Home Affairs:Lost in space


Home Affairs:Lost in space

Despite the many promises made by officials and politicians, service delivery at the Department of Home Affairs has not improved. An exercise to "clear" the backlog has begun and this will probably entail many permits being refused.

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Submitted by : OW OOSTHUIZEN of UNIEDAL on 2011-07-01 13:57:40
Guess which company was granted the tender of R750 000 000(over 3 years) to get the Department of Home Affairs functional again? ........... and who were the individuals involved in securing the tenders? ............. Maybe worth your while to look into the affairs of Fevertree Consulting represented by Roelf Meyer and Cyril Ramaphosa. They merely acted as contractors who outsourced the job to overseas affiliates who had to come and do the job. Wonder how much the piggy(s) in the middle took for merely passing the buck! Obviously there weren't any performance clauses because the department is still in a mess!
 
Submitted by : Brigitte Schutte on 2011-06-30 15:07:21
It also appears that not all services are offered at certain Home Affairs Offices. Try obtaining your permanent resident stamp in your passport at the Randburg office, like you did 10 years ago, only to be told that they do not do this and you can go to certain other offices like Soweto, Town or Randfontein offices etc.

Yet their website does not state that certain services are not available at certain offices. They expect you to stand in long queues only to be told sorry, not here, please waste another day at our other office.

Editor's Note
But we have to accept that the Home Affairs' system is often clogged by immigration consultants (attorneys) submitting hundreds of applications for Corporate Work Permits (mainly for strippers): http://www.noseweek.co.za/article.php?current_article=2473
http://www.noseweek.co.za/article.php?current_article=2389 http://www.noseweek.co.za/article.php?current_article=2511 so until these

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