Articles about Zimbabwean Special Permits and Zimbabwe Exemption Permits

New court challenge to decision to scrap Zimbabwean permits

The Zimbabwean Immigration Federation seeks to defend the rights of Zimbabweans living in South Africa


Law | 28 July 2022

As deadline approaches Zimbabweans face a stark choice: start from zero in a broken country or live undocumented in SA

From 1 January 2023, hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans and their children will no longer be able to live, work and go to school legally in the republic


News | 23 June 2022

Understanding the Zimbabwean permit case

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans living in South Africa may find themselves undocumented on 1 January 2023. The Helen Suzman Foundation is trying to stop this.


Law | 20 June 2022

180,000 Zimbabweans face deportation as permit deadline looms

Applying for a work permit is difficult and many have given up


News | 10 June 2022

About 180,000 Zimbabweans in SA face uncertain future

The Zimbabwe Exemption Permit lapses in December and the South African government has not indicated if it will renew it


News | 27 May 2021

Zimbabweans in SA tied up in red tape as permit deadline approaches

Applicants for permits are rejected if they do not have a valid Zimbabwean passport, even if theyโ€™ve applied for one


News | 23 January 2018

Zimbabweans battle with VFSโ€™s application system

Elderly people with little computer know-how are becoming desperate


News | 9 October 2017

Zimbabwe Exemption Permit will not be for new applicants

New permit is valid until end of 2021


News | 8 September 2017

Confusion over Zimbabwe Special Dispensation Permit

Some holders of Zimbabwe Dispensation Permits that expire in 2015 do not understand that all permits are expiring on 31 December 2014, and that they too need to make an online application by 1 October 2014 for the new Zimbabwe Special Dispensation Permit (ZSP).

Tariro Washinyira

News | 22 August 2014

Zimbabweans welcome extension of residence

The Department of Home Affairs has granted three more years residence to more than 250 000 Zimbabweans who applied for dispensation permits in 2009.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 13 August 2014