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Media Invite: SAHRC Mpumalanga Office hosts workshop on the rights of unmarried fathers

Attention: Editors and Reporters

14 November 2022

The Mpumalanga Provincial Office (MPO) will be conducting workshops to popularise and raise awareness about the Constitutional Court judgement which declared Section 10 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 51 of 1992 invalid and inconsistent with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (“the Constitution”) the extent that it prohibits an unmarried father from giving notice of the birth of his child under his surname, the absence of the child’s mother or without consent.

The workshops are aimed at empowering community-based organisations as well as the society at large on the rights of children who have been excluded from school due to lack of documentation, undocumented persons who were born in South Africa as well as stateless persons.

The workshops are envisaged to be held as follows:




14 November 2022

Khumbula Community Centre, Kabokweni

10h00 – 14h00

21 November 2022

AFM Church, Shatale (Bushbuckridge)

10h00 – 14h00

28 November 2022


10h00 – 14h00



For queries contact SAHRC Mpumalanga Advocacy and Research Officer Ms. Margaret Salila on 013 752 8292/ 082 520 1497 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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