Statement issued on behalf of Non-Profit organisation, the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town to
former Angolan Refugees still living in South Africa on expired Angolan Cessation Permits – a small
window is now open for these Angolans to attempt to regularise his or her stay by submitting an
application for permanent residency as detailed here.
We only have until the 30th September to tell the Department of Home Affairs to scrap proposals that could violate the dignity of our sisters and brothers across the continent. War, political violence and persecution are driving many to seek refuge in South Africa, just like many fled South Africa during apartheid.