FOR WRITTEN REPLY
DATE OF PUBLICATION: Friday, 07 March 2014
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 5 of 2014
Mr M Mnqasela (DA) to ask the Minister of Home Affairs:
What processes has her department put in place to ensure the Department of
Labour fulfils its role in terms of the regulations pertaining to the
Immigration Amendment Act, Act 13 of 2011?
The Department of Home Affairs has hosted a number of forums and workshops
to discuss the implications of the Draft Regulations and the Immigration
Amendment Act, Act 13 of 2011 on the Department of Labour (DoL). This
stakeholder department has also been an active participant on the
Immigration Advisory Board and has made inputs on how it plans to execute
responsibilities allocated specifically to DoL in the Amendments.
The Department of Labour has also confirmed that it is currently reviewing
its business processes to ensure that the Amendments are assimilated into
the currently existing functions and responsibilities that emanate from the
The Department of Home Affairs is planning to make a proposal to DoL on a
draft document that will prescribe the turnaround times and a service level
agreement between the two departments, particularly where responsibilities
and functions are shared in the processing of visas.