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New Bill Amending Immigration Act: Foreigners Overstaying on Their Visas
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • May 31 2016

A Bill amending Section 32 of our Immigration Act 13 of 2002 was passed before Parliament on 19 May 2016. Prior to the amendments to the Immigration


Europe & Middle East Quarterly Update - March 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary
  • March 31 2016

As previously advised, a number of rules contained within the Maternity Protection Regulations (“Mutterschutzgesetz”) have been extended to freelance


The Immigration Amendment Bill, 2016
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • March 30 2016

On 17 March 2016, the Immigration Amendment Bill (Bill) was introduced in the National Assembly by the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs. The


Doing business in South Africa - an update on the latest immigration directives
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • February 29 2016

In the recent State of the Nation Address, President Zuma made reference to his plans to position South Africa as a preferred destination for


Detention of Illegal Foreigners Pending Deportation: The Minister of Home Affairs v Rahim and Others (Constitutional Court)
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • February 23 2016

Hot off the press is the Constitutional Court judgment of Minister of Home Affairs v Abdul Rahim and Others of 18 February 2016. The respondents are


Home Affairs attempting to further clamp down on foreigners overstaying on visas
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • November 23 2015

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on 18 November 2015 applied for permission to introduce another amendment to our Immigration Act, which will


Relaxation of visa rules and government’s plan of action
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • October 30 2015

In response to the recommendations of the inter-ministerial committee established by the President in August 2015 to consider factors relating to the


Amendments to Refugees Act in 2015, worrying
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • October 27 2015

According to the National Immigration Information System (NIIS), there are around 798 080 asylum seekers in South Africa, however only around 210 473


Government comes to the table at last regarding the implementation of amendments to SA's immigration law
  • Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys
  • South Africa
  • October 27 2015

Recommendations just in from the Inter-Ministerial Committee the President investigating the unintended consequences and mitigating factors relating


Notice confirms rights of illegal asylum seekers
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • July 1 2015

The Director-General of Home Affairs recently issued a formal notice announcing Lindela Holding Facility (Lindela) as a place for the detention of