42 Years of service to South Africa, Mr Joubert will be greatly missed
On behalf of PASSOP (People Against Suffering, Oppression, and Poverty), as a citizen of South Africa and as an activist for immigrant rights I would like to express its condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Mr Frederick Joubert. His death is a great loss not only to the Department of Home Affairs, but also to all South Africans and immigrants. We had the privilege of witnessing his great work ethic, his high level of integrity and positive attitude towards serving people during the Zimbabwean Dispensation Project (ZDP). At a moving memorial service organized and hosted by the department of Home Affairs Mr. Yusuf Simons (the departments provincial manager) told of how Mr. Joubert served the department of home affairs for 42 years, providing dedicated and committed service at all offices he served in. The department of home affairs did well to recognize his contribution; it was really moving and certainly made me feel like the department really cares about its staff. I was greatly moved by the large and diverse group of home affairs officials who paid tribute to him, he was loved and respected by most of the people he worked with. His life’s work was to serve people and he must have served tens of thousands of South Africans with ID’s, birth certificates, passports and thousands of Zimbabweans with visas. He was a good, honest, fair, and hardworking man and he will be greatly missed.