South Africa Decides on Zimbabwe Permits


The approval of the special dispensation for Zimbabweans follows intense lobbying.


  • Zimbabwe:  SA Approves New Special Permits for Zimbabweans

    SW Radio Africa, 8 August 2014

    South Africa has approved new special permits for Zimbabweans, authorities there announced on Thursday. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Decision On South African Permits Expected in August

    SW Radio Africa, 15 July 2014

    On Monday South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba caused anxiety among immigrants when he said the South African government would not budge on its new immigration laws ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  SA Not Budging On Tough Immigration Law Changes

    New Zimbabwe, 14 July 2014

    THE South African government on Monday said it would not budge on its new immigration laws but pledged to "deal" with problems raised in the implementation of those regulations. read more »

  • South Africa:  Can Law Force Govt to Renew Zimbabwe Permits?

    SW Radio Africa, 8 July 2014

    South African legislator Masizole Mnqasela has said Zimbabweans whose right to live there under the Special Dispensation programme has expired, should go to court if the South ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  SA Admits Quandary Over 250,000 Zimbabweans

    New Zimbabwe, 6 July 2014

    ZIMBABWEANS living in South Africa must wait a little longer to know their fate as the neighbouring country agonises on how to assist them while avoiding a "shock to the system" ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  SA Permits - Zim Seeks Pretoria Meeting

    New Zimbabwe, 21 June 2014

    THE Zimbabwean government is keen to meet the South African authorities to discuss the possible renewal of permits introduced on foreigners in 2010 by President Jacob Zuma's ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zim Diaspora Group Begins SA Permit Renewal Engagement

    SW Radio Africa, 10 June 2014

    A new organisation based in Johannesburg has started engaging the authorities in South Africa, seeking a commitment that permits granted to Zimbabweans under a special dispensation ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Home Affairs Says It Will Renew Special Zimbabwean Permits

    GroundUp, 21 May 2014

    Yesterday the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced that Cabinet approved the renewal of permits issued under the Special Dispensation for Zimbabweans. The statement says the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  South Africa Tightens Immigration Laws

    SW Radio Africa, 28 May 2014

    The South Africa government on Monday started implementing sweeping changes to its immigrations laws, some of which will affect millions of Zimbabweans who flock there for better ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  SA Accused of 'U-Turn' in Zim Permit Saga

    SW Radio Africa, 20 May 2014

    The South African government has been accused of making a 'u-turn' in its decision to change its Zimbabwe permit policy, amid reports that the authorities have already stopped ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Home Affairs Addresses Concerns On Expiry of Zim Permits

    SAnews.gov.za, 21 May 2014

    The Department of Home Affairs says it has noted recent reports in print and online media on the looming expiration of permits issued to Zimbabwean nationals under the special ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  SA to renew Zimbabweans' permits

    CAJ News Agency, 21 May 2014

    SOUTH Africa’s Department of Home Affairs will soon clarify on the process of renewing permits that were issued out under the Zimbabwe Dispensation Project. read more »

Edeline Kupara, from Zimbabwe, queueing outside the Refugee Reception Office in Cape Town (file photo).

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