Krugersdorp (near Johannesburg), Gauteng Province

Lindela Repatriation Centre (Lindela Holding Facility)

Status

In use

2023

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Immigration Service, Immigration Service

Management: Department of Home Affairs (Governmental)

Detains: Adult women, Adult men, Unaccompanied minors, Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Deaths at facility Conditions complaints?
4000
Yes
YES

2016

South Africa

13,352

Apprehensions of Non-Citizens

52

Voluntary Returns & Forced Removals

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FACILITY NAMES
Lindela Repatriation Centre (Lindela Holding Facility)
Location

Country: South Africa

City & Region: Krugersdorp (near Johannesburg), Gauteng Province, Africa

Latitude, Longitude: -26.1017334, 27.7716224

Contact Information
Luipaardsvlei 246 IQ
Krugersdorp, 1739
South Africa

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status In use

2023

Status In use

2020

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
Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2023

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
Management

Name Department of Home Affairs

Type Governmental

2023

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
Custodial Authorities

Agency Immigration Service

Ministry Home Affairs

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2023

Agency Immigration Service

Ministry Home Affairs

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2009
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Enviromongz Projects (PTY) Ltd

Service Facility maintenance

2022

Provider African Global Operations

Service Food services

2019

Provider African Global Operations

Service Health care

2019

Provider African Global Operations

Service Security

2019

Provider Bosasa

Service Management

2019
Operating Period

Year of Entry 1996

2012

DETAINEES

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

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 4000

2016

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 4000

2015

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 4000

2012

Capacity 4000

2010

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 6

2005
Facility Average Daily Population (year)

Number 200

2014

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2015

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2014

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2012
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 46

2012

Number of Days 30

2012
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2015

Reported Overstays Yes

2010

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Inadequate conditions

Medical care

2016

Hygiene

2016

Hygiene

2015

Medical care

2015

Food provision

2015

Medical care

2012

Bedding and clothing

2012

Hygiene

2012

Protection from Physical Violence

2012

Food provision

2012

Food provision

2010

Protection from Physical Violence

2010

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2016

Secure

2014

Secure

2012

Secure

2009

STAFF

Specially Trained

Yes

2018

Yes

2016

Yes

2012
Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2016

Yes

2012

Yes

2009

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2016

Yes

2015

Yes

2014

Yes

2012

Yes

2009
Age Segregation

No

2014
Family Segregation

Yes

2018

Yes

2016

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH

Doctor on Duty

At least once a week

2014
Reports of Deaths

Yes

2016

Yes

2015

MONITORING & ACCESS

Lawyer Access

Yes

2014
Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes

National non-governmental groups

2016

Yes

National Red Cross Federation

2016

Yes

International or regional human rights mechanisms

2016

Yes

National ombudsman or human rights institution

2015

Yes

National non-governmental groups

2014

No

International non-governmental groups

2012

Yes

National non-governmental groups

2009
Family Access

Yes

2018

No

2016

Yes

2014
Consular Access

Yes

2015

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Access to Telephones

Yes

2014
Internet Access

No

2014
Access to Personal Cell Phones

Yes (with restrictions)

2014