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Why are naturalised South African citizens not entitled to ID cards?

Published: 11/Mar/2024
Source: The South African

Naturalised South African citizens hold the same privileges as any other citizen, so why are they not entitled to ID cards? by Ray Leathern Following our trending story on smart ID card applications, The South African has been inundated with […]

Election 2024: EC shelves use of Ghana Card as sole identity document

Published: 8/Mar/2024
Source: GNA/Ghanaweb

The Electoral Commission (EC) has aborted plans to use a new Constitutional Instrument (C.I) to govern the 2024 General Election. This means that the Ghana Card will not be the sole identity document for the next voters’ registration exercise ahead […]

Namibia: Legislation to address citizenship gap for illegal SA citizens

Published: 7/Mar/2024
Source: The Namibian

The home affairs ministry has drafted two pieces of legislation to cater to South Africans who came to Namibia in the 1980s and missed the one-year deadline at independence that allowed them to renounce citizenship of any other country. *Fiona, […]

Zimbabwe: ZLHR ends children’s statelessness dilemma

Published: 6/Mar/2024
Source: Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

THE REGISTRAR-General (RG) has been ordered to end the statelessness dilemma of two minor children by registering their births and issue them with birth certificates within one week, after he and his subordinates had refused to do so for several […]

Zimbabwe: ‘Chiefs now marriage officers’

Published: 5/Mar/2024
Source: Newsday (Harare)

By GRACIOUS DANIEL TRADITIONAL leaders in Zimbabwe will now have the authority to register marriages and issue birth and death certificates in a landmark development that seeks to eliminate statelessness. This was revealed by vice-president of the National Council of […]

South Africa: Mbeki takes aim at Motsoaledi’s white paper on migration

Published: 4/Mar/2024
Source: Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)

By Lizeka Tandwa Former president Thabo Mbeki has criticised Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection in a letter written to the department, calling for it to be improved. In a letter seen by […]

The right to nationality of the Saharawis and their legal identity documents

Published: 4/Mar/2024
Source: Citizenship Studies

Immanuel, Andrea Marilyn Pragashini. 2023. “The Right to Nationality of the Saharawis and Their Legal Identity Documents.” Citizenship Studies 27 (7): 914–32. doi:10.1080/13621025.2024.2321722. ABSTRACT The Western Sahara territory is a non-self-governing territory under international law with an ongoing struggle for […]