Home Affairs to open Refugee Reception office in Cape Town

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Refugees from12 countries live at Paint City in Bellville.
Refugees from12 countries live at Paint City in Bellville.
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The Department of Home Affairs has submitted its plans for the Refugee Reception Office (RRO) in Cape Town after it has been closed for years, leaving refugees and asylum seekers destitute.

The plans were submitted as per a court order in May this year. In the latest report dated June this year, the department says it has earmarked a site in Epping that it would use as the new RRO.

In court papers, the department said: 

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