SA expresses readiness to handle Zim applications
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
PRETORIA – SOUTH Africa said it was prepared to accept applications for permits from thousands of Zimbabwean nationals that are expected to apply for the extension of the documents.
The process begins next month following the expiry of permits issued in 2010.
Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, is set to address the media on Thursday about the state of readiness for the implementation of the Zimbabwean Special Project (ZSP).
Home Affairs spokesperson, Mayihlome Tshwete, said Gigaba would address the media ahead of the implementation of the ZSP where more than 250 000 Zimbabweans are set to re-apply.
South Africa announced that the re-application for work permits, study and business permits would replace the Zimbabwe Documentation Project (ZDP).
The new permits would run until 2017.
Zimbabwe is estimated to have 3 million citizens living in South Africa.
Majority of them ran away from economic challenges affecting the country.
The previous process was wriggled by a number of problems with some Zimbabweans reporting they were yet to receive permits despite these being approved.
– CAJ News
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