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Directions on Movement to Manage COVID-19 Drawn Up


Department of Home Affairs Directions prescribing temporary measures on movement in and out of South Africa necessary to manage COVID-19 in order to reduce its impact have been drawn up.…

Border Management Authority


Draft bill full text Published in GG 39058 of 6 August 2015 Year of publication 2015 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 39058 of 6 August 2015 Explanatory…

Refugee Appeals Authority Rules Amended


Department of Home Affairs Refugee Appeals Authority of South Africa Rules have been amended. The home affairs department published the amended rules in Government Gazette 43067. Reference to “Appeal Board”…

Border Management Authority Under the Spotlight


Department of Home Affairs Beit Bridge will be prioritized as one of the initial implementation areas for the envisaged Border Management Authority (BMA). The home affairs minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi,…

Border Management Authority Bill Under the Spotlight


Department of Home Affairs The home affairs department is finalizing the draft Section 97 Presidential Proclamation that will transfer border law enforcement functions from affected ministers to the minister of…

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…