The Minister of Home Affairs, Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, will on Monday, 14 August 2017, host the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship from Canada, Ahmed Hussen. 

Minister Hussen is visiting South Africa to, among others, acquaint himself with Canada’s visa services provided in South Africa and gain knowledge of the immigration context in Southern Africa. As part of his visit, Minister Hussen will undertake a tour of the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre and meet with Minister Mkhize to discuss issues of mutual interest.


Members of the media are invited as follows:

1. Visit to Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre

Date: Monday, 14 August 2017

Time: 08h30

Venue: Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre, parking between Johannes Ramokhoase and Es’kia Mphahlele Streets


2. Media briefing

Date: Monday, 14 August 2017

Time: 11h00

Venue:  Home Affairs Ministry, 909 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria


For media enquiries contact:

David Hlabane:0715279463

Thabo Mokgola: 0609624982

Bongiwe Gambu: 0827149463 (Minister’s Spokesperson)