The Department of Home Affairs has extended the Lesotho Special Permit deadline until the end of December 2016. Lesotho nationals have until then to regularise their stay in the country or face deportation.
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the department will consider extending the deadline for online applications later as the cut-off date was last Saturday (1st of October). Gigaba says the process at the 11 application centres set up throughout the country will continue until December 31.
The department states that over 52 000 Lesotho nationals have submitted their applications. They are now in the process of checking those applications to see if they comply with the requirements.