Source: Legal Resources Centre (South Africa)
The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) represents a couple who are asking the Department of Home Affairs to register their two children and provide them with the children’s birth certificates. The couple approached the LRC after they were unable to register and obtain birth certificates from Home Affairs because the mother is an undocumented Swaziland national. However, the father is a South African national.
The couple have been in a relationship since 2007. The mother entered South Africa when she was 15 years old and she has been unable to obtain any documentation legalising her stay.
Because the couple have been unable to obtain the birth certificates for the children, the oldest child has been denied entry into school.
Link to LRC website.