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The Ongoing Protests in South Africa Right Now

Following the arrest of the former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma – looting, unrest and violence has broken out in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng provinces. On the 29th of June 2021, the former president was sentenced to 15 months in…

South Africa Home Affairs extends visa validity period

South African Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has extended the validity period of legally issued visas expired during the lockdown period to 30 September 2021 for short-term visas, issued for a period not longer than 90 days, such…
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Department of Home Affairs calls upon asylum seekers and refugees to renew their expired visas and statuses

The Department of Home Affairs has issued a statement calling upon qualifying asylum seekers and refugees to renew their expired visas and status online before the deadline on 30 June 2021. Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has extended…

Resumption of Services at Home Affairs Offices

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country has been moved to Alert Level 1, and Home Affairs has announced that more services will be resumed as of Thursday, 04 March 2021. The Citizenship service remains temporarily…

How to Save Time and Get Your South African Smart ID and Passport at a Bank Branch

With lines at Department of Home Affairs offices around South Africa often being long, more citizens would be wise to know about another option for obtaining their Smart IDs, or renewing their passports. The four major banks in SA - Standard…