Waiting for a Home Affairs document: seven years and counting

Home Affairs, Cape Town. Photo by Masixole Feni.

Furaha fled to South Africa in 2006 and applied for refugee status, which was granted the same year. In 2008 she applied for a refugee identity document. But seven years later, she is still waiting, though her brother and sister-in-law who applied at the same time got their documents in 2009.