Most foreigners who contravene South Africa’s immigration laws are detained in the Lindela Repatriation Centre (hereaer referred to as Lindela), pending their deportation to their country of origin (South African Human Rights Commission, 2000). is controversial detention facility is run by Bosasa (Pty) Ltd., a private company (Flynn & Cannon, 2009). According to the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA), 50,000 people pass through Lindela every year (CoRMSA, 2009b, p. 16); therefore, it can be assumed that most of the 55,285 illegal foreigners deported from South Africa in 2010 (Department of Home Aairs, 2011, p. 43) passed through Lindela.