# Parliament faces criticism for delays in amending the Immigration Act after the Constitutional Court granted a 12-month extension, citing an abysmal failure to address the issue. Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi blamed elections, the pandemic, and a 2022 fire for the delay. The court criticised lawmakers for prioritising re-election campaigns over meeting deadlines. Parliament now has until October 2024, with an extension beyond if needed. The department plans to introduce an executive bill to address the constitutional defects. Critics raise concerns about legislative delays and the scathing court judgment.
Home Affairs takes action to amend immigration Act following ConCourt Judgement