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Name: Refugees Amendment Act (Act No. 11 of 2017).
Country: South Africa
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2017-12-14
Entry into force:
ISN: ZAF-2017-L-108810
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line South African Government Information, South Africa PDF PDF (consulted on 2019-09-03)
Abstract/Citation: To amend the Refugees Act, 1998, so as to amend and insert certain definitions; to include further provisions relating to disqualification from refugee status; to provide for integrity measures to combat fraud and corruption among staff members at Refugee Reception Offices, the Standing Committee and the Refugee Appeals Authority; to omit provisions referring to the Status Determination Committee; to substitute certain provisions relating to the Refugee Appeals Authority; to provide for the re-establishment of the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs and to confer additional powers on the Standing Committee; to confer additional powers on the Director-General; to clarify the procedure relating to conditions attached to asylum seeker visas and abandonment of applications; to revise provisions relating to the review of asylum applications; to provide for the withdrawal of refugee status in respect of categories of refugees; to provide for additional offences and penalties; to provide for transitional provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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