Reprieve for Zim immigrants in SA

In a ruling on Wednesday, the High Court set aside the minister’s decision and directed that ZEPs shall remain valid for the next 12 months.  
By Kennedy Nyavaya Jun. 28, 2023

Zim migrants slam SA

The holder of a Zep will be allowed to enter and exit South Africa, provided they comply with all entry or exit requirements.
By Sydney Kawadza Jun. 9, 2023

Panic grips Zimbabweans in SA as deadline nears

The civil society groups said the looming permit expiration date makes it impossible  to comply with the Department of Home Affairs application process.
By Harriet Chikandiwa May. 28, 2023

SA court to decide ZEP holders’ fate this week

The Helen Suzman Foundation approached the courts seeking to overturn South Africa’s Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s decision to terminate the permits.
By Problem Masau Apr. 11, 2023

Civil, political rights of refugees in South Africa

It was announced that the regulations were introduced because of the “…need to ensure national security through admission of genuine refugees and not bogus asylum-seekers.
By Marie-anne Mutero and Prince Mangani Nov. 15, 2022

Operation Dudula challenges ZEP extension

Zandile Dabula, national secretary-general of the movement, said it rejected the “vague” reasons behind the special advisory committee’s decision.
By Timeslive and News24 Sep. 7, 2022

SA extends Zimbabwean Exemption Permit deadline to June 2023

No holder of the exemption may be arrested, ordered to depart or be detained for purposes of deportation or deported in terms of the section 34 of the Immigration Act for any reason
By Garikai Tunhira Sep. 2, 2022

SA Home Affairs Minister Motsoaledi unveils border guards

During the unveiling of the border guards at Beitbridge, other arms of SA’s government showed disinterest amid claims that Motsoaledi is bringing in an ulterior African Nation Congress (ANC) force into mainstream public administration.

By The Standard Jul. 14, 2022

Tough times ahead for border jumpers

In a statement last Friday, South Africa’s Home Affairs department said there was an influx of illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe using illegal crossing points.

By The Standard Jul. 12, 2022