- The Department of Home Affairs is now accepting applications for the Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit Program, the successor to the Dispensation of Zimbabweans Project.
Do not be fooled by messages like this one doing rounds on social media claiming that the new Zimbabwe Special Dispensation process has opened.
It is not true.
There are people with sinister motives who will use every trick possible to capitalise on the anxiety that Zimbabweans have. They are merely taking advantage of the situation and we urge you not to entertain any unofficial announcements made by these people.
- The Zimbabwean Special Permit program allows allows Zimbabweans to obtain a South African Work Permit under certain conditions. Below we list some of the requirements for obtaining a work permit within this scheme.
Their messages are so well written that you could easily believe them.
Unconfirmed reports say a few people have already been duped to pay the R2000 that they say is required to secure yourself the permit.
Zimbabweans living in South Africa are urged to be extra vigilant as the wait continues.
We at i zim encourage people to examine the source of the information they read.
The South African Home Affairs minister has not yet announced the date when the process opens. Neither have the ‘certain conditions’ been yet given.
Minister of Communications announced a few weeks ago that the process will open but left it for the Home Affairs minister to give the dates and conditions required for applications.
Home Affairs minister Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize was interviewed on SAFm radio and she gave a hint of how the process will go on. Her interview has been a subject for discussion especially by those who wish to apply for the first time.