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Minister Gigaba: Migrants entitled to protection

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says individuals visiting, transiting and residing in the territory of a country are entitled to the protection of the host country...

20 Mar 2017

Snowden's lawyer says extradition report is 'speculation'

Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer on Saturday dismissed a US report that Moscow was considering extraditing the NSA whistleblower as a "gift" to President Donald Trump...

13 Feb 2017

Top tech companies argue against Trump travel ban

Dozens of top tech companies - including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter - have filed a joint legal brief arguing against President Donald Trump's travel ban...

8 Feb 2017

Clearing up the confusion: What travellers between SA and New Zealand need to know

New visa regulations have come into effect for travellers from New Zealand to South Africa and vice versa, causing confusion and concern. Immigration and citizenship law specialist Stefanie De Saude clarifies matters...

By Stefanie De Saude 6 Feb 2017

No deportation of undocumented migrants

The Department of Home Affairs has dismissed reports that it has ordered the immediate deportation of undocumented migrants in the country...

26 Jan 2017

Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants

It is not uncommon to find a number of visa applicants having different outcomes to the same visa/permit applications filed...

By Stefanie De Saude 10 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Judgment on poultry meat regulations welcomed

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has welcomed the judgment in the case brought by the South Africa Poultry Association (SAPA) against poultry meat regulations...

23 Sep 2016

Anti-gay American pastor barred from entering SA

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says American Pastor Steven Anderson and members or associates of his church have been denied entry into South Africa and his visa exemption status will be revoked...

13 Sep 2016

Lithuanian law amendment eases rules for SA Litvaks seeking dual citizenship

Last week, the Government of Lithuania adopted unanticipated amendments to the law pertaining to nationality. No longer requiring documented proof of persecution or of imminent threat, the descendants of Lithuanian Jews who left before 1990 can now qualify for Lithuanian dual citizenship - including those living in South Africa...

29 Jun 2016

Improving immigration policy can assist local economy

In April this year in his address to the SA-Iranian Business Forum in Tehran, South African President Jacob Zuma...

9 Jun 2016

Lithuanian government makes citizenship provision for Jewish diaspora

A string of recent court cases and a bold step forward by the Lithuanian government give hope that the project of reintegration of the Jewish diaspora in Lithuania is on track...

By Stefanie de Saude 27 May 2016

International

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping a Mauritius-registered private resources investment firm is seeking legal redress against an Australian-listed junior resources company over contested mining rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

8 Mar 2017

Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security".

17 Feb 2017

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