Krugersdorp (near Johannesburg), Gauteng Province

Lindela Repatriation Centre (Lindela Holding Facility)

Status

Last documented use

2018

Type: Administrative (Immigration detention centre)

Authority: Governmental

Detains: Undocumented migrants

Capacity

4000

2016

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Yes

2016

South Africa

Immigration detainees

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
Center status

Status Last documented use

2018

Status In use

2016

Status In use

2016

Status In use

2014

Status In use

2012

Status In use

2009
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2015

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2014

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2010

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2009
Operating period

Year of Entry 1996

Year Ceased

National typology

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Department of Home Affairs

Type Governmental

2018

Name Department of Home Affairs

Type Governmental

2015

Name Bosasa Operations (Pty) Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2015

Name Department of Home Affairs

Type Governmental

2012

Name Department of Home Affairs

Type Governmental

2010

Name Bosasa/Leading Prospects Training

Type Private For-Profit

2009
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider African Global Operations

Service Food services

2019

Provider African Global Operations

Service Health care

2019

Provider African Global Operations

Service Security

2019
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2016

Security Level Secure

2014

Security Level Secure

2012

Security Level Secure

2009
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2015

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2014

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2012
Reported overstays at facility

Reported Overstays Yes

2015

Reported Overstays Yes

2010
Estimated average detention period (days)

Number of Days 46

2012

Number of Days 30

2012
Demographics

Name Adult women

2016

Name Adult men

2016

Name Unaccompanied minors

2016

Name Adult women

2016

Name Adult men

2016

Name Adult women

2014

Name Adult men

2014

Name Adult women

2012

Name Adult men

2012

Name Adult women

2009

Name Adult men

2009
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2014

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2012

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2009

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2000
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2016

Gender Segregation Yes

2015

Gender Segregation Yes

2014

Gender Segregation Yes

2012

Gender Segregation Yes

2009
Family segregation

Family Segregation Yes

2018

Family Segregation Yes

2016
Age segregation

Age Segregation No

2014
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 4000

2016

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 4000

2015

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 4000

2012

Type

Capacity 4000

2010

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 6

2005
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2016

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2016

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Bedding and clothing

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2010
Specially trained personnel

Trained Personnel Yes

2018

Trained Personnel Yes

2016

Trained Personnel Yes

2012
Mistreatment complaints

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2016

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2012

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2009
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National non-governmental groups

2016

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National Red Cross Federation

2016

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution International or regional human rights mechanisms

2016

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National ombudsman or human rights institution

2015

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National non-governmental groups

2014

Yes or No No

Type of institution International non-governmental groups

2012

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National non-governmental groups

2009
Family access

Family Access Yes

2018

Family Access No

2016

Family Access Yes

2014
Consular access

Consular Access Yes

2015
Reported deaths at this facility

Reported deaths? Yes

2016

Reported deaths? Yes

2015
Armed guards
Legal segregation
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Occupancy rate
Total number of detainees (year)
Average daily population
Reported population at a specific time
Reported overpopulation
Inspection grade
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Immigration Service

Ministry Home Affairs

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2009
Facility owner
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)
Area of authority or operations