IF ALIENS LANDED THEY WOULD BE THE PROPERTY OF THE STATE!
According to the National Heritage Resources Act, all meteorites are considered protected property of the nation and there are rules regarding what can be done with them
Interestingly, because a meteorite is defined as “any naturally-occurring object of extraterrestrial origin”,
this means that if an alien landed in SA he/she/it would become the property of the State.
Should an alien arrive and find that SA did not suit its disposition,
it would not need a passport to leave
but it would have to acquire an export permit from the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA).