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How to apply online for a South African smart ID card

The days of queuing at the Home Affairs offices may become a thing of the past very soon. Through Home Affairs' online application system...

Home Affairs, South Africa readies for voter registration

While South Africans await confirmation of the date for the 2016 local election, the Department of Home Affairs has urged citizens to make sure they have the correct identity documentation needed to vote, as well as to remember to register in their wards this weekend.

South Africa tackles human trafficking

The UN reports that sexual exploitation accounts for 53% of trafficking victims; 37% are subjected to forced labour and slavery. South Africa has put in place several mechanisms to battle the crime, integrating the efforts of the police, justice and social departments, and civil society.

Get your smart card ID at your nearest bank

South African citizens will be able to apply for their smart card ID cards at Home Affairs kiosks in FNB and Standard Bank branches as part of a pilot project set to start in April, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said at a media briefing on Tuesday.

South Africa’s mortality rate at its lowest in over a decade

While tuberculosis remains the No 1 cause of death in South Africa, more accurate recording and reporting has led to HIV becoming the third leading cause of death, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said at the release of the latest Mortality and Causes of Death report.

‘We must all join hands to fight crime’ – Mapisa-Nqakula

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, urges South Africans to be vigilant this festive season to prevent crime and ensure our safety....

South Africa is a top destination for asylum seekers

People seeking asylum are flocking to South Africa because of its laudable asylum policy. South Africa, however, can improve on certain issues, including how it handles people seeking refuge in the country, says a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative.

Female refugees face particular problems

The difficulties facing refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are far greater for women. They often have no access to the economy and receive little or no help from the authorities and law enforcement when it comes to domestic abuse. Their plight has been highlighted during Women's Month.

SA Airways appoints first black chief pilot

Captain Eric Manentsa's appointment as the first black chief pilot at South African Airways has been described as a proud moment for the airline and a milestone for the country in its 20th year of democracy.

SA Airways appoints first black chief pilot

Captain Eric Manentsa's appointment as the first black chief pilot at South African Airways has been described as a proud moment for the airline and a milestone for the country in its 20th year of democracy.