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Department of Home Affairs flouts court orders, year after year
Department of Home Affairs flouts court orders, year after yearArticle

Nearly two years have passed since the Department of Home Affairs promised to open a Cape Town Refugee Reception Office (CTRRO) once again...

Tariro Washinyira 23 Mar 2021

Relief for asylum seekers following Scalabrini judgment
Relief for asylum seekers following Scalabrini judgmentArticle

Home Affairs has been interdicted from implementing certain provisions of the Refugees Act and new Regulations (both implemented on 1 January 2020), which sought to return asylum seekers back to their home country where they could face detention without trial, rape, torture, or death, merely because he or she was a month late in renewing a visa...

2 Dec 2020

Asylum seekers have to wait a year for an appointment in Port Elizabeth
Asylum seekers have to wait a year for an appointment in Port ElizabethArticle

Asylum seekers in Port Elizabeth say they fear arrest because they do not have paperwork proving that they have applied for refugee status. This is because the Refugee Reception Office (RRO) is booking appointments for asylum seekers a year in advance...

Joseph Chirume 7 Aug 2019

Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional Court
Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional CourtArticle

In an important victory for the rights of asylum seekers, the Constitutional Court has found that their temporary permits must automatically be extended while their case is under judicial review...

Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 30 May 2018

Gigaba outlines new Immigration Regulations
Gigaba outlines new Immigration RegulationsArticle

The newly-appointed Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has outlined the Immigration Regulations, which came into effect on Monday, 26 May.

30 May 2014

Asylum-seekers lost in bureaucratic mazeArticle

Africareview.com reports that asylum-seekers entering South Africa are no longer being issued with the necessary documents to apply for refugee status. Without a so-called section 23 permit, they are being turned away from Refugee Reception Offices (RROs) and denied the opportunity to legalise their stay in the country.

23 Jan 2012

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