S Africa Radical changes proposed in white paper on citizenship, migration

Published: 12/Nov/2023
Source: The Sunday Times (Johannesburg)

By Ernest Mabuza

The Citizenship Act and Births and Deaths Registration Act must be repealed in their entirely and included in a single piece of legislation dealing with citizenship, immigration and refugee protection.

This is one of the proposals contained in the white paper on citizenship, immigration and refugee protection published in the government gazette on Friday.

Briefing the media on Sunday, home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi said this proposal will remove contradictions and loopholes in the path to citizenship as is now the case with different pieces of legislation.

The white paper states there are insufficient resources available to cater for people who might enter South Africa requiring citizenship to access benefits, rights and privileges that go with it.

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Themes: Acquisition de la nationalité, Perte et déchéance de la nationalité, Nationalité des réfugiés
Regions: Afrique du Sud
Year: 2023