Update on ZEP

The court application by Helen Suzman Foundation, along with the Zimbabwe Immigration Federation and the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit Holders started in the Pretoria High Court on 11 April and concluded this past week –  where they challenged in court the decision by the Department of Home Affairs to scrap the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits, which would affect more than 170,000 permit holders.

The exemption permit system was introduced in 2009 under the Dispensation of Zimbabweans Project, which allowed some 250,000 Zimbabweans unlawfully in South Africa to regularise their status, allowing them to live, work and study in South Africa. This scheme was extended and renamed the Zimbabwean Special Permit in 2014 and the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit in 2017. In 2021, Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced that the ZEP system would not be renewed, though two temporary extensions were granted, most recently until 30 June 2023.

The Judges will now deliberate and hopefully will announce when they will deliver the judgment.

Hopefully that will be soon and Fedhasa will update members as soon as the judgement is made.

Share:

More News

FEDHASA Cape Young Professionals Work-Life Balance Day

FEDHASA Cape and SAACI co-hosted an event on 17 June 2024 in celebration of Youth Day (16 June), centred around ‘work-life balance.’ Events like these are vital as they provide members with opportunities to gain insights and practical advice, in this case, young professionals maintaining a healthy work-life balance, which

Read More »

Important Updates to the Gauteng Liquor Act 2003

1] Transfer of Liquor Licences Previously, the liquor authority issued certificates upon authorising the transfer of a liquor licence. However, section 104 of the Gauteng Liquor Act stipulates that a licence, rather than a certificate, should be issued. Effective from 5th June 2024, the authority will issue licences instead of

Read More »

INTEGRATED LABOUR SOLUTIONS

ILS is a Management Consultancy specialising in Employment Relations Consulting & Training. They have been consulting to the Hospitality Industry and has been a trusted partner to FEDHASA for over 30 years and are extremely well versed in the exigencies of our industry. ILS also advises our FEDHASA Head Office

Read More »