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Cape Court Orders Cape Town Refugee Reception Office to Accept New Asylum Applicants

Judge Dennis Davis of the Western Cape High Court has decided in favour of continued access to the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office for new asylum applicants.The judge found that the decision by the Department of Home Affairs was taken without the legally required consultation with the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs...The Court issued an interim order to accept new applicants pending a full review.