South Africa: Home Affairs Committee request for report on statelessness

Published: 9/Mar/2021
Source: South African Parliament: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs

Parliament, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 – The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has resolved to defer a decision on amendments to the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill (B22-2020) proposed by the National Council of Provinces to Friday, 12 March 2021, to enable political parties to consult their caucuses.


Regarding the report on statelessness in South Africa, the committee has resolved that the Department of Home Affairs must submit a detailed report in response to Lawyers for Human Rights and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Issues the department must address in the report are determining exact figures for stateless people in South Africa and gaps in nationality laws. This resolution is to ensure holistic processing of the matter to guarantee lasting and workable resolutions to challenges faced by stateless people in South Africa.

Read original press release on SA Parliament website: Home Affairs Committee Defers Decision on Electoral Laws Amendment Bill to Friday

Themes: Apatridie
Regions: Afrique du Sud
Year: 2021