South Africa: DA describes current SA Citizenship Act as ‘irrational and obscure’

Published: 6/Jun/2021
Source: SABC

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has described as irrational and obscure a law that strips South Africans of their citizenship.

This follows complaints from citizens based in London who tried to renew their South African citizenship, only to discover that they are no longer South African citizens because they have claimed additional citizenship.

This is because, under the current Citizenship Act in South Africa, you have to first apply to the Department of Home Affairs for permission to get another citizenship.

However, DA MP Adrian Roos says the party is opposed to this law and will fight it in the High Court on behalf of thousands of South Africans who have lost their citizenship without their knowledge.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2021