Biometric data collection

Biometric Data Collection To Be Done At South African Airports

In accordance with the Department of Home Affairs’ recently proposed immigration revisions, staff at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport have commenced training for biometric data collection. DHA spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete explained that the system would be effectively implemented at OR Tambo from December 1st onwards, with a view to have Cape Town and Durban’s airports ready […]

Student Waiver

DHA Waiver for International Students in South Africa

South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, announced on Thursday that international students whose visas had expired would be exempt from being declared undesirable and consequently banned from the country. The waiver applies exclusively to students whose visas expired at the end of October and November 2015, and would serve to extend the issuance […]

Immigration Inspectorate cracks down on South African employers

Immigration Inspectorate cracks down on South African employers

South Africa’s immigration policy is once again up for review. It has recently emerged that, since 2010, approximately 330 000 foreigners have overstayed their South African visas and remained in the country illegally. This is commonly viewed as the result of government failing to significantly invest in methods aimed at policing illegals residents. This is, however, […]