South Africa to let stateless children apply for citizenship

September 6, 2016 6:28 PM

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JOHANNESBURG – A South African legal group says the foreign affairs office has decided to address the problem of stateless children by allowing them to apply for citizenship.

Lawyers for Human Rights says the decision came just before the Supreme Court of Appeal heard the case of an 8-year-old stateless child born in South Africa to parents from overseas. The Pretoria High Court had ruled the child was a citizen.

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