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Good news for Zimbabweans staying in South Africa

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi extends Zimbabwean Exemption Permits to December 2023. The South African government has extended the validity of Zimbabwean exemption permits, which were expiring on June 30th.

In a statement, Home Affair Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said he has extended the permits with effect from June 30, 2023, for a further six months “in order to allow the holders thereof to apply for one or other visas and waivers provided for in the Immigration Act, (read with Immigration Regulations, 2014)…”

Motsoaledi said holders of valid exemption permits should not be arrested, ordered to leave South Africa or be detained for purposes of deportation for not having permit stickers or labels on their passports.


He said, “The holder of a valid exemption permit may be allowed to enter into or depart from the Republic of South Africa in terms of section 9 of the Act, read together with the Immigration Regulations, 2014, provided that he or she complies with all other requirements for entry into and departure from the Republic, save for the reason of having an expired exemption permit indicated in his or her passport.”

The department’s advisory committee, led by Dr Cassius Lubisi, is dealing with the increased number of visa applications. Motsoaledi said he is considering and approving waiver applications on a daily basis.

Source: Jacaranda

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