The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, will on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 visit the Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) Centre in Midrand to assess the levels of applications as well as interact with applicants. The Centre is administered by the Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs. 

The purpose of the Lesotho Special Permit is to regularise the stay of Lesotho nationals currently residing in South Africa illegally. It is meant to document those who are working, studying or running businesses in South Africa, without appropriate documentation. This includes those Lesotho nationals who have been in the country in such capacity before 30 September 2015.

The Permit will be valid until 31 December 2019.

Those applicants who may have fraudulently obtained South African documents are advised to surrender them to the designated Home Affairs offices and obtain an amnesty letter. The amnesty will expire on 31 December 2016.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Venue: LSP Centre, Mount Royal, 657 James Crescent, Midrand

Time: 10h00

For media enquiries contact Thabo Mokgola on 0609624982 or Mayihlome Tshwete