The Committee considered the second periodic report of South Africa (CRC/C/ZAF/2) at its 2141st and 2142nd meetings (see CRC/C/SR.2141 and 2142), held on 19 September 2016, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 2160th meeting (see CRC/C/SR.2160), held on 30 September 2016.
The report “Queue Here for Corruption: Measuring Irregularities in South Africa’s Asylum System” comes as SA grapples with xenophobic violence, incoherent changes to the country’s immigration policies and dubious attempts by various spheres of government to address these issues.
The urgent high court application to interdict the government from continuing with Operation Fiela-Reclaim raids unless legislative provisions are adhered to has been removed from the urgent roll in the high court in Pretoria.
The Guide was drafted with the intention of aiding attorneys, paralegals and social workers in promoting access to citizenship and combating statelessness in the country. The guide is a collection of lessons learned in our effort to assist clients in accessing nationality. The guide is hoped to assist in demystifying the current legal framework relating to nationality and statelessness and will provide tools to play an active role in the ongoing reform of this field of law.