Efficiently determine and safeguard the identity and status of citizens.
Regulate immigration to ensure security, promote development and fulfil South
Africa’s international obligations.
The mandate of the Department of Home Affairs is derived from the Constitution
and various acts of Parliament and policy documents. The department’s services
are divided into two broad categories: civic services and immigration
services. Both must ensure the efficient determination and safeguarding of the
identity and status of citizens; and provide for the regulation of immigration
to ensure security, promote development and fulfil South Africa’s
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: