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The fact that your asylum permit has expired certainly makes applying for a work permit much more difficult for you.
Yes, you can, if you have the right paperwork, and attend a Home Affairs marriage interview.
As you have refugee status you should not have any difficulty renewing your licence
Unfortunately, you cannot.
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.
You can be sentenced to up to 12 months in prison for entering the country illegally.
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..
Asylum seekers (i.e. people who do not hold refugee status) may apply for a residence permit.