South Africa: Opposition Calls to Save Cape Town Refugee Offices

The country's major opposition Democratic Alliance and other rights organisation marched to Parliament to prevent the imminent closure of the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office .

DA Calls On Motlanthe to Halt Closure of Refugee Reception Offices

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