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Response: Another 16 Days of Activism by Lois Law

The 16 Days of ‘Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign’ (16 Days Campaign) is a United Nations campaign which takes place annually from 25th November (International Day of No Violence against Women) to 10th December (International Human Rights Day). It also forms the centrepoint of the government’s comprehensive ‘365 Days of Activism […]

Response: The National Labour Migration Policy by Peter-John Pearson

On 30th November 2021, the Deputy Director General for Public Employment Services in the Department of Labour, Sam Moratoba, told the portfolio committee on tourism that migrants constitute about 4% of South Africa’s population and about 7% of the workforce. In this regard he made the point that many undocumented migrants live under the radar, […]

Response: The Suspension of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permits by Peter-John Pearson

At a media briefing on 25th November, a government spokesperson revealed that Cabinet had decided to discontinue the renewal and operation of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEP), which are set to expire on 31st December this year. Rumours, which the Cabinet statement called ‘fake news’, were circulating that the permits would be renewed for a further […]

Response: The Angolan Exemption Permit, 2021 by Peter-John Pearson

In August 2021 the Department of Home Affairs invited Angolans with particular types of documentation to apply for the Angolan Exemption Permit. The Department estimates that about 5 000 Angolans should be eligible for this permit. The invitation has now been extended to those with the Angolan Special Permit issued in 2018, which is due […]