Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has gazetted the Refugees Amendment Act, which came into effect from 1 January.
The amended act has new rules for refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa.
Speaking to Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show, Dr Motsoaledi explains the new rules in the act.
We have added more exclusions on when can you get exclude for applying for asylum.— Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister - Department of Home Affairs
In the new act we expel you if you commit fraud because when you defraud documents, you destroy the sovereignty of the country and undermine everything Parliament has done.— Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister - Department of Home Affairs
Listen to the full interview below...