Category Archives: News

Landmark Judgement to Affect Immigration Laws with Regard to Spouses 

A precedent-setting judgement focusing on South Africa’s new immigration regulations could see foreigners with tourist visas who are living here with South African partners being given spousal visas without having to return to their home countries to apply for the … Continue reading

Immigration Update 2015

Immigration Update 2015 Iman Rappetti – PowerFM Host: …Alright let’s talk now in our legal feature about immigration law, refugee and citizenship law, and I think it’s an important topic given what we’ve all seen over the last couple of weeks. … Continue reading

Children below the age of 18 have to carry a full unabridged birth certificate

“From the 1st of June, children below the age of 18 travelling into and out of SA will have to carry a full unabridged birth certificate.”

Undesirable Person – Constitutional Court paves way for Legal Challenge

Craig Smith challenging the constitutionality of the new “Undesirability” Immigration Laws. “We are now going to deal with the principal provision that gives the immigration officers the right to declare an undesirable person.” Transcription: You are Listening to Cape Talk on 31.567 … Continue reading

South Africa’s Immigration Update – CNBC Africa

watch the Immigration Update on CNBC here: [LINK] Nozipho Mbanjwa – CNBC Africa: Now, South Africa’s immigration policies have been an issue of contention, but some are calling them unconstitutional. Immigration lawyer Craig Smith joins us from our Capetown studios for … Continue reading

Impact of New Visa Regulations on Tourism – CNBC Africa

Click Here to see the Story on CNBC Africa: Transcription: Thomas Maree – Reporter, CNBC Africa: South Africa’s new immigration rules aim to enhance security and keep out so called undesirables from entering the country. The reality is that the new … Continue reading

Chinese woman detained at the Cape Town International Airport for 37 Days.

For 37 days a Chinese woman was detained at the Cape Town International Airport, but with the intervention from Craig Smith, the Western Cape High Court has ordered Home Affairs to allow her back into the country. Read the article on: … Continue reading

Radio Talk FM 702 – New Immigration Regulation of 2014 in South Africa

Live on Radio Talk FM 702 – Craig Smith is interviewed concerning the New Immigration Regulation of 2014 in South Africa. Xolani Gwala – Radio DJ: There apparently is a lot of panic over new immigration laws, these immigration regulations are causing wide spread … Continue reading

Live News – Minister Gigaba and Craig Smith speak about the Immigration Regulations of 2014.

Braking News about the Immigration Regulations of 2014 in South Africa. TRANSCRIPT: Presenter – Ann7 News: Minister we have a lawyer on the line, we have Craig on the line who has some concerns about these new regulations. Craig the sectors … Continue reading

The New Immigration Amendment Act of 2011 and Regulations: A new Era or a colossal Error

On the 16th of May 2014 the Minister of Home Affairs and the President signed into law the 2007, 2011 Immigration Amendment Act and the Regulations to come into effect of the 26th of May 2014. While the Minister hailed … Continue reading