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South African Citizenship Amendment Act, No. 69 of 1997
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.
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