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Home Affairs to improve efficiency

On Tuesday the 10th of April the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba directed his department to prepare a comprehensive report and strategy that will deal with managing long queues at Home Affairs branches across the country.

Home Affairs has been directed to improve efficiency

He said is this was a high priority and the department remained committed to delivering high quality services to citizens and other clients.

Gigaba maintained that he has been overwhelmed with calls from members of the public regarding their time spent at Home Affairs branches for documents such as smart ID cards, passports and certificates. Continue reading

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Senior government officials ignored court order until jail threat

When Dr Yingwen Zhang applied for a new passport, he had to suffer from senior government officials who simply ignored the constitution and the laws of South Africa.court case

Zhang is employed as a post-doctoral fellow at the CSIR National Laser Centre in Pretoria. He urgently needs his passport for a lot of important international business appointments like major international conferences.

Home Affairs refused the application for a new passport with the justification that Zhang was „under investigation“ for the past 12 years. Even if Zhang was born in China, he came to South Africa more than 20 years ago and is now a South-African citizen. Continue reading

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