Landmark judgement to affect immigration laws with regards to spouses
• Australian Luc Osstyn missed the birth of his first-born in Cape Town.
• And wife Jade van Ryneveld has missed having her husband at her side for seven weeks.
• But finally their separation nightmare may be over.
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 documents. On Friday, a judgement handed down in the Western Cape High Court found that Zimbabwean Lea Stewart, 40, whose husband and four sons live in Cape Town, did not have to return to Zimbabwe to apply and wait for a spousal visa from SA. Instead it was ordered that she be granted one in South Africa.
Listen to Craig Smith speak more on this judgement.