Please use my ‘critical skills’, SA
The constitution of South Africa states “public administration must be governed by the democratic values and principles enshrined in the Constitution… a high standard of professional ethics must be promoted and maintained… transparency must be fostered by providing the public with timely, accessible and accurate information… (and that) everyone has the right to administrative action that is lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair.”
Two instances of sloppy administration do not, I think, meet these criteria.
I also have a strong concern that the only redress open to me is to appeal – to the very same set of people who made the errors.
There is no “independent tribunal” or similar process in place for Home Affairs and no process in place to deal swiftly with clear administrative errors. What about a campaign for a Home Affairs Ombudsman scheme?
I have been “in contact” with the minister since receipt of the rejection for a type of visa for which I did