs 16 August 2019 Travelers from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand will no longer need visas to visit South Africa for holidays and…