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Refugees Amendment Act, No. 11 of 2017

Long title


To amend the Refugees Act, 1998, so as to amend and insert certain definitions; to include further provisions relating to disqualification from refugee status; to provide for integrity measures to combat fraud and corruption among staff members at Refugee Reception Offices, the Standing Committee and the Refugee Appeals Authority; to omit provisions referring to the Status Determination Committee; to substitute certain provisions relating to the Refugee Appeals Authority; to provide for the re-establishment of the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs and to confer additional powers on the Standing Committee; to confer additional powers on the Director-General; to clarify the procedure relating to conditions attached to asylum seeker visas and abandonment of applications; to revise provisions relating to the review of asylum applications; to provide for the withdrawal of refugee status in respect of categories of refugees; to provide for additional offences and penalties; to provide for transitional provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 130 of 1998...
2. Substitution of section 4 of Act 130 of 1998...
3. Amendment of section 5 of Act 130 of 1998...
4. Amendment of section 7 of Act 130 of 1998...
5. Substitution of heading to Chapter 2 of Act 130 of 1998...
6. Amendment of section 8 of Act 130 of 1998...
7. Substitution of section 8B of Act 130 of 1998...
8. Amendment of section 8C of Act 130 of 1998...
9. Amendment of section 8D of Act 130 of 1998...
10. Amendment of section 8E of Act 130 of 1998...
11. Amendment of section 8F of Act 130 of 1998...
12. Repeal of section 8G as inserted by section 11 of Act 33 of 2008
13. Insertion of sections 9A to 9H in Act 130 of 1998
14. Insertion of section 20A in Act 130 of 1998
15. Amendment of section 21 of Act 130 of 1998...
16. Amendment of section 21A of Act 130 of 1998...
17. Amendment of section 21B of Act 130 of 1998...
18. Substitution of section 22 of Act 130 of 1998...
19. Amendment of section 23 of Act 130 of 1998...
20. Amendment of section 24 of Act 130 of 1998...
21. Substitution of section 24A of Act 130 of 1998...
22. Amendment of section 24B of Act 130 of 1998...
23. Amendment of section 27 of Act 130 of 1998...
24. Substitution of section 28 of Act 130 of 1998...
25. Amendment of section 34 of Act 130 of 1998...
26. Amendment of section 34A of Act 130 of 1998...
27. Substitution of section 36 of Act 130 of 1998...
28. Amendment of section 37 of Act 130 of 1998...
29. Amendment of section 38 of Act 130 of 1998...
30. Repeal of section 33 of Act 33 of 2008
31. Transitional provisions
32. Substitution of words or phrases
33. Short title and commencement
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