By Bronwen Manby
This background paper was commissioned by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for a Regional Conference on Statelessness in Southern Africa, which was hosted by UNHCR in Mbombela (Nelspruit), South Africa 1-3 November 2011. The views expressed in the paper are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the views of UNHCR. The paper aims to be accurate up to 1 November 2011, and includes information on Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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