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The South African Citizenship Act (Act 88 of 1995)

The South African Citizenship Act is the sole act which regulates citizenship in South Africa. It must be interpreted in the spirit of the Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution which states:

“No citizen may be deprived of citizenship” and that South Africans share an equal citizenship.” – Section 20

Published in 1995, this act also features Amendments from 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, and 2013.

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Uploaded on: Oct 24, 2018
Year Published: 1995
Author: Liesl Muller


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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Citizenship & Identification Tool Type: Laws, Policies & Legal Analysis Target Population: Stateless Method: Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency Languages: English Regions: South Africa