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Namibia: Citizenship granted to 3 000 foreigners

Published: 12/Mar/2018
Source: The Namibian (Windhoek)

by Okeri Ngutjinazo HOME affairs minister Frans Kapofi last week said over 3 000 foreign nationals were granted Namibian citizenship from 2010 to 2016. Kapofi revealed this in the National Assembly last Thursday when answering questions from Rally for Democracy and…

South Africa: The Guptas’ passport bonanza

Published: 11/Mar/2018
Source: City Press / News 24 (South Africa)

Erika Gibson The Gupta brothers have each been provided with a plethora of South African passports that will ensure they can still get around for a long time.City Press’ sister newspaper Rapport has obtained copies of computer records from the…

Zimbabwe: Parly committee to grill Mudede

Published: 8/Mar/2018
Source: The Chronicle (Bulawayo)

By Pamela Shumba, Senior Reporter THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services will next week quiz the Registrar General (RG) Mr Tobaiwa Mudede on why Zimbabweans continue to face difficulties in obtaining national documents at the…

South Africa: Citizens Gupta – Finally Clarified. Sort Of.

Published: 7/Mar/2018
Source: News24 (South Africa)

Atul and Rajesh Gupta are South African citizens; the fugitive Ajay Gupta is not. This is the clarification given by the home affairs department after confusion reigned for around 22 hours and 30 minutes on the status of Atul. At…

South Africa: Ajay and Atul Gupta are not South African citizens

Published: 6/Mar/2018
Source: The Citizen (South Africa)

Makhosandile Zulu The family had applied for citizenship as a collective but this was rejected because more than one family member did not qualify. Neither of the brothers Ajay and Atul Gupta – in fact not a single member of…

South Africa: Gigaba says Gupta naturalisation process above board

Published: 6/Mar/2018
Source: Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

By Mashadi Kekana Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the law does allow for naturalised citizens to have their citizenship revoked and claims the controversial Gupta family was not favoured when they applied for naturalisation. Gigaba, on Tuesday, gave feedback…

South Africa: Stateless couple seek clarification on citizenship

Published: 5/Mar/2018
Source: Timeslive (South Africa)

By Ernest Mabuza A couple originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo have found themselves stateless after renouncing their citizenship in order to be naturalised as South Africans. While one of their children has been granted South African citizenship‚ the…