Fewer than 1 in 6 asylum seekers in SA granted refugee status

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- news24.com | 2 weeks ago

Not even one out of six asylum seekers seeking refuge in South Africa are granted refugee status.

 Over the past 10 years, the Department of Home Affairs processed 633 395 applications, only granting 99 624 of these applications.  This means 533 771 people, mostly coming from war-torn and severely distressed countries, had to leave South Africa or face deportation during this period.

However, there were 184 976 documented active asylum seekers in South Africa on December 31, 2018.

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