The Department of Home Affairs Backtracks on Immigration Regulations and Announces Second Round for Trusted Employer Scheme Applications in Press Conference

On April 9, 2024, the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi addressed the media in a comprehensive press conference unpacking the withdrawal of the recently gazetted Immigration Regulation Amendments on 28 March 2024.

The Department of Home Affairs (“DHA”) faced backlash after publishing the aforementioned regulations a day prior to the closing date for comments. The Minister in his press conference has acknowledged that he was misadvised on publishing the new regulations early and that his office is rectifying this mistake.

Marisa Jacobs

Managing Director at Xpatweb & NEDLAC Business Representative for Immigration