South Africa: This Is Home – Ali

Published: 9/Jul/2021
Source: Jesuit Institute South Africa

This Is Home is a campaign that documents the lives of inspiring young people in South Africa who are stateless or at risk of becoming stateless. The campaign provides explainers on statelessness and practical solutions for The Department of Home Affairs to implement to prevent statelessness.

At the time of filming, Ali is still a dependent under his mother’s refugee file. He is at risk of statelessness if he is de-linked from his mother’s refugee file. He worries that he may be delinked from his mother’s file at the next renewal of his permit because he has past the age of majority. Ali can not apply for citizenship or permanent residence because of the closure of these sections at the Department of Home Affairs.



Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Nationality and Refugees, Statelessness
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2021