Home Affairs studying High Court ruling

Pretoria – The Department of Home Affairs says it is studying the
judgement of the Western Cape High Court, regarding the implementation
of the new immigration regulations.

“The department is still studying the judgement and will provide
comment in due course,” it said on Monday.

The department was taken to court by Brent Johnson, whose Danish wife
was denied entry into South Africa after the department declared her as
an “undesirable person”, after a short visit outside the country.

She wasn’t allowed back into the country, as the new visa regulations
stated that a foreigner married to a South African must return to their
home country and apply for a spousal visa at the South African mission.

The couple had been living in South Africa for five years.

The court, however, ruled that the status be suspended and that they
should be allowed to return to South Africa