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South African Citizenship Act, No. 88 of 1995

Long title

To provide for the acquisition, loss and resumption of South African citizenship; and for matters incidental thereto.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
ARRANGEMENT OF ACT
CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION OF ACT [...Title amended by Act 2010_017_001_20101207 - was entitled "INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF ACT"]
1. Definitions
1A. Interpretation of Act [...inserted by Act 2010_017_001_20101207]
CHAPTER 2. ACQUISITION OF SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENSHIP
2. Citizenship by birth
3. Citizenship by descent
4. Citizenship by naturalisation
5. Certificate of naturalisation
CHAPTER 3. LOSS OF SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENSHIP
6. Loss of citizenship
7. Renunciation of citizenship
8. Deprivation of citizenship
9. [...repealed by Act 2004_017_001_20040915- was entitled "Deprivation of citizenship on grounds of using citizenship of another country"]
10. Deprivation of citizenship in case of children
CHAPTER 4. CONSEQUENCES OF LOSS OF SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENSHIP
11. Status of persons who cease to be South African citizens
12. Saving of obligations incurred before loss of citizenship
CHAPTER 5. RESUMPTION OF SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENSHIP
13. Resumption of South African citizenship
CHAPTER 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS IN RESPECT OF CITIZENSHIP
14. Marriage does not affect citizenship
15. Issue of certificate of citizenship in case of doubt
16. Certificate of South African citizenship
17. Evidence
18. Penalty for false representations or statements
19. Amendment of certificates of citizenship
20. Determination of questions of residence
21. Instruction in responsibilities and privileges of South African citizenship
CHAPTER 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS
22. Delegation of powers
23. Regulations
24. Application of Act
25. Review of Minister's decision by court of law
26. Repeal of laws
26A. Constriction of references to citizens and citizenship of former states in existing laws and in certain documents [...inserted by Act 1997_069_011_19971128]
26B. Use of foreign citizenship [...inserted by Act 2004_017_002_20040915]
27. Short title
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. DECLARATION OF ALLEGIANCE (SECTION 5(6)) [s1; s56]
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. LAWS REPEALED (SECTION 26) [s1; s13; s26]

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