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No, Home Affairs may not refuse an application for a marriage certificate for a same sex marriage.
Yes, you can apply for a spousal visa.
The answers to your questions are far from clear and we recommend contacting an organisation like Lawyers for Human Rights
You could take the Minister to court to compel him to issue the permit on the basis of an unreasonably long delay, but this could be costly.
You can either brief lawyers or obtain the letter through one of the law firms that advertise this service. That would take 4 to 6 weeks and is quite expensive.
You can apply for a Section 26 (B) Life Partner Permit, which is a permanent resident permit that caters for people who are in a long term relationship, but who have not married, as in your case.
You need to apply online for a critical skills visa through VFS Global, the company that handles all Home Affairs applications.
Your frustration with Home Affairs is understandable. You may want to get legal assistance.
A person applying for temporary residence has to apply from outside of the country, but you can get an exemption from this by applying to Home Affairs through VFS Global..