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Electoral Laws Amendment Bill Sent to President Ramaphosa


Parliament The Electoral Laws Amendment Bill has been passed by parliament and sent to president Ramaphosa for assent. Earlier this month, the national council of provinces (NCOP) passed the bill…

Draft Marriage Policy in the Pipeline


Department of Home Affairs The Draft Marriage Policy will help to curb instances of fraudulent marriages and marriages of inconvenience. The home affairs minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, highlighted this in…

Backlog in Asylum Seeker System Under the Spotlight


Department of Home Affairs The home affairs department has entered into a partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) designed to eliminate the backlog in the asylum…

Electoral Laws Amendment Bill Returned to NA for Concurrence


Parliament The national council of provinces (NCOP) has passed the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill with proposed amendments and returned it to the national assembly (NA) for concurrence. The bill was…

2021 Draft Critical Skills List Drawn Up


Department of Home Affairs Comment is sought on the 2021 Draft Critical Skills List. The home affairs published the draft list in Government Gazette 44164 for comment. The department points…

Reopening of Land Borders Under the Spotlight


Department of Home Affairs The home affairs minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has declared that anyone that tries to enter South Africa with fake Covid-19 certificates will be denied entry and…