Court name
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Case number
585 of 2020
Case name
Somali Association of South Africa and Others v The Refugee Appeal Board and Others
Media neutral citation
[2021] ZASCA 124
Case summary:

Applications for refugee status – duty on decision-maker to assist asylum seeker to obtain as full a picture as possible on which to predicate a decision – information and evidence to be gathered or acquired in terms of the provisions of the Refugees Act 130 of 1998, the regulations and in accordance with the UNHCR Handbook – regard to be had to the provisions of both s 3(a) and 3(b) of the Act – persecution too narrowly viewed – onus to show that statutory requirements met on applicant but has to be viewed with regard to a range of factors – applicant must be afforded an opportunity to con

Navsa ADP
Van der Merwe JA
Molemela JA
Mbatha JA