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Cessation of refugee status for Angolan Refugees


The South African government encourages all Angolans who sought refuge in South Africa as a result the civil war in Angola, which ended in April 2002, to voluntarily avail themselves for repatriation.
South Africa recognises Angola as a democratic State that has made significant transitions since the end of the civil war.
Cabinet has declared that 31 August 2013 be set aside as the cessation date in South Africa for the affected Angolan refugees.
The repatriation is in line with the cessation declared by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and supports the efforts to enhance regional integration.  
Acting CEO, Phumla Williams said, “This should be a proud moment for Angolans, who will be able to safely return to and reintegrate into their country of origin. Government recognises the fundamental changes that have taken place in Angola and refugees would be able to reclaim citizenship of their country.”
Against the backdrop of the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1969 Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa: the Acting CEO also highlighted that: “a person ceases to be a refugee if he/she can no longer continue to refuse the protection of the country of his or her nationality, because the circumstances that recognised such a person as a refugee no longer exist.”
Ms Williams urged communities to be alert to the upcoming campaign by the Department of Home Affairs, which aims to provide information on the process of implementation for the Angolan cessation.
GCIS-Pretoria

 


 
 
 
 

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