Home Affairs

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Home Affairs.

Democratic Alliance Tables Electoral Amendment Bill

Parliament

A bill providing for all South Africans to be allowed to register to vote on production of a valid ID has been tabled in parliament.

The Electoral Amendment Bill, a private member’s bill, was drafted by Michael Waters, a Democratic Alliance (DA) member of parliament.

Draft Refugees Regulations Drawn Up

Department of Home Affairs

Draft regulations that provide for asylum seekers to produce affidavits as proof of marriage have been published for comment.

The Draft Refugees Regulations were published in Government Gazette 41738.

Comment Sought on Immigration Amendment Bill

Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs

A draft bill that seeks to ensure that detained illegal foreigners are brought before a court within 48 hours of their arrest has been drawn up.

The Draft Immigration Amendment Bill, published in Government Gazette 41698, was drafted by the portfolio committee on home affairs.

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