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Home Affairs given 3 months to reopen PE refugee centre

This comes after its Constitutional Court bid, appealing a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment, failed.

Home Affairs.  Picture: Chrsta Eybers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Home Affairs says it has been given three months in which to reopen its refugee reception centre in Port Elizabeth.

This comes after its Constitutional Court bid, appealing a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment, failed.

The SCA declared the department's decision to close the office as unlawful.

Home Affairs Mayihlome Tshwete said, "We're currently assessing our readiness to open it. Like if we have enough operational capital to make sure that the centre functions properly."

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