Response : Refugee Rights Extended
On 10th June Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi issued directives (Government Gazette 43420) extending the validity of all refugee and asylum-seeker documents which have expired during the state of national disaster, until 31st July 2020. In the same Gazette he also set aside all declarations of undesirability, as well as the bans on re-entry issued to travellers exiting South Africa whose documents had expired during the period of the national lockdown. Both decisions are to be welcomed.
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