South African Immigration Update

I started preparing this update when we had Mr. Gigaba as the Minister of Home Affairs and as I finish this piece I cannot help but revisit my views on the outlook of Immigration Space in SA. Whilst the rest of the country is fixated, slightly so, on the Treasury I...

Submissions To Refugees Amendment Bill

INTRODUCTION  The Refugee Legal and Advocacy Centre welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Refugees Amendment Bill. The interests of asylum seekers, the provisions of international law, the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the Republic, the current Refugees...

Update for ZSP renewal

Earlier this year we approached the Ministers office to inquire about the future of the ZSP permit holders. The move was prompted by the numerous inquiries by Zimbabweans. It was also inspired by our growing concern over the various scams that were doing the rounds....

The Police Clearance and South African Immigration.

A  police clearance is one of the general requirements in an application for any visa or permit to reside in South Africa.  While it may seem to be a straight forward matter, many have found their applications rejected for failing to produce a “valid police clearance”...