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Coming home to roost

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12 Oct 2020
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Coming home to roost

Jennie Ridyard

Since the international travel ban to South Africa was lifted, I have watched two canaries go into the coalmine. The first one didn’t make it. The poor old bird remains stuck in the UK months after arriving on holiday, dreaming nostalgically of her home in utopian Benoni. She was denied boarding at Heathrow despite having lived in South Africa all of her adult life, because she didn’t have now-mandatory travel insurance for entering South Africa. The problem may have been that they didn’t recognise her as a bona fide Sefrican resident, since she travels on a foreign passport. Either way,...

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