Fatima Hassan
Fatima Hassan is a South African and writes in her personal capacity.
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/ 22 January 2008

Rainbow nation, red tape

I have spent most of my life trying to fight injustice — and thankfully there is still the space to do so in South Africa. But not once did I consider the impact of South Africa’s archaic public- and private-sector rules on people who were born elsewhere. Of course, for many if not most political and economic refugees, coming to South Africa is a harrowing experience.