Home Affairs visits MUT

Gqamane, left, and Tyobeka, shaking hands, with MUT and Home Affairs staff

In an effort to ensure that all students who are foreign nationals are given the services they deserve, and those that are on the wrong side of the law are assisted, the Department of Home Affairs visited MUT on 15 October 2019.  Such visit is set to assist the institution with streamlining its processes and comply with immigration laws with respect to such non-South African students.  Nompumelelo Tyobeka, Deputy Director: Stakeholder Management in the department, said even though the University does not have students who are asylum seekers and refugees, they wanted the University to be prepared for such students. They wanted to ease the administrative necessities for the students. “We would like to enable the University’s system to verify the validity of documents for asylum seekers and refugees,” she said.

Zolisa Gqamane, Deputy Registrar: Academic Administration, said they were happy with the initiative taken by the Department of Home Affairs. He said sharing information with the department would assist the University in asylum and refugee cases if they crop up.