Heavy hand on visa laws

09 March 2016 - 02:46 By Katharine Child

Foreigners who stay longer in South Africa than their visa allows face much harsher sanctions under a new immigration law, which lawyers say is punitive and unconstitutional. The current law fines foreigners who outstay their visas.An amendment to the Immigration Act was gazetted in December and is due to be fast-tracked to become law.

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