WC High Court judgement on spousal visa could affect SA’s new immigration laws

Last week, the Western Cape High Court handed a precedent-setting judgement that could see foreigners who are living in the country with South African partners being given spousal visas without having to return to their home countries to apply for the documents.

The court ordered that Zimbabwean Lea Stewart, 40, whose husband and four sons live in Cape Town, be granted a spousal visa in South Africa without her returning to Zimbabwe to apply and wait for a visa.

CapeTalk’s Mike Wills (standing in for John Maytham) spoke to Craig Smith, Immigration Lawyer about the significant of this judgement.

It is one of the most significant attacks from the prevailing immigration laws …

Craig Smith, Immigration Lawyer

Listen to the full conversation on the John Maytham Show:

This judgement in essence erodes away that obligation with regards to visitors coming in and applying for a spousal visa under the visitors section

Craig Smith, Immigration Lawyer

The judgement was passed down last Friday but it is up to the Department of Home Affairs to appeal that decision …

Craig Smith, Immigration Lawyer

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Will Cape Town stadium be the official home for Western Province Rugby?

Will Cape Town stadium be the official home for Western Province Rugby?

Facilities Management at City of Cape Town Stuart Diamond explains why they are welcoming the move of WCR to Cape Town stadium.

Mokonyane to accelerate digital migration, announces July 2020 as deadline

Mokonyane to accelerate digital migration, announces July 2020 as deadline

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane announced plans to migrate to broadcast digital terrestrial TV at a media briefing held in Pretoria.

Try out the Riverine Rabbit restaurant in Cape Town for mouth watering food

Try out the Riverine Rabbit restaurant in Cape Town for mouth watering food

Head Chef and Owner at Riverine Rabbit Ash Heeger explains why she rebranded the popularly known Ash restaurant.

Acting commissioner Mark Kingon on a mission to make Sars great again

Acting commissioner Mark Kingon on a mission to make Sars great again

Kingon told the Nugent commission of inquiry into Sars of their plans to getting Sars to where it used to be.

SA's poor feel the cost of data the most, data inquiry hears

SA's poor feel the cost of data the most, data inquiry hears

The commission is holding public hearings from 17 to 19 October to look into the state of competition in the data services sector.

Cape Town's failing rail system stoking air pollution, says City of CT

Cape Town's failing rail system stoking air pollution, says City of CT

With over 1.2 million vehicles on the road, motor vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to air pollution in Cape Town.

Popular articles
News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

A News24 investigation has exposed how some of South Africa's biggest companies have been advertising on fake news websites.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

Anton Fourie says he used his phone to record the interaction to create awareness of what is going on in the community.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.