To give effect within the Republic of South Africa to the relevant international legal instruments, principles and standards relating to refugees; to provide for the reception into South Africa of asylum seekers; to regulate applications for and recognition of refugee status; to provide for the rights and obligations flowing from such status; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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The Refugees Act, 1998 (Act No. 130 of 1998) has been amended by Government Gazette 39234, Notice No. 893, Refugees Amendment Act, 2015 (Act No. 10 of 2015), dated 25 September 2015.
The Refugees Act, 1998 (Act No. 130 of 1998) has been amended by Government Gazette 37122, Notice No. 955, The Refugee Appeal Board Rules, 2013, dated 6 December 2013.
The Refugees Act, 1998 (Act No. 130 of 1998) has been updated by Government Gazette 31643 - Amendment to Act.
This Act has been updated with Appeal Board Rules, 2003, Notice No. 1330 in Government Gazette No. 25470 dated 26 September 2003.
The Refugees Act, 1998 (Act No. 130 of 1998) in Government Gazette No. 19544 dated 2 December 1998, has been added to the site.