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Zimbabwe: Legal Resources Foundation statement on the implications of the hiking of access to documentation fees as stated in Statutory Instrument 7 of 2024, and Statutory Instrument 10 of 2024

Published: 21/Mar/2024
Source: Legal Resources Foundation (Harare)

The Legal Resources Foundation, a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting human rights and improving access to justice, expresses deep concern over the hike in fees for birth registration and national identity documents as announced in Statutory Instrument 7 of 2024, […]

Naturalised citizens in South Africa are being discriminated against

Published: 16/Mar/2024
Source: The South African

By Ray Leathern, As someone born in Mzansi, you probably have no idea that naturalised citizens in South Africa are being discriminated against every day. Truthfully, we didn’t know the full extent of this problem either. That’s until our comments […]

Judiciary complicit in Zimbabwe statelessness dilemma

Published: 12/Mar/2024
Source: CAJ News Africa (Centre for African Journalists, South Africa)

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean High Court has ordered the Registrar-General (RG) to end the statelessness dilemma of two minor children by registering their births and issue them with birth certificates within a […]

Kenya: Crafting a democratic blueprint: Designing digital identity systems for the people

Published: 12/Mar/2024
Source: Haki na Sheria (Garissa, Kenya)

Introduction The concept of citizenship, a dynamic and multifaceted reality, has evolved significantly throughout history and across diverse cultures, societies, and ideologies. As articulated by Aristotle, the distinction between being a good person and a good citizen underscores the intricate […]

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 […]