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Corruption Hurts Refugees in South Africa

Corruption is pervasive throughout the asylum process in South Africa, according to a report published this month.  Almost a third of asylum seekers and refugees have to pay bribes for correct documentation violating the Refugees Act that stipulates that they are not required to pay any fees for documentation.  Rights groups say incompetence and graft within the Home Affairs department is contributing to the number of undocumented foreigners who have recently become the focus of...

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