Aaron Motsoaledi

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Aaron Motsoaledi added : “Anybody who is not aware that people have been identified in this manner since the Act was promulgated in 2002 cannot [blame] me. Therefore, the media headlines and statements that suggest that I have given instructions to the police officers to stop people and ask for their identification is sensational and it tries to create a controversy where none exists. The country is suffering load shedding at the moment and that is enough, we cannot afford journalism shedding too” External link

citizen Saturday, September 24, 2022 3:19:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I wouldn’t say they’re showing us the middle finger. I’d say they have been convinced by these court cases that they shouldn’t bother [applying] because they believe this matter is going to be thrown out by the courts” External link

businessday Thursday, September 22, 2022 2:09:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are saying they must come only as visitors, but as visitors who can perform work. This change means there’s no avenue available for these religious workers to migrate to permanent residence status,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:17:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Shepherd Bushiri ) : “Pastor Bushiri was arrested by the Hawks for fraud in his church amounting to R102m and was granted bail and put under the care of police. He had to report to the police station three times per week. During that period he escaped” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 13, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “But for now I’m afraid the Hawks are [still] digging in and they will never give anybody information… we will hear for the first time all of us when it is presented in front of a judge,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 13, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “The surprising part which I didn’t know before – is that after being dismissed, having tried the Labour Court, a public servant can still go to start a new process at the General Public Service Sectoral Bargaining Council. I’m confessing that this was news to me [because] I thought once you go to the courts and you lose that’s where matters end,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 13, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “Their disciplinary process is currently under way, with the most recent sitting [being] on the 3rd of August. We waiting for other sittings,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 13, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “When they start coming in and looking at how many hours they need for each, their calculation brought them to the belief that they need six months and in the remaining three months it won’t happen,” External link

businessday Thursday, September 8, 2022 12:54:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Those court cases are still going ahead, by the way. We are sitting next month. These extensions, they are still going ahead and we are still preparing. Just today, day my DG was sending an affidavit... there's an exchange of affidavits and all that so, no, not at all. We are defending every inch of our decision, this one was the particular advice of the people who are going to do the work," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, September 7, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Another factor considered is that few Zimbabwean nationals have thus far applied for visas/waivers,” External link

citizen Monday, September 5, 2022 7:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "With the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31(2)(b), read with section 31(2)(d) of the Immigration Act, decided to extend the Zimbabwean exemptions granted to Zimbabwean nationals for a further period of six (6) months in order to allow the holders thereof to apply for one or other visas provided for in the Immigration Act that they may qualify for, hereby direct that this decision should be implemented as follows, during the further six months' period, from 31 December 2022, ending on 30 June 2023," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 4, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “If anybody does not want to take advantage of this extension after June [2023] then that is the end of the exemption permit,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 3, 2022 10:36:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “No holder of the exemption may be arrested, ordered to depart or be detained for purposes of deportation or deported in terms of the section 34 of the Immigration Act for any reason related to him of her not having any valid exemption certificate in his or her passport,” “The DHA calls upon all the affected Zimbabwean nationals to make use of this window of opportunity and not wait for the last moment to lodge their applications as is the case now” External link

citizen Friday, September 2, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “They’ve helped us with money and we’ve hired people to help, even Treasury has given us extra money to hire more people,” External link

citizen Friday, September 2, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "With the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31(2)(b), read with section 31(2)(d) of the Immigration Act, decided to extend the Zimbabwean exemptions granted to Zimbabwean nationals for a further period of 6 months in order to allow the holders thereof to apply for one or other visas provided for in the Immigration Act that they may qualify for, hereby direct that this decision should be implemented as follows, during the further six months' period, from 31 December 2022, ending on 30 June 2023," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 2, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “This definitely will cause problems to travellers, but we believe that is a price South Africans have to pay to secure our passports,” External link

citizen Friday, August 26, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are on a firm path towards clean governance and improved service delivery. The responsibility for the performance of the Department rests with all employees. Accountability for the performance of assigned responsibilities is absolutely critical” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : "The unfortunate part is that whenever we raise these issues, you are branded a xenophobe," External link

dw-en Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:18:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : "Some of them continue into the transit travel to the neighbouring country, and once they arrive there they find a way to come into South Africa illegally through our borders," External link

eyewitness-news Friday, August 12, 2022 1:39:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The department has more than 350 million Civic paper records relating to birth, marriages, deaths and amendments. The category of records dates back to 1895 which necessitates care and reliable systems that will bear tolerance for the digitisation purposes. These records are in all provinces and the bulk of which are in Gauteng, North West and the Western Cape,” “These unemployed youth should be qualified in Information Technology; Document, Information and Records Management, obtained from Institutions of Higher Learning (Universities, Universities of Technologies, TVETs)” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “What people don’t realise are the serious consequences and hardships that the country suffers when its passports are defrauded in this manner. The main one being that the integrity of the South African passport will be put into question, causing many hardship for South African travellers,” “It is for this reason that this state of affairs cannot be allowed to continue. Today, we are announcing the first of three steps to be taken by the department to secure the integrity of our passport, and make it foolproof for fraudulent acquisition” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is, however, nothing new. This is a method that is being used to collect Smart ID cards,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Unfortunately, this privilege is now being taken away,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We must strongly warn that any passport collected using whatever method other than the ones announced today will not be activated and hence will be of no use to the holder,” “We are aware that this will inconvenience some frequent travellers and some busy people who might not have time but we are appealing that everybody has to be prepared to readily pay this price for the integrity of our passports” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The decision was informed by recent incidents wherein passengers from the two countries were caught attempting to enter into South Africa illegally by sneaking in through fire hydrant passages at the airport while on the way to the transit lounge to continue to other countries. In so doing, they try to evade immigration and other law enforcement officers at the Port of Entry, thus undermining the security and sovereignty of the State,” “The reintroduction of transit visas is one of the practical and strong interventions we are making in our ongoing efforts of strengthening entry requirements at our airports. It also underscores our resolve to stop people from undermining our systems” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Training offered will be relevant to the jobs for which they are contracted to perform. Continuous learning and development interventions will be provided to enhance their employability and/or allow them to leverage on entrepreneurial opportunities beyond the project,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 11, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : "Part of the [reason for] long queues at Home Affairs is that one person has to come to the office again and again. Once they are digitised, it will be an easy job," External link

news24 Thursday, August 11, 2022 5:30:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The department has more than 350 million civic paper records relating to birth, marriages, deaths and amendments. The category of records dates back to 1895 which necessitated care and reliable systems that will bear tolerance for digitization purposes. It must be noted that the department is increasingly using technology to improve the way it renders services to the people and to improve the security of our documents," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 11, 2022 4:12:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about error ) : “Very week we are arresting people who issue those permits. If they are conceding to issuing permits by error, it means many people were brought to this country erroneously and illegally. It means there is corruption happening,” External link

citizen Monday, August 1, 2022 7:56:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “One of the things that is contemporary in SA which is a big elephant in the room, and we are trying to run away from that elephant by keeping quiet, is the issue of immigration,” “Why is the ANC keeping quiet and believing [this problem] will go away? It is not going to go away. We must not be scared or embarrassed to mention the truth. I am in home affairs. I know what I am talking about” External link

businessday Monday, August 1, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "It's heartbreaking to hear of such incidents of sexual assault," External link

news24 Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "She [the mother] said, 'Doctor, this is my brother; please do not report him because we are financially dependent on him'. This further broke my heart," External link

news24 Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We say granting citizenship to anybody has to be in the national interest. We are saying laws by naturalisation must be overhauled by the ANC government," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The current legislative framework is unsustainable and delays finalising matters that deal with deportation. In some instances, people facing deportation apply for High Court interdicts and by the time the matter sits, we cannot find them," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We have heard about the strike here and this has nothing to do with Home Affairs, but our hope is that the SARS commissioner and the employees will resolve the issues as soon as possible,” External link

herald Monday, July 18, 2022 8:12:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Whilst the broader integration process is underway, this cohort will be statically deployed at the identified five vulnerable segments of the borderline, working together with members of the South African National Defence Force,” “The BMA, which is South Africa’s new, single authority for border management with a single command and control, was established through the Border Management Authority Act of 2020” External link

herald Friday, July 15, 2022 3:04:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : "The panel contacted Eskom and the City of Tshwane and established that there were no power outages on the relevant days. The panel subsequently found that the surge was caused by non-compliant electrical installations at Pavillion 2 (GPW) which housed the crashed server," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:44:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “If you sell your identity, you are replaced by a foreign national on our database which means that you will not be able to access services in country,” External link

sanews Tuesday, July 5, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This exention is critical for service delivery. It is part of our many strategies to eliminate long queues at our offices while ensuring that people receive the enabling documents they apply for. We will ensure that every client that is inside these selected offices at the time of closing receives services,” External link

gov-za Monday, July 4, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This extension is critical for service delivery. It is part of our many strategies to eliminate long queues at our offices while ensuring that people receive the enabling documents they apply for. We will ensure that every client that is inside these selected offices at the time of closing receives services,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 1, 2022 9:29:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : "The minister calls upon all affected Zimbabwean nationals to ignore the false hope created by the HSF and adhere to the procedures outlined by the department in various public notices and communication," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I would like to thank members of the public who continue to provide information that leads to arrests of these corrupt syndicates and unscrupulous employers who break our laws,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:00:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are determined to root out corruption in all its forms in Home Affairs. We will stamp out the use of fraudulent documents by people who do not deserve them. We will continue to arrest citizens and non-nationals who engage in the production of fraudulent documents,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:19:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “And let’s make it very clear, it is illegal to hire an illegal person in the country and we don’t understand why employers should do that,” External link

citizen Monday, June 20, 2022 6:16:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "I don't have to outline what is taking place in our country about this problem. It is a crisis we are all aware of," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 18, 2022 6:33:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I don’t have to outline what is taking place in our country about this problem. It is a crisis we are all aware of,” External link

news24 Saturday, June 18, 2022 4:55:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I am extremely happy that our immigration officers implement the laws of the country without fear or favour. As a country, we won’t tolerate the abuse of our immigration laws by anyone nor will we allow the integrity of our borders to be abused. This kind of abuse lends more urgency to the work we are doing in revising our immigration laws,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I am extremely happy that our immigration officers implement the laws of the country without fear or favour. As a country, we won’t tolerate the abuse of our immigration laws by anyone nor will we allow the integrity of our borders to be abused. This kind of abuse lends more urgency to the work we are doing in revising our immigration laws,” External link

sanews Monday, June 13, 2022 11:45:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is part of the effort to introduce innovative and effective methods of improving service delivery, as the new passport service will accelerate the processing of applications and delivery of completed products to clients in the UK,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 13, 2022 11:21:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “With this system in place our citizens in the UK will no longer wait for extended periods when renewing their passports. This will also ease space constraints at SA’s embassy in London,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 13, 2022 11:21:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We believe that as soon as their own engineers have helped us to increase system uptime, the banks will cheerfully open their doors for Home Affairs services,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : "The outcome of this disciplinary hearing is taking us closer to ensuring that we bring to an end irregular practices and decisions by Home Affairs officials within the system. We are cracking down on all forms of irregularities wherever we find them at Home Affairs" External link

news24 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "If there are issues with branches in ANC conferences and it is not clear how they will affect the conference, they are allowed to participate. Their votes get colour-coded, and their votes are put aside. We check whether their participation will materially change the conference either way," External link

news24 Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:57:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “One of the things that is contemporary in SA which is a big elephant in the room, and we are trying to run away from that elephant by keeping quiet, is the issue of immigration,” “Why is the ANC keeping quiet and believing [this problem] will go away? It is not going to go away. We must not be scared or embarrassed to mention the truth. I am in home affairs. I know what I am talking about” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 19, 2022 9:31:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi claimed : “the biggest problem in South Africa is people crossing the border illegally” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:50:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “What they do is, they recruit foreign nationals who need South African passports but don’t deserve them because they’re here illegally. Then they recruit a corrupt Home Affairs official. At night, the Home Affairs official opens the offices. They bring an equal number of South Africans and foreign nationals. Each South African will donate their identify to the corresponding foreign national,” External link

citizen Friday, April 15, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "This is a community meeting of people who stay here only… People are angry. We ask you to leave because this is a meeting of the community. Now we are unable to continue with the meeting because they are very angry. I'm just asking you to leave very peacefully. Tell whoever has invited you that they invited you to the wrong meeting," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:35:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We at Home Affairs have brought 25 immigration officers, we will leave them for three months so that they may deal with issues of immigration in accordance with South African law,” External link

citizen Friday, April 8, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We congratulate the patriotic GPW official who resisted huge amounts of money and remained honest to his job and his country,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:38:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We don’t tolerate fraud and corruption and it is clear that there are members of society who share our resolve and provide reliable tip-offs. We thank them for coming forward,” External link

citizen Friday, April 1, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The net is closing in on all the corrupt Home Affairs officials and their associates who are undermining the country’s laws. This failed bid to evade justice in South Africa is linked to the take down of a syndicate that was operating out of the Krugersdorp Home Affairs office last week,” External link

citizen Friday, April 1, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We don’t tolerate fraud and corruption, and it is clear that there are members of society who share our resolve and provide reliable tip-offs. We thank them for coming forward,” External link

sanews Friday, April 1, 2022 12:09:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I have instructed the department to conduct a speedy, thorough and full investigation into the matter and action must be taken against anyone who falls foul of the law” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Bribing an official for a service that is available for free suggests that the person bribing is aware that they don’t have a valid claim for international protection. This is another example of the abuse we are rooting out in the asylum seeker and refugee management system,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I have instructed the department to conduct a speedy, thorough and full investigation into the matter and action must be taken against anyone who falls foul of the law,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Bribing an official for a service that is available for free suggests that the person bribing is aware that they don’t have a valid claim for international protection. This is another example of the abuse we are rooting out in the asylum seeker and refugee management system,” External link

gov-za Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I have instructed the department to conduct a speedy, thorough and full investigation into the matter and action must be taken against anyone who falls foul of the law” External link

gov-za Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Progressive partnerships will help us to resolve some of the challenges around the international protection afforded to vulnerable people. The voluntary repatriation process is also an example of how personal circumstances of vulnerable people can change to an extent that they can return to their home countries when the conditions allow,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We believe that with time and a conducive environment which must be created by all stakeholders, these numbers will increase exponentially,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Immigration laws of the republic apply to everyone equally. In particular, conveyances that engage in smuggling of persons across the country’s borders will face the full might of the law,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 29, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The voluntary repatriation process is also an example of how personal circumstances of vulnerable people can change to an extent that they can return to their home countries when the conditions allow,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We believe that with time and a conducive environment which must be created by all stakeholders, these numbers will increase exponentially,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “What they do is, they recruit foreign nationals who need South African passports but don’t deserve them because they’re here illegally. Then they recruit a corrupt Home Affairs official. At night, the Home Affairs official opens the offices. They bring an equal number of South Africans and foreign nationals. Each South African will donate their identify to the corresponding foreign national,” External link

citizen Friday, March 25, 2022 11:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "South Africans were allegedly recruited for as little as R500 and promised jobs overseas, which never materialised, in exchange for their identity," External link

news24 Friday, March 25, 2022 5:18:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Once the kingpin has a certain number, he would then task his runner to recruit South Africans who had never acquired passports before," External link

news24 Friday, March 25, 2022 5:18:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is alleged that the kingpin bought cars for his lieutenants, presumably to enable them to be at his disposal, day and night. In other words, the lieutenants were always available to the kingpin whenever he needed them,” External link

sanews Friday, March 25, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “At times, it may appear that nothing is happing but patriots should rest assured that we work very hard behind the scenes to ensure that we build watertight cases that meet the requirement of proof beyond any reasonable doubt,” External link

sanews Friday, March 25, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “They’ve helped us with money and we’ve hired people to help, even Treasury has given us extra money to hire more people,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:01:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In 1998 only 11,000 people came to South Africa to ask for asylum, all of a sudden in 2008, the number changed to 207,000 and most people were from Zimbabwe, and the following year another 227,000. Within two years, we were faced with more than 400,000 people asking for asylum. The system was not designed for that, it was overrun and Home Affairs decided to give them special payments in order to deal with the situation,” “We said the time has arrived that normal immigration laws must apply, so we’re not changing any law, immigration laws have always been there. We’re saying they must apply like every other person who comes here. It can’t be that Zimbabweans and Basotho have got a different law to rule them when everyone else is under immigration laws” External link

citizen Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:01:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Whether you are South African or not, if you own a spaza shop it must be licensed and everyone must know about its existence. It must register for tax,” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We’re hoping by July this year the structure will enlist to become a 3D entity, meaning it will be a stand-alone authority. At the moment it falls under the department of home affairs” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We have divided the country into 10 segments. Out of those 10 segments, four are very problematic in terms of illegal migration," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, March 14, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "By virtue of the power vested in me by section 31(2) of the Immigration Act, 2002, Act No 13 of 2002, I hereby withdraw the blanket waiver which was granted on April 21, 2016, which waiver allowed foreign graduates at South African tertiary institution that studied towards degrees in the area of critical skills, to apply for a permanent residency permit without the need of first acquiring five years post-qualification experience or the need to submit testimonials from employees," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 11, 2022 9:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We need to modernise our laws to reflect our current circumstances, based on our realities. South Africa does not have a problem with people who are legally seeking protection. The challenge is with those who are here illegally,” External link

sanews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : “But at least one of the pictures we recognise as a picture that was taken last year on January 4 and they are depicting the situation that happened a year ago and say is happening now,” External link

herald Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi asked : "So are you saying the military command in Zimbabwe know that their soldiers are taking bribes to let people in, and you have told them that, but nothing has happened?" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are determined to defend any spurious court actions aimed at undermining the lawful and reasonable decision which I took in my capacity as the minister of the department. We are doing this while we acknowledge the rights of individuals and groups to approach the courts to seek remedies if they feel aggrieved,” “It is common cause that there are many other groupings who are poised to take on review the decision on ZEP in the courts of law in the New Year. And as a result, the department will defend the lawful, rational and reasonable decision taken in my capacity as the minister of the department” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 4, 2022 1:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "These people come by car from Zimbabwe," "The cars stop at the other side of the border. Whoever does not have documents will then move out of the car. The car will go because the driver would have all the documents. But when they pass through the gate, they then wait for that person who crosses the border illegally on the other side. That is why we have put several (roadblocks) after the border" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "What is now left is the deployment of border guards, which will happen early this year. Once we have border guards, we will be very sure that the border line is managed, but for now, it is being manned by the army. We have put a roadblock 10km from Mussina and this morning, we have already caught 179. Thirty kilometres out of Mussina, we have another roadblock there … There are several roadblocks to try and curb illegal entry," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : "This morning already 179 of them were found at the border and they were turned back, then there is another roadblock at Baobab about thirty minutes from Musina towards Makhado. There is also a roadblock, anybody who might have escaped the first roadblock (will be caught). So we are putting a series of firewalls," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 3, 2022 10:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is common cause that there are many other groupings who are poised to take on review the decision on ZEP in the courts of law in the New Year. And as a result, the Department will defend the lawful, rational and reasonable decision taken in my capacity as the Minister of the Department” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 31, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are determined to defend any spurious court actions aimed at undermining the lawful and reasonable decision which I took in my capacity as the Minister of the department. We are doing this while we acknowledge the rights of individuals and groups to approach the courts to seek remedies if they feel aggrieved,” External link

sanews Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is common cause that there are many other groupings who are poised to take on review the decision on ZEP in the courts of law in the New Year. As a result, the department will defend the lawful, rational and reasonable decision taken in my capacity as the Minister of the department,” External link

sanews Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is not vindictiveness but it’s a warning to individuals and companies who believe that they can receive millions in public funds via spurious litigation,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 24, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is not vindictiveness but it’s a warning to individuals and companies who believe that they can receive millions in public funds via spurious litigation,” External link

businessday Friday, December 24, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It baffles the mind that the two companies could pursue the state for this huge amount of money, going right up to the Constitutional Court, despite knowing that they had never provided any service to the department,” “We are aware that it is the constitutional right of individuals and companies to utilise the various courts of the country in pursuit of justice. However we believe it is sheer opportunism, bordering on theft and corruption, for anybody to demand state money when they didn’t provide any services” External link

businessday Friday, December 24, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Absolutely, that Cabinet decision stands. Absolutely,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “It is true, the confusion erupted from the department, from officials in the department. They issued a circular purporting to clarify a Cabinet decision. The Cabinet decision is very clear: it does not need any circular to clarify it. What has been withdrawn, and I think what caused the confusion now, yesterday (Monday), I instructed that the circular be withdrawn – because I don’t see any purpose it is serving,” “That circular was not even supposed to be issued. It was serving no purpose but just causing confusion. The Cabinet decision was clear. It was outlined by the Minister in the Presidency (Mondli) Gungubele on what the decision was about. Matters should have rested there, and they indeed must rest there” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The temporary extension is therefore aimed at giving people more time to come to our offices or be processed through our borders in a safe manner, taking into account that Covid-19 is still with us,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 14, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The temporary extension is therefore aimed at giving people more time to come to our offices or be processed through our borders in a safe manner, taking into account that COVID-19 is still with us,” External link

sanews Monday, December 13, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Our offices and Ports of Entry usually receive high numbers of people during the festive season, partly because that is when most people have time to look for services or to travel. The temporary extension is therefore aimed at giving people more time to come to our offices or be processed through our borders in a safe manner, taking into account that Covid-19 is still with us,” External link

gov-za Monday, December 13, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Number one is residential qualification. Before an independent candidate can stand for election that person in that particular region must have a residential address, must be coming from there so that we don’t have people standing all over the place and in many places. Number two is voter support, how many people support you as an independent candidate," External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “And when you are doing renovations you make no space for parking, when you know that Beitbridge is not only a passage to Zimbabwe, it’s a passage to the whole continent,” “We have been discussing the issue about automation forever. The newly renovated buildings have opened 75% of the place, which is new. But that newly renovated place is not automated” External link

businessday Saturday, November 13, 2021 2:55:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "In the next few weeks, there will be far-reaching leadership and policy interventions by BMA as well as a number of initiatives that we have been involved in to resolve issues around this matter," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "In the next few weeks, there will be far-reaching leadership and policy interventions by BMA as well as a number of initiatives that we have been involved in to resolve issues around this matter," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “There is no government policy that provides for that and members of the public should not be treated like that” External link

citizen Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Where it happens, members of the public must challenge it, take down the name of the official who wants to send them home and raise it with the office manager,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Home Affairs exists to deliver enabling documents to people. We can’t turn away people who are looking for public services if they arrive within the stipulated hours of work,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We urge everyone who comes to our offices to observe social distancing, sanitise their hands regularly and to wear their masks properly, covering their noses and mouths. Nobody will be assisted if they are not wearing their masks properly,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : “Zimbabwe’s decision ‘to charge people US$200 and demanding the money in cash’ has complicated matters,” External link

newsday Friday, October 22, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “It’s a mockery to think a country can just introduce measures without even involving us. For the past three days, I have been phoning their minister and all I get is that your call has not been successful,” External link

newsday Friday, October 22, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : "The congestion is being caused by the continued construction on the Zimbabwean side. It looks like their construction has now reached a difficult point without them making any arrangements for parking space, so they don't allow lots of trucks from South Africa on their side because they have got no parking space where they will process their trucks," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 22, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : “The congestion is being caused by the continued construction on the Zimbabwean side. It looks like their construction has now reached a difficult point without them making any arrangements for parking space, so they don’t allow lots of trucks from South Africa on their side because they have got no parking space where they will process their trucks,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “And when you are doing renovations you make no space for parking, when you know that Beitbridge is not only a passage to Zimbabwe, it’s a passage to the whole continent,” “We have been discussing the issue about automation forever. The newly renovated buildings have opened 75% of the place, which is new. But that newly renovated place is not automated” External link

businessday Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We want to emphasise that there is no government policy that provides for that and members of the public should not be treated like that,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Home Affairs exists to deliver enabling documents to people. We can’t turn away people who are looking for public services if they arrive within the stipulated hours of work,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Nobody will be assisted if they are not wearing their masks properly,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We want to emphasise that there is no government policy that provides for that, and members of the public should not be treated like that. Where it happens, members of the public must challenge it, take down the name of the official who wants to send them home and raise it with the office manager,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy Minister and I have been receiving a lot of complaints from irate citizens across the country. Most of these people have complained about a bad practice by some Home Affairs offices, where queues are cut and people sent home presumably because there are already more than enough people to serve for the day,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Everybody who arrives before 17:30 should be served and not turned away. Home Affairs exists to deliver enabling documents to people. We can’t turn away people who are looking for public services if they arrive within the stipulated hours of work,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy Minister and I have been receiving a lot of complaints from irate citizens across the country. Most of these people have complained about a bad practice by some Home Affairs offices where queues are cut and people sent home presumably because there are already more than enough people to serve for the day,” External link

sanews Monday, October 18, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Home Affairs exists to deliver enabling documents to people. We can’t turn away people who are looking for public services if they arrive within the stipulated hours of work,” External link

sanews Monday, October 18, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Nobody ever denied that Bushiri escaped out of this country. On the contrary, a team led by by military intelligence, state security and the police, in other words a team led by the Minister of Defence, the Minister of Police with their respective departments which includes home affairs, sat down to investigate this matter. I am sure you are aware that the Hawks, which are leading that team, made a statement that that they will never release the results of that investigation because it is a matter that is going to court,” “At no stage had we ever denied the fact that Bushiri has escaped and officials might have helped him. I don’t know, honourable member, where I ever said no official helped them. It’s clear he has been helped by somebody, whether it is home affairs, police or what, state officials might have helped Bushiri and the Hawks at the appropriate time will give information” External link

the-star Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi warned : “the laws of this country do not cater for refugee camps” External link

mg Sunday, June 20, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Let me say to you, for your broader understanding, that the City of Cape Town had already taken the decision to remove the tents and ablution facilities on 15 April 2021. This, they were intending to do because they have received a very scathing report from the Auditor-General SA about their expenditure in offering services there,” External link

iol Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The green paper contains no commitment to action, it is more to stimulate discussion” “From the debates, I have listened to, it became clear that many commentators did not bother to read the green paper document” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is for these reasons the department started discussions about marriage laws of this country,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Why can’t [we] have a person in a far rural area go to Moshate or Musanda to have their merits of fishery solemnised by a traditional leader, a king or queen, or any member of the royal family who is trained and certified by Home Affairs for such purposes?” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Right at the beginning of the Green Paper, the following words are written: ‘The Green Paper is not the official policy position of government. It only articulates possible policy options or proposals that are based on inputs received from stakeholders during Ministerial Dialogues. These proposals will be subjected to public scrutiny.’” External link

sanews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Honourable House chair, it was with a deep sense of disappointment that the envisaged national dialogues turned into a war of words and cynicism about one and only one of the issues that were raised in the Ministerial dialogues. The issue of polyandry, which like all others which I mentioned above, was raised by some of the participants at the ministerial dialogues,” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “From the debates I have listened to it became clear to me that many of such commentators did not even bother to read the Green Paper documents that were given to them,” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about British ) : “Honourable chair, the whole idea of a green paper is a British Westminster concept that we inherited through colonialism. On the other hand, the White Paper is issued by government as a statement of policy and often sets out legislative changes or introduction of the law. The proposals often emerge from the green paper process. In short, green is for consultation and white is for proposals and there should be no confusion about that,” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I am pleading that the national dialogues be constructive, be responsible and in the true spirit of nation building please let’s lower the excitement and deal with the important issues I mentioned, which our people have experienced as hardships in their endeavour to build viable families,” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Honourable House chair, the current Marriages Statute does not recognise certain customary marriages that are conducted in certain African communities, including in royal families. It is by these realities that I outlined above, which are by no means exhaustive, that the department was prompted into action to start discussions about marriage policy for the country,” “Our starting point was to convene ministerial dialogues throughout the country, starting in August 2019. I personally attended and listened to religious leaders of various denominations and communities to academics, gender activists and many more. We recorded everything that stakeholders told us in the ministerial dialogues. We put those records in the form of a Green Paper to enable society to start the dialogue even before we come to Parliament,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Honourable chair, it was with a deep sense of disappointment that the envisaged national dialogues turned into a war of words and cynicism about one - and only one - of the issues that were raised in the ministerial dialogues, the issue of polyandry, which, like all others I mentioned above, was raised by some of the participants at the ministerial dialogues,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is the beginning of a crucial public discourse that will redefine the concept of marriage in South Africa” External link

herald Monday, May 17, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is the beginning of a crucial public discourse that will redefine the concept of marriage in South Africa” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is the beginning of a crucial public discourse that will redefine the concept of marriage in South Africa” External link

iol Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are dealing here with social and economic systems in neighbouring countries,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We're dealing here with social and economic systems (in neighbouring countries). The borders during apartheid was electric fence, the army and all that (sic) which we all removed because we thought we're a democracy. Now we realise we made a terrible mistake by removing those and replacing them with nothing," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "People are illegally crossing through the border and the army is deployed where they crossover. Security is tight, but people still try because this is out of desperation from what is happening in neighbouring countries especially Zimbabwe," "They go down the ladder to then cross the river but the army is waiting for them. We need a Commissioner of the Border Management Authority whose job is to deal with borders, and we're already in the process of appointing two deputy commissioners" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We agree it might turn out ugly," External link

news24 Monday, April 19, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Once the criminal proceedings are over, we shall deport him also," External link

news24 Monday, April 19, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The protesters deny that - but we have established it," External link

news24 Monday, April 19, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The deported leaders, these 41, they include the ring leaders of this rebellion," External link

news24 Monday, April 19, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The partnership we are launching brings in financial and technical support to help RAASA eliminate the backlog and establish a robust asylum appeals management programme going into the future. Over the next four years, the UNHCR will make available US$9.6 million or around R147 million to RAASA and technical support to eliminate this backlog,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "I am happy that the UNHCR is partnering with the government and people of South Africa in eliminating the backlog in the asylum seeker system. " External link

news24 Monday, March 22, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are firmly on the path of modernising our immigration laws, focusing on strengthening the system and improving our processes,” External link

sanews Monday, March 8, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Another 223 324 applications were received in 2009. These numbers overwhelmed the system which was functional in dealing with 53 000 applications a year,” External link

sanews Monday, March 8, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This money will help to employ 36 RAASA members who will be appointed and trained over the next six months,” External link

sanews Monday, March 8, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This programme is being implemented in our East London offices as a pilot, which when successful will be rolled out ,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is difficult to modernise them and things happen manually there that is why the long queues. So we are doing everything from all angles to make sure that problem is solved but it is not something that is secret,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In November 2020, during a high-powered investigation, I was alarmed when 14 members of the permitting section signed a petition demanding that the Counter Corruption Unit should stop investigating their errors,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Our immigration laws have to be implemented in a manner that facilitates economic development and encourages social stability. ’’The expeditious and accurate issuance of these permits can contribute to growing the economy as we emerge from the impact of Covid-19. The committee will also identify loopholes in our system and recommend improvements,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I have reported many times that it was agreed that Home Affairs must not disclose any of the officials who were involved, until all these committees report and the portfolio committee on home affairs has decided to call all the other portfolio committees, so that this becomes a joint venture (sic). That’s where we are,” External link

iol Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The rest of the reasons will be provided by senior counsel, but our position is that we are defending the case because we don't think his demand for a South African passport is proper,” External link

iol Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I have reported many times that it was agreed that Home Affairs must not disclose any of the officials who were involved, until all these committees report and the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has decided to call all the other Portfolio Committees, so that this becomes a joint venture (sic). That’s where we are,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This programme is being implemented in our East London offices as a pilot, which when successful will be rolled out ,” External link

iol Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is difficult to modernise them and things happen manually there that is why the long queues. So we are doing everything from all angles to make sure that problem is solved but it is not something that is secret,” External link

iol Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In November 2020, during a high-powered investigation, I was alarmed when 14 members of the permitting section signed a petition demanding that the Counter Corruption Unit should stop investigating their errors,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Our immigration laws have to be implemented in a manner that facilitates economic development and encourages social stability. ’’The expeditious and accurate issuance of these permits can contribute to growing the economy as we emerge from the impact of Covid-19. The committee will also identify loopholes in our system and recommend improvements,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The UNHCR has engaged in various consultations at both these sites to address those who have indicated their intention to participate in a voluntary repatriation programme," External link

news24 Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Truck drivers should adhere to laws, regulations and agreements in place in the border area. This will go a long way in minimising congestion," External link

allafrica Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travelers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid COVID-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Any person presenting themselves at any of the borders with fake Covid-19 certificates will be denied entry and barred from visiting South Africa for a period of at least five years,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The aim of these engagements was to share plans and ensure seamless movement of travellers and goods, to minimise the chances of border crossings becoming super-spreader areas,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In the past four weeks, the department has increased its engagements with officials in neighbouring countries, provinces with land borders and other stakeholders to improve coordination of efforts,” “These engagements aimed to share plans and ensure seamless movement of travellers and goods to minimise the chances of border crossings being super-spreader events” External link

mg Monday, February 15, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travellers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid Covid-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders” External link

mg Monday, February 15, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi disse : "Apelamos aos viajantes para que se certifiquem de que possuem todos os documentos de viagem necessários, incluindo testes de Covid-19 válidos, quando se apresentam aos funcionários nas nossas fronteiras" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Monday, February 15, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We appeal to travellers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid COVID-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders," External link

timescolonist Monday, February 15, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travelers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid COVID-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders,” External link

washtimes Monday, February 15, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travelers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid COVID-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 15, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travellers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid Covid-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders. Truck drivers should adhere to laws, regulations and agreements in place in the border area,” External link

iol Monday, February 15, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Truck drivers should adhere to laws, regulations and agreements in place in the border area. This will go a long way in minimising congestion,” External link

sanews Monday, February 15, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The aim of these engagements was to share plans and ensure seamless movement of travellers and goods to minimise the chances of border crossings being super spreader events,” External link

sanews Monday, February 15, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "This temporary visa concession is only applicable to holders of legally issued intra-company visas who are resident in South Africa during the lockdown. Any further extension or modification or amendments to the terms of this concession will only be valid if communicated in writing," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 15, 2021 10:00:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The active and orderly management of people through our borders is an important part of the country’s overall risk adjusted approach to control the spread of Covid-19,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The aim of these engagements was to share plans and ensure seamless movement of travellers and goods to minimise the chances of border crossings being super spreader events,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travellers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid Covid-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders. Truck drivers should adhere to laws, regulations and agreements in place in the border area. This will go a long way in minimising congestion,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We don't stop people from visiting our country. Visitors' visas have a time frame - you can stay for 90 days or 30 days because you're a visitor," External link

news24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In the coming days, the minister will unpack the full details of his intervention which he decided on late last year. The department will leave no stone unturned in uncovering dubious visas, permits such as permanent residence and special citizenships which were granted irregularly,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “When looking at the judgment together with the Slabbert task team report of 2003 and the Motlanthe high level panel report, the department concluded that in complying with the Constitutional Court judgment, to accommodate independent candidates Parliament cannot just end there. Parliament must actually take a giant leap and come up with a new electoral system,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : “From then, after that policy has been discussed by these ministers, it would then go to a joint Cabinet committee. That means all Cabinet committees, because it affects all of them. The Cabinet committee will be chaired by the president or deputy president, and that is likely to take place in the next two weeks, depending on whether the cluster ministers would have met this week as promised,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : “I will try to push that from the Cabinet side, even though I am not in charge of Cabinet processes. But I will make sure that those people in charge understand what the committee has said today so that we will be able to put the timelines,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : "There is a continued struggle to prepare and submit quality financial statements. Non-compliance relating to material adjustments made to the annual financial statements remains a concern and management should implement the necessary controls and checks in place to ensure that annual financial statements prepared are of a good quality," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The question I was responding to, was lack of political will to implement,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In my explanation what I meant was that perhaps there is a difference in the interpretation of what the statutes say and I gave an example. I had an encounter that certain acts are interpreted differently by the legislature and the executive and chair, I never regarded that as an insult because sometimes these things end up in court about the interpretation,” “If anybody felt I was insulting them I am sorry. That is not my style to insult. I don’t go around insulting people. I prefer a dialogue to people rather than insulting them,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi déclaré ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : «Des gardes-frontières seront déployés au niveau des différents points de passage et un commissaire permanent de l'Autorité de gestion des frontières (BMA) sera nommé peu après que le président, Cyril Ramaphosa, aura signé le projet de loi portant création de cette institution» External link

lesoirdalgerie Monday, January 18, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We will soon establish border control guards, including appointing permanent commissioner of the Border Management Authority (BMA) soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa signs the BMA Bill into an Act of parliament. We want to appoint the border control guards to allow the army to continue to do their work of protecting the sovereignty of the country and the police to do their criminal investigations,” External link

iol Friday, January 15, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "For collection of ID, please do not come to Home Affairs unless you are specifically invited via an sms. We are proposing that the births and deaths be registered at the health facilities where they occur," External link

allafrica Friday, January 15, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “These trends and numbers are going upwards, suggesting there’s going to be an even greater demand for death certificates,” External link

the-star Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “All indications are that at the end of January, we will have had even more death registrations than we had in December 2020,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We also appeal to funeral parlours and those registering births to do so at their respective health facilities. There are Home Affairs officials at most of the hospitals in the country. We are encouraging funeral parlours to do death registrations at the hospitals,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Which will include cargo, emergency medical treatment within the country and learners from neighbouring countries who attend school in our country but sleep in their respective countries” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "In December 2018, the department registered 36 825 deaths. In December 2019, there were 38 620 deaths and, in December 2020, there were 55 676 death registrations," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "All indications are that at the end of January, we will have had even more death registrations than we had in December 2020," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We also appeal to funeral parlours and those registering births to do so at their respective health facilities. There are Home Affairs officials at most of the hospitals in the country. We are encouraging funeral parlours to do death registrations at the hospitals,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are also suspending marriage services and solemnisation of marriages and registration of marriages. We are aware that this will be difficult [for] people, but please bear with us because we have to save lives,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are proposing that all birth and death [certificates] be registered at the health facilities where they took place. Not all hospitals have home affairs offices, unfortunately, but there are quite a number of hospitals where there are home affairs offices …” External link

mg Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "It is a well-known fact that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) systems are fully automated and can process many trucks per hour on any one day while the Zimbabwe systems are largely manual and can process only 20 trucks per hour, at most 30 at peak performance," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “It is a well-known fact that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) systems are fully automated and can process many trucks per hour on any one day while the Zimbabwe systems are largely manual and can process only 20 trucks per hour, at most 30 at peak performance,” External link

herald Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : “We are worried. We have said this before that we heard rumours that there are people who will come with fraudulent certificates and we have found them and we are returning them. We are arresting people with no documents; either COVID-19 or passport. Even yesterday, they arrested 500; that’s happening every day from what I told you. They showed me a video where Zimbabwean soldiers and police were helping people to come I asked ‘what’s that?’” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi afirmou : "Encerramos certas fronteiras sem nenhuma atividade económica. Nenhum país pode dizer que todas as suas fronteiras foram fechadas à África do Sul" External link

folhademaputo Monday, January 4, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : “The person who wants to enter your country with a fraudulent document is undermining your sovereignty, is undermining the order in your country, is undermining all the laws,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, January 4, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "You can't just come with your fraudulent documents," "The person who wants to enter your country with a fraudulent document is undermining your sovereignty, is undermining the order in your country, and is undermining all the laws" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 4, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "It is a well-known fact that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) systems are fully automated and can process many trucks per hour on any one day while the Zimbabwe systems are largely manual and can process only 20 trucks per hour, at most 30 at peak performance," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 1, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “It is a well-known fact that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) systems are fully automated and can process many trucks per hour on any one day while the Zimbabwe systems are largely manual and can process only 20 trucks per hour, at most 30 at peak performance,” External link

herald Friday, January 1, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Only truck drivers are exempted from this test's requirements, as was the case at the beginning of the lockdown,” External link

iol Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “They are there to insist that anybody wishing to visit South Africa must use the official gates of entry and produce all the requisite documentation, otherwise, they won't be allowed in,” External link

iol Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In December 2019, there were 368 895 travellers that crossed Beitbridge in contrast to 103 224 who crossed as of December 27 this year,” External link

herald Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Only truck drivers are exempted from this test requirement. And this was the case right at the beginning of the lockdown that we have never bothered truck drivers about this test,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Death is a very emotive issue, which flairs up passions to those who are listening. These emotions turn into anger because it is traumatic and psychologically debilitating to listen to stories of death continuously. This generates anger against the state," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We closed certain borders because of no economic activities and didn’t have other departments deployed there. No country can say all their borders have been closed to South Africa," External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Usually at this time of the year, we use an overflow area when Beitbridge cannot cope with the number of trucks that go through. But this year, it was the other way round,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Yesterday, the CEO referred us to a police officer in Limpopo," "When we phoned this police officer, he told us that he doesn't know where all this is coming and why we are being referred to him" External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Apart from the truck driver who demised on 23 December 2020, the day the congestion peaked, the other deaths occurred long before the increased activity associated with the holiday season started," External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "It is out of question to claim that this year there were many people who were not planned for and who caused congestion," External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Association ) : "It is not apportioning blame to truck companies when these facts are stated. They are just facts which are backed by figures. And we cannot spin them in any other way as the Freight Association of SA tried to in the past week. Indeed, facts are stubborn," External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Home Affairs will deploy an additional 160 officials at six busiest land ports of entry to process returning travelers until Jan.14," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The immigration officers and the soldiers are not there to stop people from coming into South Africa. They are there to insist that anybody wishing to visit South Africa must use the official gates of entry and produce all the requisite documentation otherwise, they won’t be allowed in,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi referiu : “Visitantes em turismo provenientes do Brasil também não terão permissão para entrar no país” External link

diarioeconomico Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Aaron Motsoaledi ) : "I Dr Pakitshe Aaron Motsoaledi Minister of Home Affairs has with the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31 (2) of the Immigration Act 2002 Act number 13 of 2002 decided to grant a waiver to foreign children from visa exempt countries entering or departing the Republic from complying with the provisions of Regulation 6 of the immigration regulations 2014. The department is in the process of finalising amendments to the immigration Regulations in this regard," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
health minister54.70%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
minister25.74%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
ministre sud-africain0.07%FR09/22/201722/09/2017
ministro sul-africano da saúde0.07%PT08/31/201731/08/2017
minister of health7.21%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
south african health minister2.54%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
african health minister1.78%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
ministre sud-africain de la santé1.58%FR08/29/201729/08/2017
deputy0.07%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
national health minister0.69%EN03/15/201715/03/2017
ministro de saúde0.27%PT02/07/201707/02/2017
mp0.14%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
public works minister0.14%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
ministre de la santé1.03%FR11/28/201628/11/2016
science technology minister0.07%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
speaker0.14%EN11/11/201611/11/2016
tourism minister0.14%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
trade and industry minister0.21%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
national minister of health0.14%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
member0.41%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
south african minister of health0.62%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
african minister of health0.27%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
ministro da saúde0.07%PT07/21/201621/07/2016
current health minister0.89%EN07/18/201618/07/2016
minister of south africa0.07%EN07/17/201617/07/2016
under health minister0.07%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
committee member0.21%EN06/24/201624/06/2016
minister for health0.07%EN06/11/201611/06/2016
former minister of health0.07%EN05/22/201622/05/2016
minister of health0.21%SA08/21/201421/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Aaron MotsoalediEN70.72%
Aaron MotsoalediFR8.95%
Aaron MotsoalediPT5.47%
Aaron MotsoalediDE4.87%
Aaron MotsoalediES4.78%
Aaron MotsoalediAF4.69%
Pakishe Aaron MotsoalediFR0.26%
Aaron MotsoalediSA0.09%
Aaron MotsoalediSW0.09%
Pakishe Aaron MotsoalediEN0.09%


 
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Aaron Motsoaledi added : “Anybody who is not aware that people have been identified in this manner since the Act was promulgated in 2002 cannot [blame] me. Therefore, the media headlines and statements that suggest that I have given instructions to the police officers to stop people and ask for their identification is sensational and it tries to create a controversy where none exists. The country is suffering load shedding at the moment and that is enough, we cannot afford journalism shedding too” External link

citizen Saturday, September 24, 2022 3:19:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I wouldn’t say they’re showing us the middle finger. I’d say they have been convinced by these court cases that they shouldn’t bother [applying] because they believe this matter is going to be thrown out by the courts” External link

businessday Thursday, September 22, 2022 2:09:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are saying they must come only as visitors, but as visitors who can perform work. This change means there’s no avenue available for these religious workers to migrate to permanent residence status,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:17:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Shepherd Bushiri ) : “Pastor Bushiri was arrested by the Hawks for fraud in his church amounting to R102m and was granted bail and put under the care of police. He had to report to the police station three times per week. During that period he escaped” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 13, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “But for now I’m afraid the Hawks are [still] digging in and they will never give anybody information… we will hear for the first time all of us when it is presented in front of a judge,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 13, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “The surprising part which I didn’t know before – is that after being dismissed, having tried the Labour Court, a public servant can still go to start a new process at the General Public Service Sectoral Bargaining Council. I’m confessing that this was news to me [because] I thought once you go to the courts and you lose that’s where matters end,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 13, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “Their disciplinary process is currently under way, with the most recent sitting [being] on the 3rd of August. We waiting for other sittings,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 13, 2022 3:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “When they start coming in and looking at how many hours they need for each, their calculation brought them to the belief that they need six months and in the remaining three months it won’t happen,” External link

businessday Thursday, September 8, 2022 12:54:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Those court cases are still going ahead, by the way. We are sitting next month. These extensions, they are still going ahead and we are still preparing. Just today, day my DG was sending an affidavit... there's an exchange of affidavits and all that so, no, not at all. We are defending every inch of our decision, this one was the particular advice of the people who are going to do the work," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, September 7, 2022 3:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Another factor considered is that few Zimbabwean nationals have thus far applied for visas/waivers,” External link

citizen Monday, September 5, 2022 7:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "With the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31(2)(b), read with section 31(2)(d) of the Immigration Act, decided to extend the Zimbabwean exemptions granted to Zimbabwean nationals for a further period of six (6) months in order to allow the holders thereof to apply for one or other visas provided for in the Immigration Act that they may qualify for, hereby direct that this decision should be implemented as follows, during the further six months' period, from 31 December 2022, ending on 30 June 2023," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 4, 2022 10:56:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “If anybody does not want to take advantage of this extension after June [2023] then that is the end of the exemption permit,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 3, 2022 10:36:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “No holder of the exemption may be arrested, ordered to depart or be detained for purposes of deportation or deported in terms of the section 34 of the Immigration Act for any reason related to him of her not having any valid exemption certificate in his or her passport,” “The DHA calls upon all the affected Zimbabwean nationals to make use of this window of opportunity and not wait for the last moment to lodge their applications as is the case now” External link

citizen Friday, September 2, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “They’ve helped us with money and we’ve hired people to help, even Treasury has given us extra money to hire more people,” External link

citizen Friday, September 2, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "With the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31(2)(b), read with section 31(2)(d) of the Immigration Act, decided to extend the Zimbabwean exemptions granted to Zimbabwean nationals for a further period of 6 months in order to allow the holders thereof to apply for one or other visas provided for in the Immigration Act that they may qualify for, hereby direct that this decision should be implemented as follows, during the further six months' period, from 31 December 2022, ending on 30 June 2023," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 2, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “This definitely will cause problems to travellers, but we believe that is a price South Africans have to pay to secure our passports,” External link

citizen Friday, August 26, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are on a firm path towards clean governance and improved service delivery. The responsibility for the performance of the Department rests with all employees. Accountability for the performance of assigned responsibilities is absolutely critical” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : "The unfortunate part is that whenever we raise these issues, you are branded a xenophobe," External link

dw-en Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:18:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : "Some of them continue into the transit travel to the neighbouring country, and once they arrive there they find a way to come into South Africa illegally through our borders," External link

eyewitness-news Friday, August 12, 2022 1:39:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The department has more than 350 million Civic paper records relating to birth, marriages, deaths and amendments. The category of records dates back to 1895 which necessitates care and reliable systems that will bear tolerance for the digitisation purposes. These records are in all provinces and the bulk of which are in Gauteng, North West and the Western Cape,” “These unemployed youth should be qualified in Information Technology; Document, Information and Records Management, obtained from Institutions of Higher Learning (Universities, Universities of Technologies, TVETs)” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “What people don’t realise are the serious consequences and hardships that the country suffers when its passports are defrauded in this manner. The main one being that the integrity of the South African passport will be put into question, causing many hardship for South African travellers,” “It is for this reason that this state of affairs cannot be allowed to continue. Today, we are announcing the first of three steps to be taken by the department to secure the integrity of our passport, and make it foolproof for fraudulent acquisition” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is, however, nothing new. This is a method that is being used to collect Smart ID cards,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Unfortunately, this privilege is now being taken away,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We must strongly warn that any passport collected using whatever method other than the ones announced today will not be activated and hence will be of no use to the holder,” “We are aware that this will inconvenience some frequent travellers and some busy people who might not have time but we are appealing that everybody has to be prepared to readily pay this price for the integrity of our passports” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The decision was informed by recent incidents wherein passengers from the two countries were caught attempting to enter into South Africa illegally by sneaking in through fire hydrant passages at the airport while on the way to the transit lounge to continue to other countries. In so doing, they try to evade immigration and other law enforcement officers at the Port of Entry, thus undermining the security and sovereignty of the State,” “The reintroduction of transit visas is one of the practical and strong interventions we are making in our ongoing efforts of strengthening entry requirements at our airports. It also underscores our resolve to stop people from undermining our systems” External link

citizen Thursday, August 11, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Training offered will be relevant to the jobs for which they are contracted to perform. Continuous learning and development interventions will be provided to enhance their employability and/or allow them to leverage on entrepreneurial opportunities beyond the project,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 11, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : "Part of the [reason for] long queues at Home Affairs is that one person has to come to the office again and again. Once they are digitised, it will be an easy job," External link

news24 Thursday, August 11, 2022 5:30:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The department has more than 350 million civic paper records relating to birth, marriages, deaths and amendments. The category of records dates back to 1895 which necessitated care and reliable systems that will bear tolerance for digitization purposes. It must be noted that the department is increasingly using technology to improve the way it renders services to the people and to improve the security of our documents," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 11, 2022 4:12:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about error ) : “Very week we are arresting people who issue those permits. If they are conceding to issuing permits by error, it means many people were brought to this country erroneously and illegally. It means there is corruption happening,” External link

citizen Monday, August 1, 2022 7:56:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “One of the things that is contemporary in SA which is a big elephant in the room, and we are trying to run away from that elephant by keeping quiet, is the issue of immigration,” “Why is the ANC keeping quiet and believing [this problem] will go away? It is not going to go away. We must not be scared or embarrassed to mention the truth. I am in home affairs. I know what I am talking about” External link

businessday Monday, August 1, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "It's heartbreaking to hear of such incidents of sexual assault," External link

news24 Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "She [the mother] said, 'Doctor, this is my brother; please do not report him because we are financially dependent on him'. This further broke my heart," External link

news24 Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We say granting citizenship to anybody has to be in the national interest. We are saying laws by naturalisation must be overhauled by the ANC government," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The current legislative framework is unsustainable and delays finalising matters that deal with deportation. In some instances, people facing deportation apply for High Court interdicts and by the time the matter sits, we cannot find them," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We have heard about the strike here and this has nothing to do with Home Affairs, but our hope is that the SARS commissioner and the employees will resolve the issues as soon as possible,” External link

herald Monday, July 18, 2022 8:12:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Whilst the broader integration process is underway, this cohort will be statically deployed at the identified five vulnerable segments of the borderline, working together with members of the South African National Defence Force,” “The BMA, which is South Africa’s new, single authority for border management with a single command and control, was established through the Border Management Authority Act of 2020” External link

herald Friday, July 15, 2022 3:04:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : "The panel contacted Eskom and the City of Tshwane and established that there were no power outages on the relevant days. The panel subsequently found that the surge was caused by non-compliant electrical installations at Pavillion 2 (GPW) which housed the crashed server," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:44:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “If you sell your identity, you are replaced by a foreign national on our database which means that you will not be able to access services in country,” External link

sanews Tuesday, July 5, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This exention is critical for service delivery. It is part of our many strategies to eliminate long queues at our offices while ensuring that people receive the enabling documents they apply for. We will ensure that every client that is inside these selected offices at the time of closing receives services,” External link

gov-za Monday, July 4, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This extension is critical for service delivery. It is part of our many strategies to eliminate long queues at our offices while ensuring that people receive the enabling documents they apply for. We will ensure that every client that is inside these selected offices at the time of closing receives services,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 1, 2022 9:29:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : "The minister calls upon all affected Zimbabwean nationals to ignore the false hope created by the HSF and adhere to the procedures outlined by the department in various public notices and communication," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I would like to thank members of the public who continue to provide information that leads to arrests of these corrupt syndicates and unscrupulous employers who break our laws,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:00:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are determined to root out corruption in all its forms in Home Affairs. We will stamp out the use of fraudulent documents by people who do not deserve them. We will continue to arrest citizens and non-nationals who engage in the production of fraudulent documents,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:19:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “And let’s make it very clear, it is illegal to hire an illegal person in the country and we don’t understand why employers should do that,” External link

citizen Monday, June 20, 2022 6:16:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "I don't have to outline what is taking place in our country about this problem. It is a crisis we are all aware of," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 18, 2022 6:33:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I don’t have to outline what is taking place in our country about this problem. It is a crisis we are all aware of,” External link

news24 Saturday, June 18, 2022 4:55:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I am extremely happy that our immigration officers implement the laws of the country without fear or favour. As a country, we won’t tolerate the abuse of our immigration laws by anyone nor will we allow the integrity of our borders to be abused. This kind of abuse lends more urgency to the work we are doing in revising our immigration laws,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I am extremely happy that our immigration officers implement the laws of the country without fear or favour. As a country, we won’t tolerate the abuse of our immigration laws by anyone nor will we allow the integrity of our borders to be abused. This kind of abuse lends more urgency to the work we are doing in revising our immigration laws,” External link

sanews Monday, June 13, 2022 11:45:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is part of the effort to introduce innovative and effective methods of improving service delivery, as the new passport service will accelerate the processing of applications and delivery of completed products to clients in the UK,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 13, 2022 11:21:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “With this system in place our citizens in the UK will no longer wait for extended periods when renewing their passports. This will also ease space constraints at SA’s embassy in London,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 13, 2022 11:21:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We believe that as soon as their own engineers have helped us to increase system uptime, the banks will cheerfully open their doors for Home Affairs services,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : "The outcome of this disciplinary hearing is taking us closer to ensuring that we bring to an end irregular practices and decisions by Home Affairs officials within the system. We are cracking down on all forms of irregularities wherever we find them at Home Affairs" External link

news24 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "If there are issues with branches in ANC conferences and it is not clear how they will affect the conference, they are allowed to participate. Their votes get colour-coded, and their votes are put aside. We check whether their participation will materially change the conference either way," External link

news24 Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:57:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “One of the things that is contemporary in SA which is a big elephant in the room, and we are trying to run away from that elephant by keeping quiet, is the issue of immigration,” “Why is the ANC keeping quiet and believing [this problem] will go away? It is not going to go away. We must not be scared or embarrassed to mention the truth. I am in home affairs. I know what I am talking about” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 19, 2022 9:31:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi claimed : “the biggest problem in South Africa is people crossing the border illegally” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 19, 2022 11:50:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “What they do is, they recruit foreign nationals who need South African passports but don’t deserve them because they’re here illegally. Then they recruit a corrupt Home Affairs official. At night, the Home Affairs official opens the offices. They bring an equal number of South Africans and foreign nationals. Each South African will donate their identify to the corresponding foreign national,” External link

citizen Friday, April 15, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "This is a community meeting of people who stay here only… People are angry. We ask you to leave because this is a meeting of the community. Now we are unable to continue with the meeting because they are very angry. I'm just asking you to leave very peacefully. Tell whoever has invited you that they invited you to the wrong meeting," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:35:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We at Home Affairs have brought 25 immigration officers, we will leave them for three months so that they may deal with issues of immigration in accordance with South African law,” External link

citizen Friday, April 8, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We congratulate the patriotic GPW official who resisted huge amounts of money and remained honest to his job and his country,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:38:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We don’t tolerate fraud and corruption and it is clear that there are members of society who share our resolve and provide reliable tip-offs. We thank them for coming forward,” External link

citizen Friday, April 1, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The net is closing in on all the corrupt Home Affairs officials and their associates who are undermining the country’s laws. This failed bid to evade justice in South Africa is linked to the take down of a syndicate that was operating out of the Krugersdorp Home Affairs office last week,” External link

citizen Friday, April 1, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We don’t tolerate fraud and corruption, and it is clear that there are members of society who share our resolve and provide reliable tip-offs. We thank them for coming forward,” External link

sanews Friday, April 1, 2022 12:09:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I have instructed the department to conduct a speedy, thorough and full investigation into the matter and action must be taken against anyone who falls foul of the law” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Bribing an official for a service that is available for free suggests that the person bribing is aware that they don’t have a valid claim for international protection. This is another example of the abuse we are rooting out in the asylum seeker and refugee management system,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I have instructed the department to conduct a speedy, thorough and full investigation into the matter and action must be taken against anyone who falls foul of the law,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Bribing an official for a service that is available for free suggests that the person bribing is aware that they don’t have a valid claim for international protection. This is another example of the abuse we are rooting out in the asylum seeker and refugee management system,” External link

gov-za Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I have instructed the department to conduct a speedy, thorough and full investigation into the matter and action must be taken against anyone who falls foul of the law” External link

gov-za Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Progressive partnerships will help us to resolve some of the challenges around the international protection afforded to vulnerable people. The voluntary repatriation process is also an example of how personal circumstances of vulnerable people can change to an extent that they can return to their home countries when the conditions allow,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We believe that with time and a conducive environment which must be created by all stakeholders, these numbers will increase exponentially,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Immigration laws of the republic apply to everyone equally. In particular, conveyances that engage in smuggling of persons across the country’s borders will face the full might of the law,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 29, 2022 2:32:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The voluntary repatriation process is also an example of how personal circumstances of vulnerable people can change to an extent that they can return to their home countries when the conditions allow,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We believe that with time and a conducive environment which must be created by all stakeholders, these numbers will increase exponentially,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “What they do is, they recruit foreign nationals who need South African passports but don’t deserve them because they’re here illegally. Then they recruit a corrupt Home Affairs official. At night, the Home Affairs official opens the offices. They bring an equal number of South Africans and foreign nationals. Each South African will donate their identify to the corresponding foreign national,” External link

citizen Friday, March 25, 2022 11:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "South Africans were allegedly recruited for as little as R500 and promised jobs overseas, which never materialised, in exchange for their identity," External link

news24 Friday, March 25, 2022 5:18:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Once the kingpin has a certain number, he would then task his runner to recruit South Africans who had never acquired passports before," External link

news24 Friday, March 25, 2022 5:18:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is alleged that the kingpin bought cars for his lieutenants, presumably to enable them to be at his disposal, day and night. In other words, the lieutenants were always available to the kingpin whenever he needed them,” External link

sanews Friday, March 25, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “At times, it may appear that nothing is happing but patriots should rest assured that we work very hard behind the scenes to ensure that we build watertight cases that meet the requirement of proof beyond any reasonable doubt,” External link

sanews Friday, March 25, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “They’ve helped us with money and we’ve hired people to help, even Treasury has given us extra money to hire more people,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:01:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In 1998 only 11,000 people came to South Africa to ask for asylum, all of a sudden in 2008, the number changed to 207,000 and most people were from Zimbabwe, and the following year another 227,000. Within two years, we were faced with more than 400,000 people asking for asylum. The system was not designed for that, it was overrun and Home Affairs decided to give them special payments in order to deal with the situation,” “We said the time has arrived that normal immigration laws must apply, so we’re not changing any law, immigration laws have always been there. We’re saying they must apply like every other person who comes here. It can’t be that Zimbabweans and Basotho have got a different law to rule them when everyone else is under immigration laws” External link

citizen Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:01:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Whether you are South African or not, if you own a spaza shop it must be licensed and everyone must know about its existence. It must register for tax,” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We’re hoping by July this year the structure will enlist to become a 3D entity, meaning it will be a stand-alone authority. At the moment it falls under the department of home affairs” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We have divided the country into 10 segments. Out of those 10 segments, four are very problematic in terms of illegal migration," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, March 14, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "By virtue of the power vested in me by section 31(2) of the Immigration Act, 2002, Act No 13 of 2002, I hereby withdraw the blanket waiver which was granted on April 21, 2016, which waiver allowed foreign graduates at South African tertiary institution that studied towards degrees in the area of critical skills, to apply for a permanent residency permit without the need of first acquiring five years post-qualification experience or the need to submit testimonials from employees," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 11, 2022 9:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We need to modernise our laws to reflect our current circumstances, based on our realities. South Africa does not have a problem with people who are legally seeking protection. The challenge is with those who are here illegally,” External link

sanews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : “But at least one of the pictures we recognise as a picture that was taken last year on January 4 and they are depicting the situation that happened a year ago and say is happening now,” External link

herald Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi asked : "So are you saying the military command in Zimbabwe know that their soldiers are taking bribes to let people in, and you have told them that, but nothing has happened?" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are determined to defend any spurious court actions aimed at undermining the lawful and reasonable decision which I took in my capacity as the minister of the department. We are doing this while we acknowledge the rights of individuals and groups to approach the courts to seek remedies if they feel aggrieved,” “It is common cause that there are many other groupings who are poised to take on review the decision on ZEP in the courts of law in the New Year. And as a result, the department will defend the lawful, rational and reasonable decision taken in my capacity as the minister of the department” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 4, 2022 1:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "These people come by car from Zimbabwe," "The cars stop at the other side of the border. Whoever does not have documents will then move out of the car. The car will go because the driver would have all the documents. But when they pass through the gate, they then wait for that person who crosses the border illegally on the other side. That is why we have put several (roadblocks) after the border" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "What is now left is the deployment of border guards, which will happen early this year. Once we have border guards, we will be very sure that the border line is managed, but for now, it is being manned by the army. We have put a roadblock 10km from Mussina and this morning, we have already caught 179. Thirty kilometres out of Mussina, we have another roadblock there … There are several roadblocks to try and curb illegal entry," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : "This morning already 179 of them were found at the border and they were turned back, then there is another roadblock at Baobab about thirty minutes from Musina towards Makhado. There is also a roadblock, anybody who might have escaped the first roadblock (will be caught). So we are putting a series of firewalls," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 3, 2022 10:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is common cause that there are many other groupings who are poised to take on review the decision on ZEP in the courts of law in the New Year. And as a result, the Department will defend the lawful, rational and reasonable decision taken in my capacity as the Minister of the Department” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 31, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are determined to defend any spurious court actions aimed at undermining the lawful and reasonable decision which I took in my capacity as the Minister of the department. We are doing this while we acknowledge the rights of individuals and groups to approach the courts to seek remedies if they feel aggrieved,” External link

sanews Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is common cause that there are many other groupings who are poised to take on review the decision on ZEP in the courts of law in the New Year. As a result, the department will defend the lawful, rational and reasonable decision taken in my capacity as the Minister of the department,” External link

sanews Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is not vindictiveness but it’s a warning to individuals and companies who believe that they can receive millions in public funds via spurious litigation,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 24, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is not vindictiveness but it’s a warning to individuals and companies who believe that they can receive millions in public funds via spurious litigation,” External link

businessday Friday, December 24, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It baffles the mind that the two companies could pursue the state for this huge amount of money, going right up to the Constitutional Court, despite knowing that they had never provided any service to the department,” “We are aware that it is the constitutional right of individuals and companies to utilise the various courts of the country in pursuit of justice. However we believe it is sheer opportunism, bordering on theft and corruption, for anybody to demand state money when they didn’t provide any services” External link

businessday Friday, December 24, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Absolutely, that Cabinet decision stands. Absolutely,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “It is true, the confusion erupted from the department, from officials in the department. They issued a circular purporting to clarify a Cabinet decision. The Cabinet decision is very clear: it does not need any circular to clarify it. What has been withdrawn, and I think what caused the confusion now, yesterday (Monday), I instructed that the circular be withdrawn – because I don’t see any purpose it is serving,” “That circular was not even supposed to be issued. It was serving no purpose but just causing confusion. The Cabinet decision was clear. It was outlined by the Minister in the Presidency (Mondli) Gungubele on what the decision was about. Matters should have rested there, and they indeed must rest there” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The temporary extension is therefore aimed at giving people more time to come to our offices or be processed through our borders in a safe manner, taking into account that Covid-19 is still with us,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 14, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The temporary extension is therefore aimed at giving people more time to come to our offices or be processed through our borders in a safe manner, taking into account that COVID-19 is still with us,” External link

sanews Monday, December 13, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Our offices and Ports of Entry usually receive high numbers of people during the festive season, partly because that is when most people have time to look for services or to travel. The temporary extension is therefore aimed at giving people more time to come to our offices or be processed through our borders in a safe manner, taking into account that Covid-19 is still with us,” External link

gov-za Monday, December 13, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Number one is residential qualification. Before an independent candidate can stand for election that person in that particular region must have a residential address, must be coming from there so that we don’t have people standing all over the place and in many places. Number two is voter support, how many people support you as an independent candidate," External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “And when you are doing renovations you make no space for parking, when you know that Beitbridge is not only a passage to Zimbabwe, it’s a passage to the whole continent,” “We have been discussing the issue about automation forever. The newly renovated buildings have opened 75% of the place, which is new. But that newly renovated place is not automated” External link

businessday Saturday, November 13, 2021 2:55:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "In the next few weeks, there will be far-reaching leadership and policy interventions by BMA as well as a number of initiatives that we have been involved in to resolve issues around this matter," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "In the next few weeks, there will be far-reaching leadership and policy interventions by BMA as well as a number of initiatives that we have been involved in to resolve issues around this matter," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “There is no government policy that provides for that and members of the public should not be treated like that” External link

citizen Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Where it happens, members of the public must challenge it, take down the name of the official who wants to send them home and raise it with the office manager,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Home Affairs exists to deliver enabling documents to people. We can’t turn away people who are looking for public services if they arrive within the stipulated hours of work,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We urge everyone who comes to our offices to observe social distancing, sanitise their hands regularly and to wear their masks properly, covering their noses and mouths. Nobody will be assisted if they are not wearing their masks properly,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : “Zimbabwe’s decision ‘to charge people US$200 and demanding the money in cash’ has complicated matters,” External link

newsday Friday, October 22, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “It’s a mockery to think a country can just introduce measures without even involving us. For the past three days, I have been phoning their minister and all I get is that your call has not been successful,” External link

newsday Friday, October 22, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : "The congestion is being caused by the continued construction on the Zimbabwean side. It looks like their construction has now reached a difficult point without them making any arrangements for parking space, so they don't allow lots of trucks from South Africa on their side because they have got no parking space where they will process their trucks," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 22, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : “The congestion is being caused by the continued construction on the Zimbabwean side. It looks like their construction has now reached a difficult point without them making any arrangements for parking space, so they don’t allow lots of trucks from South Africa on their side because they have got no parking space where they will process their trucks,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “And when you are doing renovations you make no space for parking, when you know that Beitbridge is not only a passage to Zimbabwe, it’s a passage to the whole continent,” “We have been discussing the issue about automation forever. The newly renovated buildings have opened 75% of the place, which is new. But that newly renovated place is not automated” External link

businessday Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We want to emphasise that there is no government policy that provides for that and members of the public should not be treated like that,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Home Affairs exists to deliver enabling documents to people. We can’t turn away people who are looking for public services if they arrive within the stipulated hours of work,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Nobody will be assisted if they are not wearing their masks properly,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We want to emphasise that there is no government policy that provides for that, and members of the public should not be treated like that. Where it happens, members of the public must challenge it, take down the name of the official who wants to send them home and raise it with the office manager,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy Minister and I have been receiving a lot of complaints from irate citizens across the country. Most of these people have complained about a bad practice by some Home Affairs offices, where queues are cut and people sent home presumably because there are already more than enough people to serve for the day,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Everybody who arrives before 17:30 should be served and not turned away. Home Affairs exists to deliver enabling documents to people. We can’t turn away people who are looking for public services if they arrive within the stipulated hours of work,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy Minister and I have been receiving a lot of complaints from irate citizens across the country. Most of these people have complained about a bad practice by some Home Affairs offices where queues are cut and people sent home presumably because there are already more than enough people to serve for the day,” External link

sanews Monday, October 18, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Home Affairs exists to deliver enabling documents to people. We can’t turn away people who are looking for public services if they arrive within the stipulated hours of work,” External link

sanews Monday, October 18, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Nobody ever denied that Bushiri escaped out of this country. On the contrary, a team led by by military intelligence, state security and the police, in other words a team led by the Minister of Defence, the Minister of Police with their respective departments which includes home affairs, sat down to investigate this matter. I am sure you are aware that the Hawks, which are leading that team, made a statement that that they will never release the results of that investigation because it is a matter that is going to court,” “At no stage had we ever denied the fact that Bushiri has escaped and officials might have helped him. I don’t know, honourable member, where I ever said no official helped them. It’s clear he has been helped by somebody, whether it is home affairs, police or what, state officials might have helped Bushiri and the Hawks at the appropriate time will give information” External link

the-star Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi warned : “the laws of this country do not cater for refugee camps” External link

mg Sunday, June 20, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Let me say to you, for your broader understanding, that the City of Cape Town had already taken the decision to remove the tents and ablution facilities on 15 April 2021. This, they were intending to do because they have received a very scathing report from the Auditor-General SA about their expenditure in offering services there,” External link

iol Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The green paper contains no commitment to action, it is more to stimulate discussion” “From the debates, I have listened to, it became clear that many commentators did not bother to read the green paper document” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is for these reasons the department started discussions about marriage laws of this country,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Why can’t [we] have a person in a far rural area go to Moshate or Musanda to have their merits of fishery solemnised by a traditional leader, a king or queen, or any member of the royal family who is trained and certified by Home Affairs for such purposes?” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Right at the beginning of the Green Paper, the following words are written: ‘The Green Paper is not the official policy position of government. It only articulates possible policy options or proposals that are based on inputs received from stakeholders during Ministerial Dialogues. These proposals will be subjected to public scrutiny.’” External link

sanews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Honourable House chair, it was with a deep sense of disappointment that the envisaged national dialogues turned into a war of words and cynicism about one and only one of the issues that were raised in the Ministerial dialogues. The issue of polyandry, which like all others which I mentioned above, was raised by some of the participants at the ministerial dialogues,” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “From the debates I have listened to it became clear to me that many of such commentators did not even bother to read the Green Paper documents that were given to them,” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about British ) : “Honourable chair, the whole idea of a green paper is a British Westminster concept that we inherited through colonialism. On the other hand, the White Paper is issued by government as a statement of policy and often sets out legislative changes or introduction of the law. The proposals often emerge from the green paper process. In short, green is for consultation and white is for proposals and there should be no confusion about that,” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I am pleading that the national dialogues be constructive, be responsible and in the true spirit of nation building please let’s lower the excitement and deal with the important issues I mentioned, which our people have experienced as hardships in their endeavour to build viable families,” External link

iol Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Honourable House chair, the current Marriages Statute does not recognise certain customary marriages that are conducted in certain African communities, including in royal families. It is by these realities that I outlined above, which are by no means exhaustive, that the department was prompted into action to start discussions about marriage policy for the country,” “Our starting point was to convene ministerial dialogues throughout the country, starting in August 2019. I personally attended and listened to religious leaders of various denominations and communities to academics, gender activists and many more. We recorded everything that stakeholders told us in the ministerial dialogues. We put those records in the form of a Green Paper to enable society to start the dialogue even before we come to Parliament,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Honourable chair, it was with a deep sense of disappointment that the envisaged national dialogues turned into a war of words and cynicism about one - and only one - of the issues that were raised in the ministerial dialogues, the issue of polyandry, which, like all others I mentioned above, was raised by some of the participants at the ministerial dialogues,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is the beginning of a crucial public discourse that will redefine the concept of marriage in South Africa” External link

herald Monday, May 17, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is the beginning of a crucial public discourse that will redefine the concept of marriage in South Africa” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This is the beginning of a crucial public discourse that will redefine the concept of marriage in South Africa” External link

iol Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are dealing here with social and economic systems in neighbouring countries,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We're dealing here with social and economic systems (in neighbouring countries). The borders during apartheid was electric fence, the army and all that (sic) which we all removed because we thought we're a democracy. Now we realise we made a terrible mistake by removing those and replacing them with nothing," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "People are illegally crossing through the border and the army is deployed where they crossover. Security is tight, but people still try because this is out of desperation from what is happening in neighbouring countries especially Zimbabwe," "They go down the ladder to then cross the river but the army is waiting for them. We need a Commissioner of the Border Management Authority whose job is to deal with borders, and we're already in the process of appointing two deputy commissioners" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We agree it might turn out ugly," External link

news24 Monday, April 19, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Once the criminal proceedings are over, we shall deport him also," External link

news24 Monday, April 19, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The protesters deny that - but we have established it," External link

news24 Monday, April 19, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The deported leaders, these 41, they include the ring leaders of this rebellion," External link

news24 Monday, April 19, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The partnership we are launching brings in financial and technical support to help RAASA eliminate the backlog and establish a robust asylum appeals management programme going into the future. Over the next four years, the UNHCR will make available US$9.6 million or around R147 million to RAASA and technical support to eliminate this backlog,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "I am happy that the UNHCR is partnering with the government and people of South Africa in eliminating the backlog in the asylum seeker system. " External link

news24 Monday, March 22, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are firmly on the path of modernising our immigration laws, focusing on strengthening the system and improving our processes,” External link

sanews Monday, March 8, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Another 223 324 applications were received in 2009. These numbers overwhelmed the system which was functional in dealing with 53 000 applications a year,” External link

sanews Monday, March 8, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This money will help to employ 36 RAASA members who will be appointed and trained over the next six months,” External link

sanews Monday, March 8, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This programme is being implemented in our East London offices as a pilot, which when successful will be rolled out ,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is difficult to modernise them and things happen manually there that is why the long queues. So we are doing everything from all angles to make sure that problem is solved but it is not something that is secret,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In November 2020, during a high-powered investigation, I was alarmed when 14 members of the permitting section signed a petition demanding that the Counter Corruption Unit should stop investigating their errors,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Our immigration laws have to be implemented in a manner that facilitates economic development and encourages social stability. ’’The expeditious and accurate issuance of these permits can contribute to growing the economy as we emerge from the impact of Covid-19. The committee will also identify loopholes in our system and recommend improvements,” External link

iol Friday, March 5, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I have reported many times that it was agreed that Home Affairs must not disclose any of the officials who were involved, until all these committees report and the portfolio committee on home affairs has decided to call all the other portfolio committees, so that this becomes a joint venture (sic). That’s where we are,” External link

iol Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The rest of the reasons will be provided by senior counsel, but our position is that we are defending the case because we don't think his demand for a South African passport is proper,” External link

iol Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I have reported many times that it was agreed that Home Affairs must not disclose any of the officials who were involved, until all these committees report and the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has decided to call all the other Portfolio Committees, so that this becomes a joint venture (sic). That’s where we are,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This programme is being implemented in our East London offices as a pilot, which when successful will be rolled out ,” External link

iol Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It is difficult to modernise them and things happen manually there that is why the long queues. So we are doing everything from all angles to make sure that problem is solved but it is not something that is secret,” External link

iol Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:03:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In November 2020, during a high-powered investigation, I was alarmed when 14 members of the permitting section signed a petition demanding that the Counter Corruption Unit should stop investigating their errors,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Our immigration laws have to be implemented in a manner that facilitates economic development and encourages social stability. ’’The expeditious and accurate issuance of these permits can contribute to growing the economy as we emerge from the impact of Covid-19. The committee will also identify loopholes in our system and recommend improvements,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The UNHCR has engaged in various consultations at both these sites to address those who have indicated their intention to participate in a voluntary repatriation programme," External link

news24 Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Truck drivers should adhere to laws, regulations and agreements in place in the border area. This will go a long way in minimising congestion," External link

allafrica Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travelers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid COVID-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Any person presenting themselves at any of the borders with fake Covid-19 certificates will be denied entry and barred from visiting South Africa for a period of at least five years,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The aim of these engagements was to share plans and ensure seamless movement of travellers and goods, to minimise the chances of border crossings becoming super-spreader areas,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In the past four weeks, the department has increased its engagements with officials in neighbouring countries, provinces with land borders and other stakeholders to improve coordination of efforts,” “These engagements aimed to share plans and ensure seamless movement of travellers and goods to minimise the chances of border crossings being super-spreader events” External link

mg Monday, February 15, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travellers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid Covid-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders” External link

mg Monday, February 15, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi disse : "Apelamos aos viajantes para que se certifiquem de que possuem todos os documentos de viagem necessários, incluindo testes de Covid-19 válidos, quando se apresentam aos funcionários nas nossas fronteiras" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Monday, February 15, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We appeal to travellers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid COVID-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders," External link

timescolonist Monday, February 15, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travelers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid COVID-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders,” External link

washtimes Monday, February 15, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travelers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid COVID-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, February 15, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travellers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid Covid-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders. Truck drivers should adhere to laws, regulations and agreements in place in the border area,” External link

iol Monday, February 15, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Truck drivers should adhere to laws, regulations and agreements in place in the border area. This will go a long way in minimising congestion,” External link

sanews Monday, February 15, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The aim of these engagements was to share plans and ensure seamless movement of travellers and goods to minimise the chances of border crossings being super spreader events,” External link

sanews Monday, February 15, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "This temporary visa concession is only applicable to holders of legally issued intra-company visas who are resident in South Africa during the lockdown. Any further extension or modification or amendments to the terms of this concession will only be valid if communicated in writing," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 15, 2021 10:00:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The active and orderly management of people through our borders is an important part of the country’s overall risk adjusted approach to control the spread of Covid-19,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The aim of these engagements was to share plans and ensure seamless movement of travellers and goods to minimise the chances of border crossings being super spreader events,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We appeal to travellers to ensure that they have all the requisite travel documents, including valid Covid-19 tests, when they present themselves to officials at our borders. Truck drivers should adhere to laws, regulations and agreements in place in the border area. This will go a long way in minimising congestion,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We don't stop people from visiting our country. Visitors' visas have a time frame - you can stay for 90 days or 30 days because you're a visitor," External link

news24 Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In the coming days, the minister will unpack the full details of his intervention which he decided on late last year. The department will leave no stone unturned in uncovering dubious visas, permits such as permanent residence and special citizenships which were granted irregularly,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “When looking at the judgment together with the Slabbert task team report of 2003 and the Motlanthe high level panel report, the department concluded that in complying with the Constitutional Court judgment, to accommodate independent candidates Parliament cannot just end there. Parliament must actually take a giant leap and come up with a new electoral system,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : “From then, after that policy has been discussed by these ministers, it would then go to a joint Cabinet committee. That means all Cabinet committees, because it affects all of them. The Cabinet committee will be chaired by the president or deputy president, and that is likely to take place in the next two weeks, depending on whether the cluster ministers would have met this week as promised,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : “I will try to push that from the Cabinet side, even though I am not in charge of Cabinet processes. But I will make sure that those people in charge understand what the committee has said today so that we will be able to put the timelines,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : "There is a continued struggle to prepare and submit quality financial statements. Non-compliance relating to material adjustments made to the annual financial statements remains a concern and management should implement the necessary controls and checks in place to ensure that annual financial statements prepared are of a good quality," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The question I was responding to, was lack of political will to implement,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In my explanation what I meant was that perhaps there is a difference in the interpretation of what the statutes say and I gave an example. I had an encounter that certain acts are interpreted differently by the legislature and the executive and chair, I never regarded that as an insult because sometimes these things end up in court about the interpretation,” “If anybody felt I was insulting them I am sorry. That is not my style to insult. I don’t go around insulting people. I prefer a dialogue to people rather than insulting them,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi déclaré ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : «Des gardes-frontières seront déployés au niveau des différents points de passage et un commissaire permanent de l'Autorité de gestion des frontières (BMA) sera nommé peu après que le président, Cyril Ramaphosa, aura signé le projet de loi portant création de cette institution» External link

lesoirdalgerie Monday, January 18, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We will soon establish border control guards, including appointing permanent commissioner of the Border Management Authority (BMA) soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa signs the BMA Bill into an Act of parliament. We want to appoint the border control guards to allow the army to continue to do their work of protecting the sovereignty of the country and the police to do their criminal investigations,” External link

iol Friday, January 15, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "For collection of ID, please do not come to Home Affairs unless you are specifically invited via an sms. We are proposing that the births and deaths be registered at the health facilities where they occur," External link

allafrica Friday, January 15, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “These trends and numbers are going upwards, suggesting there’s going to be an even greater demand for death certificates,” External link

the-star Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “All indications are that at the end of January, we will have had even more death registrations than we had in December 2020,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We also appeal to funeral parlours and those registering births to do so at their respective health facilities. There are Home Affairs officials at most of the hospitals in the country. We are encouraging funeral parlours to do death registrations at the hospitals,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Which will include cargo, emergency medical treatment within the country and learners from neighbouring countries who attend school in our country but sleep in their respective countries” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "In December 2018, the department registered 36 825 deaths. In December 2019, there were 38 620 deaths and, in December 2020, there were 55 676 death registrations," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "All indications are that at the end of January, we will have had even more death registrations than we had in December 2020," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We also appeal to funeral parlours and those registering births to do so at their respective health facilities. There are Home Affairs officials at most of the hospitals in the country. We are encouraging funeral parlours to do death registrations at the hospitals,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are also suspending marriage services and solemnisation of marriages and registration of marriages. We are aware that this will be difficult [for] people, but please bear with us because we have to save lives,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are proposing that all birth and death [certificates] be registered at the health facilities where they took place. Not all hospitals have home affairs offices, unfortunately, but there are quite a number of hospitals where there are home affairs offices …” External link

mg Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "It is a well-known fact that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) systems are fully automated and can process many trucks per hour on any one day while the Zimbabwe systems are largely manual and can process only 20 trucks per hour, at most 30 at peak performance," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “It is a well-known fact that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) systems are fully automated and can process many trucks per hour on any one day while the Zimbabwe systems are largely manual and can process only 20 trucks per hour, at most 30 at peak performance,” External link

herald Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : “We are worried. We have said this before that we heard rumours that there are people who will come with fraudulent certificates and we have found them and we are returning them. We are arresting people with no documents; either COVID-19 or passport. Even yesterday, they arrested 500; that’s happening every day from what I told you. They showed me a video where Zimbabwean soldiers and police were helping people to come I asked ‘what’s that?’” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi afirmou : "Encerramos certas fronteiras sem nenhuma atividade económica. Nenhum país pode dizer que todas as suas fronteiras foram fechadas à África do Sul" External link

folhademaputo Monday, January 4, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : “The person who wants to enter your country with a fraudulent document is undermining your sovereignty, is undermining the order in your country, is undermining all the laws,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, January 4, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "You can't just come with your fraudulent documents," "The person who wants to enter your country with a fraudulent document is undermining your sovereignty, is undermining the order in your country, and is undermining all the laws" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 4, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "It is a well-known fact that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) systems are fully automated and can process many trucks per hour on any one day while the Zimbabwe systems are largely manual and can process only 20 trucks per hour, at most 30 at peak performance," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 1, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “It is a well-known fact that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) systems are fully automated and can process many trucks per hour on any one day while the Zimbabwe systems are largely manual and can process only 20 trucks per hour, at most 30 at peak performance,” External link

herald Friday, January 1, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Only truck drivers are exempted from this test's requirements, as was the case at the beginning of the lockdown,” External link

iol Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “They are there to insist that anybody wishing to visit South Africa must use the official gates of entry and produce all the requisite documentation, otherwise, they won't be allowed in,” External link

iol Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In December 2019, there were 368 895 travellers that crossed Beitbridge in contrast to 103 224 who crossed as of December 27 this year,” External link

herald Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Only truck drivers are exempted from this test requirement. And this was the case right at the beginning of the lockdown that we have never bothered truck drivers about this test,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Death is a very emotive issue, which flairs up passions to those who are listening. These emotions turn into anger because it is traumatic and psychologically debilitating to listen to stories of death continuously. This generates anger against the state," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We closed certain borders because of no economic activities and didn’t have other departments deployed there. No country can say all their borders have been closed to South Africa," External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Usually at this time of the year, we use an overflow area when Beitbridge cannot cope with the number of trucks that go through. But this year, it was the other way round,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Yesterday, the CEO referred us to a police officer in Limpopo," "When we phoned this police officer, he told us that he doesn't know where all this is coming and why we are being referred to him" External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Apart from the truck driver who demised on 23 December 2020, the day the congestion peaked, the other deaths occurred long before the increased activity associated with the holiday season started," External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "It is out of question to claim that this year there were many people who were not planned for and who caused congestion," External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Association ) : "It is not apportioning blame to truck companies when these facts are stated. They are just facts which are backed by figures. And we cannot spin them in any other way as the Freight Association of SA tried to in the past week. Indeed, facts are stubborn," External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Home Affairs will deploy an additional 160 officials at six busiest land ports of entry to process returning travelers until Jan.14," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The immigration officers and the soldiers are not there to stop people from coming into South Africa. They are there to insist that anybody wishing to visit South Africa must use the official gates of entry and produce all the requisite documentation otherwise, they won’t be allowed in,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi referiu : “Visitantes em turismo provenientes do Brasil também não terão permissão para entrar no país” External link

diarioeconomico Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Aaron Motsoaledi ) : "I Dr Pakitshe Aaron Motsoaledi Minister of Home Affairs has with the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31 (2) of the Immigration Act 2002 Act number 13 of 2002 decided to grant a waiver to foreign children from visa exempt countries entering or departing the Republic from complying with the provisions of Regulation 6 of the immigration regulations 2014. The department is in the process of finalising amendments to the immigration Regulations in this regard," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
health minister54.70%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
minister25.74%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
ministre sud-africain0.07%FR09/22/201722/09/2017
ministro sul-africano da saúde0.07%PT08/31/201731/08/2017
minister of health7.21%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
south african health minister2.54%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
african health minister1.78%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
ministre sud-africain de la santé1.58%FR08/29/201729/08/2017
deputy0.07%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
national health minister0.69%EN03/15/201715/03/2017
ministro de saúde0.27%PT02/07/201707/02/2017
mp0.14%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
public works minister0.14%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
ministre de la santé1.03%FR11/28/201628/11/2016
science technology minister0.07%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
speaker0.14%EN11/11/201611/11/2016
tourism minister0.14%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
trade and industry minister0.21%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
national minister of health0.14%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
member0.41%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
south african minister of health0.62%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
african minister of health0.27%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
ministro da saúde0.07%PT07/21/201621/07/2016
current health minister0.89%EN07/18/201618/07/2016
minister of south africa0.07%EN07/17/201617/07/2016
under health minister0.07%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
committee member0.21%EN06/24/201624/06/2016
minister for health0.07%EN06/11/201611/06/2016
former minister of health0.07%EN05/22/201622/05/2016
minister of health0.21%SA08/21/201421/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Aaron MotsoalediEN70.72%
Aaron MotsoalediFR8.95%
Aaron MotsoalediPT5.47%
Aaron MotsoalediDE4.87%
Aaron MotsoalediES4.78%
Aaron MotsoalediAF4.69%
Pakishe Aaron MotsoalediFR0.26%
Aaron MotsoalediSA0.09%
Aaron MotsoalediSW0.09%
Pakishe Aaron MotsoalediEN0.09%


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