South Africa: High court orders Department of Home Affairs to register birth of stateless man after 10-year battle

Published: 1/Mar/2023
Source: Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

By Tamsin Metelerkamp

The Department of Home Affairs has been given 30 days to register the birth of Tebogo Khoza, a stateless man born in South Africa. The Pretoria high court found that since Khoza first attempted to have his birth and status as a South African citizen recognised in 2013, he had been sent from ‘pillar to post’ by the department — a situation that forced him to live in limbo.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports, Statelessness
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2023