South Africa: Orphan’s 10-Year Battle To Get A Birth Certificate

Published: 28/Nov/2017
Source: GroundUp

By Barbara Maregele

For the past ten years, Bronwyn Moss and her family have been battling to register an orphaned child with the Department of Home Affairs.

Moss, from Mooinooi in North West, is in a Catch-22: she has been advised to adopt the child in order to get his documents, but she cannot adopt without documents proving who he is.

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Themes: Acquisition by children, Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: Southern Africa, South Africa
Year: 2017