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Cape Town -Only one in every 20 asylum applications received by South Africa during the past year was approved, according to the home affairs department.
In its 2012/13 annual report, which covers the 12 months up to March 31 this year, the department said it had received 78 142 applications for asylum.
“(A total of) 36 657 cases were rejected as manifestly unfounded, abusive or fraudulent.”
A further 24 520 cases were rejected as “unfounded”.
According to the report, 3908 asylum claims were approved, and the successful applicants issued with formal recognition of refugee status permits.