Migrants born in SA to get birth certificates

Published: 13/Avr/2018
Source: Business Day (South Africa)

By Xolisa Phillip

Children born in SA to undocumented migrants are entitled to home affairs-issued birth certificates, in what is a major victory for migrants and the Legal Resources Centre.

The centre announced on Thursday that, after much « back and forth » with the Department of Home Affairs, the department’s « director of births, marriages, deaths and records management confirmed that [it was] … best to [issue] the DHA-19 birth certificate … »

However, the birth certificate does not entitle its recipients to citizenship in SA.

The centre intervened after being approached by a Congolese asylum seeker whose newborn son was refused a birth certificate by home affairs officials at the hospital where the baby was born.

Read further: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2018-04-13-migrants-born-in-sa-to-get-birth-certificates/

Themes: Enregistrement des naissances
Regions: Afrique du Sud
Year: 2018