In his application he said he had been attacked seven times and stabbed four times between 1991 and 2003 and been called "a white dog" and "a settler" when attacked.
He said did not report the attacks to police because he did not trust the police.
The refugee board found he "was a victim because of his race rather than a victim of criminality."
South Africa has some of the highest violent crime rates in the world. Contrary to international perceptions, the majority of crime victims - like the perpetrators - are poor blacks.
"We find the claim by Huntley to have been attacked seven times by Africans due his skin colour - without any police intervention - sensational and alarming," the ANC said.