South Africa

Number of people served in 2020: 4,260

At the end of 2017, South Africa hosted close to 90,000 refugees and more than 190,000 asylum seekers, many of whom came from Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

See Our Work

Women sewing clothing and other items at JRS South Africa’s Arrupe Centre. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Women enrolled in the JRS South Africa Elderly Program practice yoga. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Women dancing at the JRS South Africa World Refugee Day celebration. (Jesuit Refugee Service)


JRS South Africa Country Director:

Sehorane Lehlomela 

Project locations:

Johannesburg, Pretoria 

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