South Africa: Tebogo Khoza v. Minister of Home Affairs & Another

Published: 27/Feb/2023
Source: High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division)

Judgment declaring the applicant, a child born in South Africa in 1997 of a mother who was an irregular migrant at the time of his birth (but died while he was a child), and an unknown father, to be a citizen of South Africa on the grounds that he was stateless, and ordering registration of his birth.

Punitive costs awarded against the Department of Home Affairs for its obstruction to his application.

Download judgment: Khoza-v-DHA_HC_27Feb2023

Themes: Acquisition by children, Birth Registration, Naturalisation and Marriage, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2023