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Kabuika Kamunga reports from South Africa about the treatment of immigrants from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Her work highlights the surprising similarities with western countries in the treatment of immigrants. Plagued by corruption and inefficiencies, South Africa processes asylum seekers' applications in no less than 4 to 5 years, on the average. In the meantime, applicants are left to themselves, without the right to work and without any social structure to help them. Their situation is made even worse by the anti-immigrant atmosphere within portions of South African society.
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