Applying for Refugee Status in S.A.

There are many people in South Africa who come from many different places in the world for many different reasons. In order to get a job, go to the clinic or hospital or to study. You need to have documents to show that you are legally in the country. If you have come to South Africa on holiday or for a job, you need to have a visa. If you came to South Africa because you were forced to leave your country, you might qualify for refugee status.