Maseru, Jan.14 — Following extension of Lesotho Exemption Permit (LEP) for another two years, the LEP holders can do all application processes and payments online starting from February 01.
LEP expired on December 31, 2023 but the South African Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi extended the permit for another two year thus it will expire on November 29, 2025.
In 2015, the South Africa Cabinet approved the implementation of a Special Dispensation for Lesotho nationals. The objective of this dispensation was to document Lesotho nationals who were in South Africa illegally as a result of the socio-economic crisis in Lesotho. It also allowed Lesotho nationals to sojourn in the Republic of South Africa with relaxed conditions; provided them with work, study or business permits and suspended their deportation. . .