South Africa: `Track and trace` system for Zim immigrants

source: IOL
September 10 2010 at 07:52PM

The process of officially documenting Zimbabweans in South Africa will kick off on September 20, Home Affairs director general Mkuseli Apleni said on Friday.

Apleni’s announcement in Pretoria follows Cabinet’s announcement earlier this month, that it had taken a decision to end the special dispensation for Zimbabwean nationals, introduced in April 2009.

The special dispensation allowed Zimbabweans crossing into South Africa the right to live, work, attend education facilities and access basic health care for a period of 6 months.

This was in response to the socio-economic challenges in Zimbabwe, which resulted in large-scale cross-border movement, as vulnerable groups sought safety and alternative livelihoods in [continue reading]

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