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South African Citizenship Amendment Act, No. 69 of 1997

Long title


To amend the South African Citizenship Act, 1995, so as to further regulate citizenship by descent: to further regulate the citizenship of persons who were citizens of any former state by registration; to empower the Minister of Home Affairs to exempt South African citizens from the deprivation of citizenship when making use of the passport facilities of another country; to empower the said Minister to grant a certificate of naturalisation in exceptional circumstances to an applicant who does not comply with the requirements relating to residence or ordinary residence in the Republic; to regulate the resumption of South African citizenship by persons who have lost their citizenship by virtue of the provisions of prior laws; to empower the said Minister to grant exemption to a person who ceased to be a citizen by virtue of a certain provision of a prior law; and to effect certain consequential amendments arising from the operation of the said Act; and to provide for incidental matters.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 88 of 1995
2. Amendment of section 3 of Act 88 of 1995
3. Amendment of section 4 of Act 88 of 1995
4. Amendment of section 5 of Act 88 of 1995
5. Amendment of section 9 of Act 88 of 1995
6. Amendment of section 11 of Act 88 of 1995
7. Amendment of section 13 of Act 88 of 1995
8. Substitution of section 22 of Act 88 of 1995
9. Amendment of section 23 of Act 88 of 1995
10. Amendment of section 26 of Act 88 of 1995
11. Insertion of section 26A in Act 88 of 1995
12. Short title
 
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