Lindela – A Place of Waiting
The Lindela Repatriation Centre (Lindela) is one of South Africa’s largest facilities for the holding of undocumented migrants. These people are all awaiting determination of their legal status in South Africa (or deportation). Due to an ever increasing burden on SAPS holding cells and the lack of detention capacity in our country’s prisons, the need for a repatriation centre in Gauteng was identified by the Department of Home Affairs. In 1996, Lindela was opened to meet this requirement. It's compliant with all good governance and lawful criteria.
Furthermore, The Department of Home Affairs is legally and administratively responsible for all matters pertaining to the apprehension, holding, processing, repatriation and release of illegal aliens at the Lindela repatriation centre.
Detainees are repatriated and transported by Home Affairs, almost on a daily basis, to border posts or OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport.
Bosasa provides the following Full Facilities Management services at Lindela, including:
- Maintenance and Technical Services
- Office Facilities for Consulates and Human Rights Organisations
Contact the Bosasa reception desk on +27 (0)11 662 6000 or email for more information regarding Lindela.