The Cape Town Refugee Reception Office and South Africa’s asylum policy explained
The Department of Home Affairs closed the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office in July 2012. This meant the Cape Town RRO was no longer fully-functional, and would only operate for those who had lodged their claims for refugee status prior to the closure.
- What is a Refugee Reception Office (RRO)?
- What is the process for someone applying for asylum?
- Why was the Cape Town RRO closed?
- Why is the Cape Town RRO being re-opened in 2018?
- Why does Cape Town need an RRO?
- What is meant to happen next?
- What are the solutions to the challenges in the asylum and immigration regime?
- Why should I care?
- A timeline of refugee rights in South Africa