Previous ◁ | ▷ Next



General Debate Statement by the South African Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Ms Fatima Chohan, on the occasion of the Sixty-Sixth Session of the Executive Committee of the UNHCR, Geneva, 05 October 2015...READ MORE

Address by the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba MP, at the International Students Dialogue on International Migration at Birchwood Hotel, on October 1st 2015

We are here to discuss the rather cumbersome theme: ‘positioning South Africa as a destination of choice for international students and harnessing their contribution to national development...READ MORE

Minister Gigaba interacts with international students on immigration regulations

The Minister of Home Affairs, Minister Malusi Gigaba will tomorrow, 01 October 2015, interact with international students on the implications of the immigration regulations...READ MORE

Minister Gigaba to launch Smart ID Card pilot partnership with banks

The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, will on Wednesday, 30 September 2015, launch a pilot project related to the partnership with financial institutions aimed at ensuring convenient access to the application of Smart ID cards by clients from respective banks...READ MORE

MEDIA STATEMENT: on alleged refusal of entry to Bill Gates

The Department of Home Affairs has noted reports by the public broadcaster relating to the alleged refusal of entry to Mr Bill Gates at the Sabi Sabi landing strip due to her daughter reportedly not in possession of an unabridged birth certificate...READ MORE

Minister Gigaba announces the new Lesotho Special Dispensation

On this day, 22 September 2015, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba announced measures to improve movement between the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa. This was after bilateral negotiations between the Ministers of Home affairs of the two countries and their senior officials in Lesotho, during the official visit of Minister Gigaba, of 21-22 September...READ MORE

Minister Gigaba to embark on door-to-door Late Registration of Birth Drive

The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, will embark on a door-to-door drive in Mpumalanga to raise awareness around issues pertaining to the late registration of birth (LRB) process...READ MORE


We had fruitful discussions this morning with the African Diaspora Forum, an umbrella body of various migrant communities living in South Africa. The purpose of our meeting was to explore what needs to be done by the Department of Home Affairs working in partnership with stakeholders to improve quality of services offered to asylum-seekers and refugees...READ MORE

Minister Gigaba to meet African Diaspora Forum

The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, will tomorrow meet with the African Diaspora Forum in Pretoria. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ways in which the Department of Home Affairs can improve services offered to asylum seekers and migrants in general...READ MORE

MEDIA STATEMENT: Unavailability of certain services at Home Affairs offices

The Department of Home Affairs wishes to inform members of the public that the online verification system, HANIS, is down due to cables that are damaged and is expected to be up by 13h00 later today...READ MORE


We are in the process of updating our contact details on this website. WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE's contacts has been updated

Forms will no longer be available from this website.

Please visit your nearest Home Affairs office to obtain 


necessary information.

We apologise for any inconvenience.