Thousands of undocumented SA children denied an education – DA

Published: 27/Nov/2019
Source: The Citizen (Johannesburg)

By Daniel Friedman

The party claims children are assumed to be illegal immigrants and forced to try prove they are South Africans, including by way of DNA tests.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says that the department of home affairs could be denying as much as 1 in 5 South African children an education.

This follows a question posed in parliament by the DA’s Adrian Roos, who wanted to know why children are still being denied access to education due to not having documentation and what steps are being taken to resolve this.

“Home affairs often talking about this issue as an issue of undocumented migrants, but not many know about the widespread problems we have with undocumented South African children,” he told The Citizen.

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Themes: Acquisition by children, Birth Registration, Statelessness
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2019