Refugees Act 130 of 1998

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130 of 1998

The Refugees Act 130 of 1998 intends:

  • to give effect within the Republic of South Africa to the relevant international legal instruments, principles and standards relating to refugees;
  • to provide for the reception into South Africa of asylum seekers;
  • to regulate applications for and recognition of refugee status;
  • to provide for the rights and obligations flowing from such status; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.


1 April 2000 (Gazette 21075 of 6 April 2000)


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