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I have a feeling that because you have a European passport that does not require a visa you were allowed to enter SA and then depart again. I think it also has something to do with arrivals from the neighboring countries (and I assume that is what happened).
If you don’t have visa free entry then you have to remain in Transit, you do not enter SA via the immigration channel. If you have a long stopover you can even book the transit hotel in 6 hour blocks, but airside you remain.