Stateless man may work and stay in South Africa

Published: 14/Dec/2017
Source: The Citizen (South Africa)

By Ilse de Lange

The High Court in Pretoria has granted an order to a stateless man, allowing him to work and live in South Africa while the home affairs minister reconsiders his application for permanent residence.

Acting Judge MB Mokoena set aside the minister’s refusal to grant an exemption and a permanent residence permit to Frederick Ngubane and gave the minister 90 days to reconsider his application.

Ngubane, assisted by Lawyers for Human Rights, initially asked the court to declare that stateless ness was a special circumstance for purposes of the Immigration Act.

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Themes: Statelessness
Regions: Southern Africa, South Africa
Year: 2017