Home Affairs

National Department Budget for 2017-18

Vote purpose

Efficiently determine and safeguard the identity and status of citizens. Regulate immigration to ensure security, promote development and fulfil South Africa’s international obligations.

Mandate

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 foreigners; and provide for the management of immigration to ensure security, promote development and fulfil South Africa’s international obligations.

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