Friday, September 27, 2013

Min Pandor to lead the South African international Delegation Migration and Development

Loyiso Langeni
27 September 2013

Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandoor will be leading the South African delegation to the UN High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, scheduled for 3rd- 4th October 2013 in New York.

“We have There are four plenary sessions based on interactive round-table discussions dealing with the effects of international migration and sustainable development, measures to protect migrant human rights with particular reference to human trafficking, strengthening partnerships and international cooperation on migration, regional labour mobility and development, Pandor added.

The theme of this year’s Dialogue is migration and development.

Meanwhile Home Affairs has undertaken to adjudicate permanent residence permits within eight months.

Minister of Home of Affairs Naledi Pandor said 20 full time staff to focus solely on adjudicating permanent residence.

This team is currently undergoing training and is expected to assume their duties from the 1 November 2013.

“We have also established a permanent residence backlog project whose purpose is to clear the current backlog of 23 945 applications for permanent residence by 15 December this year,” Pandor added.

She said this backlog dates back to 2009. At the moment, the focus of the team is on 2009/2010 applications. They will then deal with 2011 applications and will conclude with 2012/2013 applications.

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