South Africa: Stateless – At the Musina Girl’s Shelter

Published: 26/Feb/2020
Source: SABC (Johannesburg)

Seven out of ten foreign children in state care in South Africa are undocumented, and many crossed borders into the country without adult supervision. This is according to a 2019 study by the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town. Seventy percent of these children are at risk of statelessness – a limbo in which no country in the world recognises them as citizens. Jamaine Krige and Yeshiel Panchia visited a shelter in Musina, near the Beitbridge border in Limpopo, where many of the children find themselves once they have crossed into the country….

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Themes: Statelessness
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2020