Minister Lindiwe Sisulu issued a diplomatic démarche to the Australian High Commissioner on Thursday, DIRCO said.
Can you imagine that? Getting married to the person you love, and then not seeing them for eight months? Birthdays, good news, hospital trips, all on the other side of the world. This means that in the first eight months of marriage I was only able to make love to my wife a handful of times. (Although having spoken to other married couples, apparently this is very normal). Brexiters take note, my wife left the single market and her position in Europe was not sustainable.
Issues around border controls linked to terrorism, 'traditional' criminality, migration, immigration, national security and even queueing times should, as far as is possible, be in the public domain especially around election time. Delaying or redacting reports other than in extreme circumstance where there is a real risk to national security, is cheating the electorate. It's as simple as that.
The news that President Trump is about to sign yet another Executive Order, which will apparently reinstate the Muslim Travel
12 days. As I write this article, President Trump has been in office for 12 days. In this time, he has already affected the
Orthopaedic and trauma surgeon Professor Deiary Kader has recruited many scrubs, nurses, physiotherapists, and surgeons into the Newcastle-Gateshead Medical Volunteers.
A dramatic increase in Kurds refused visas for the UK has been revealed in a parliamentary answer. Between April and September last year 1,165 of 1,790, or two-thirds of all applications made in Erbil were turned down.
When I first set out with the British Council almost ten years ago, I believed the country I was representing to be fair and progressive, a country which, if you were honest, worked hard and paid your taxes, would see you alright. Those are still values I hold. However, as I watch obstacle pile on top of obstacle to coming home, it is not the country I recognise today.
The Home Office has been left red-faced after it was forced to apologise for wrongly denying a visa to Chinese artist Ai
The marketization of higher education is an uncomfortable topic for many in the UK education sector. My own view is that higher education is both a market benefit and indisputably a public good, and a mixed approach is required.