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Motsoaledi grants Lesotho and Zimbabwe nationals two-year exemption permits

Zuko Komisa Image: Dept of Home Affairs Motsoaledi grants Lesotho and Zimbabwe nationals two-year exemption permits Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has extended the two-year exemption permits for 178,000 citizens of Zimbabwe and 54,653 citizens of Lesotho. Lesotho nationals' permits were set to expire on December 31, 2023, but Zimbabwean exemption permits had two different expiration dates—December 31, 2023, and June 28, 2024—as determined by the courts. They will be […]



Over half a million ID documents haven’t been collected

Zuko Komisa Over half a million ID documents haven't been collected. According to Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, their offices have approximately 500,000 unclaimed IDs. The Home Affairs Committee of Parliament was briefed by Motsoaledi and the Electoral Commission on the commission's preparedness for this weekend's voter registration drive in advance of the general elections in 2024. Voter registration weekend is on November 18 and 19. Also Read: Insurance insights […]



Over 140 vehicles stolen and smuggled to neighboring countries have been recovered

Zuko Komisa Image | @HomeAffairsSA /X Over 140 vehicles stolen and smuggled to neighboring countries have been recovered. According to Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, border guards have recovered more than 140 stolen and trafficked cars to neighboring nations. Motsoaledi is at the South African-Zimbabwe border post of Beitbridge, where President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Border Management Authority (BMA) on Thursday. The interceptions were conducted by border guards during their […]



67 Pakistani nationals intercepted at OR Tambo International

Zuko Komisa / Pontso Motsepe Image | @kayanews /Twitter 67 Pakistani nationals intercepted at OR Tambo International. The arrest of 67 Pakistani nationals "with questionable visas" at the OR Tambo International Airport took place after they reportedly entered the country in violation of its immigration laws. According to Home Affairs minister, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, the Pakistanis were refused admission into South Africa in the early hours of August 13, 2023, […]


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Home Affairs extends operating hours until Friday

By: Natasha Archary Image: Dept of Home Affairs Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi has approved a temporary extension of operating hours from Tuesday, 27 June until Friday, 30 June. Motsoaledi said the extended office hours were necessary to deal with the high demand for Smart ID cards and passport services. The extended office hours will include two additional hours, from 08h00 to 17h30 at front offices by the Home Affairs […]


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Home Affairs extends ZEP permit deadline to December

By: Natasha Archary Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has once again extended the deadline for the Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEP) until 31 December 2023. The extension comes due to the Department requiring additional time to process an increase in applications for waivers. "The Minister took into consideration the said factors, including (to a certain extent) submissions received from the affected Zimbabwean nationals, relevant officials […]


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Home Affairs plans to recruit 10 000 unemployed youth

By Zuko Komisa In an effort to help with the digitisation of civic paper records, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) will post advertisements for 2 000 jobs for unemployed graduates. On August 11, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said that the first cohort would begin working on November 1. More than 350 million paper civic records, including those for births, marriages, funerals, and amendments, are kept by the department. […]


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Can the Department of Home Affairs go digital?

Kaya 959 Reporter Aaron Motsoaledi, the Minister of Home Affairs, has announced a full overhaul of his department's systems in order to reduce long lines. Motsoaledi stated that his department intends to digitize 300 million paper records dating back to 1895. The State Information Technology Agency will invest R400 million to update its entire network, with completion scheduled in the third quarter of this fiscal year. This is likely to […]


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Privacy Policy


POPIA ActTo promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies; to introduce certain conditions so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of personal information; to provide for the establishment of an Information Regulator to exercise certain powers and to perform certain duties and functions in terms of this Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000; to provide for the issuing of codes of conduct; to provide for the rights of persons regarding unsolicited electronic communications and automated decision making; to regulate the flow of personal information across the borders of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


  • section 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, provides that everyone has the right to privacy;
  • the right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information;
  • the State must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights;


  • consonant with the constitutional values of democracy and openness, the need for economic and social progress, within the framework of the information society, requires the removal of unnecessary impediments to the free flow of information, including personal information;


  • regulate, in harmony with international standards, the processing of personal information by public and private bodies in a manner that gives effect to the right to privacy subject to justifiable limitations that are aimed at protecting other rights and important interests,
  1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1.“Personal Information” means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person and where it is applicable, identifiable, existing juristic person, including all information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. 

1.2  Parliament assented to POPIA on 19 November 2013. The commencement date of section 1Part A of Chapter 5section 112 and section 113 was 11 April 2014. The commencement date of the other sections was 1 July 2020 (with the exception of section 110 and 114(4). The President of South Africa has proclaimed the POPI commencement date to be 1 July 2020.

1.3. “Processing” means the creation, generation, communication, storage, destruction of personal information as more fully defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.  

1.4. “You” or the “user” means any person who accesses and browses this website for any purpose. 

1.4. “Website” means the website of the KAYA 959 at URL or such other URL as KAYA 959 may choose from time to time.   

  1. Status and Amendments

2.1. KAYA 959 respects your privacy. This privacy policy statement sets out KAYA 959’s information gathering and dissemination practices in respect of the Website. 

2.2. This Privacy Policy governs the processing of personal information provided to KAYA 959 through your use of the Website. 

2.3. Please note that, due to legal and other developments, KAYA 959 may amend these terms and conditions from time to time.  

  1. Processing of Personal Information

3.1. By providing your personal information to KAYA 959 you acknowledge that it has been collected directly from you and consent to its processing by KAYA 959. 

3.2. Where you submit Personal Information (such as name, address, telephone number and email address) via the website (e.g. through completing any online form) the following principles are observed in the processing of that information: 

3.2.1. KAYA 959 will only collect personal information for a purpose consistent with the purpose for which it is required. The specific purpose for which information is 
collected will be apparent from the context in which it is requested. 

3.2.2. KAYA 959 will only process personal information in a manner that is adequate, relevant and not excessive in the context of the purpose for which it is processed. 

3.2.3. Personal information will only be processed for a purpose compatible with that for which it was collected, unless you have agreed to an alternative purpose in writing or KAYA 959 is permitted in terms of national legislation of general application dealing primarily with the protection of personal information. 

3.2.4. KAYA 959 will keep records of all personal Information collected and the specific purpose for which it was collected for a period of 1 (one) year from the date on which it was last used. 

3.2.5. KAYA 959 will not disclose any personal information relating to you to any third party unless your prior written agreement is obtained or KAYA 959 is required to do so by law. 

3.2.6. If personal information is released with your consent KAYA 959 will retain a record of the information released, the third party to which it was released, the reason for the release and the date of release, for a period of 1 (one) year from the date on which it was last used. 

3.2.7. KAYA 959 will destroy or delete any personal information that is no longer needed by KAYA 959 for the purpose it was initially collected, or subsequently processed. 

3.3. Note that, as permitted by the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002, KAYA 959 may use personal information collected to compile profiles for statistical purposes. No information contained in the profiles or statistics will be able to be linked to any specific user.    

  1. Collection of anonymous data

4.1. KAYA 959 may use standard technology to collect information about the use of this website. This technology is not able to identify individual users but simply allows KAYA 959 to collect statistics. 

4.2. KAYA 959 may utilise temporary or session cookies to keep track of users’ browsing habits. A cookie is a small file that is placed on your hard drive in order to keep a record of your interaction with this website and facilitate user convenience. 

4.2.1. Cookies by themselves will not be used to identify users personally but may be used to compile identified statistics relating to use of services offered or to provide KAYA 959 with feedback on the performance of this website. 

4.2.2. The following classes of information may be collected in respect of users who have enabled cookies: The browser software used; IP address; Date and time of activities while visiting the website; URLs of internal pages visited; and referrers. 

4.3. If you do not wish cookies to be employed to customize your interaction with this website it is possible to alter the manner in which your browser handles cookies. Please note that, if this is done, certain services on this website may not be available. 

  1. Security

5.1. KAYA 959 takes reasonable measures to ensure the security and integrity of information submitted to or collected by this website, but cannot under any circumstances be held liable for any loss or other damage sustained by you as a result of unlawful access to or dissemination of any personal information by a third party. 

  1. Links to other websites

6.1. KAYA 959 has no control over and accepts no responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party websites to which hyperlinks may have been provided and KAYA 959 strongly recommends that you review the privacy policy of any website you visit before using it further. 

  1. Queries

7.1. If you have any queries about this privacy policy please contact us by emailing [email protected]