Angolan refugees encouraged to return home
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has mounted an information campaign in a bid to encourage Angolan refugees in South Africa to return home. This is in pursuit of a programme launched last month by the commission, Home Affairs and the Angolan government, on the voluntary repatriation of about 14-thousand Angolan refugees in South Africa. Spokesperson for the commission, Phumla Rulashe, says that they assist Angolans to return home by offering free air tickets for refugees and by not charging tax on belongings brought into Angola. The campaign has already started in areas such as Langa and the Samora Machel informal settlement in Cape Town.