South Africa: Gigaba hosts naturalisation ceremony, over 200 receive citizenship

Published: 17/Aug/2018
Source: Independent Online (South Africa)

By Samkelo Mtshali

Johannesburg – Around 278 foreign nationals from around the world are currently receiving their South African naturalisation certificates from Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba at a naturalisation ceremony in Durban.

Gigaba says that the department had decided in 2016 to conduct naturalisation ceremonies to officially induct naturalised South African citizens into the country.

“From today onwards, you too are part of the rich history of our country and the rich tapestry of what constitutes our nation.

“Over many years of its existence our country has continued to evolve to accommodate in its rich fabric ever newer elements of people all whom, individual and collectively, enrich our understanding of who we are as well our standing in the world,” Gigaba says.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2018