Stateless children can now apply for citizenship after home affairs withdraws appeal

06 September 2016 - 19:47
By Ernest Mabuza

The Department of Home Affairs on Tuesday withdrew its appeal in the Supreme Court of Appeal concerning the case of an eight-year-old stateless child who was born in South Africa to Cuban parents. The department of home affairs had wanted to apply for leave to appeal against a judgment of the high court in Pretoria‚ which declared that the child was a South African citizen.

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