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Zimbabweans in South Africa receive visa lifeline

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A three-year extension of temporary visas will prevent the mass expulsion of Zimbabwean workers from South Africa, according to an announcement made by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, yesterday afternoon. 246 more words

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Maputo Corridor “held ransom” by new RSA Immigration border crossing requirements

South African authorities implemented legislation requiring all travellers from Mozambique to prove they hold enough funds to cover their visit, either by showing R3000 minimum or by providing a credit card with a bank statement, the Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI) said in a statement today. 147 more words

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Postgraduate students still struggling with SA visa regulations

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by Doreen Zimbizi, Kudzai Mazvarirwofa and Roxanne Joseph.

Newly issued visa regulations from the South African Department of Home Affairs have led to frustration and anger among foreigners, including Witsies, living in the country. 401 more words

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The Three Most Annoying Singaporean Habits

I’m going to put a disclaimer here because I don’t want anyone getting offended and taking me to court: this is simply my opinion. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people whose opinions run the world, and I am largely inconsequential as a human being; hence, if anyone at all is actually reading this, please do not take offense. 1,088 more words

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Bring me all the (Dairy Girl's) cheese


Blimey, hot enough for you, etc, how’ve you been, going anywhere nice on holidays? Yes I know, you haven’t seen me around here in ages. 607 more words


Bishop of Chester supports amendment to Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

On 21st July 2014, the Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Peter Forster, spoke during the Committee Stage of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. He spoke in support of an amendment to make assault on workers selling alcohol a specific criminal offence. 233 more words


Polish far-right MEP blasted for use of 'racist' language

MEPs have called on European parliament president Martin Schulz to take strong action against polish deputy Janusz Korwin-Mikke for making ‘deeply unacceptable’ remarks.

Following Wednesday’s debate on youth unemployment, MEPs call on far-right politician Janusz Korwin-Mikke to “apologise and step down” for using the word “nigger”. 940 more words

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