Thousands of Zimbabweans fled the political violence that followed the 2008 election in their country and the collapse of the economy.
They were given permission to stay in South Africa - but that has been withdrawn and more than a million people will need to apply for a residents permit before the deadline.
Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg in South Africa.
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