South Africa: Court helps 8-year-old girl start school

Published: 4/Apr/2016
Source: IOL

Durban – An 8-year-old girl will attend school for the very first time on Monday morning after her desperate parents – whose battle to obtain a birth certificate for her or enrol her at a school without one had come to naught – turned to the high court for help.

And while their urgent application was adjourned to give the respondents – the national and provincial education ministers and the minister of Home Affairs – time to file papers, lawyers acting for them said a space had been found at a local school and the child would be assessed and then placed there on Monday.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2016