DHA streamlines birth certificates to ease minor travel
Source: News 24 (South Africa)
By Louzel Lombard
Cape Town – The Department of Home Affairs has scrapped having two versions of the birth certificate, an abridged (issued for new-borns up until 2013) and an unabridged birth certificate detailing both parents details (issued to all new-borns since 2014).
From Tuesday, 1 November, newborns in South Africa will be issued only a single document stating both their maternal and paternal birth details.
The document will be known as only a ‘birth certificate’, as opposed the the previous ‘unabridged’ or ‘abridged birth certificate’ options.