Home Affairs

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Home Affairs.

Green Paper on Migration Policy on Track

Department of Home Affairs

The Green Paper on Migration Policy will be placed before cabinet in May 2016 for approval.

The home affairs minister, Malusi Gigaba, announced this during his department’s budget vote speech in parliament.

Municipal Electoral Act Signed

The Presidency

President Zuma has assented to the Local Government: Municipal Electoral Amendment Act.

Parliament passed the bill at the end of February 2016. It was tabled in September 2015.

Immigration Amendment Bill Tabled


A bill designed to put an adequate sanction in place for foreigners who remain in South Africa after their visas have expired has been tabled in parliament.

The Immigration Amendment Bill was drawn up by the portfolio committee on home affairs.

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