On 13 June 2023 the SCA (Supreme Court of Appeal) handed down a judgement invalidating legislation that prescribed that SA citizens would automatically lose their SA citizenship if they acquired the citizenship or nationality of another country through a voluntary and formal act other than marriage. This legislation required SA citizens to get prior permission from the Home Affairs Minister to retain their citizenship.
The court ruled that the relevant section of the South African Citizenship Act 88 of 1995 is inconsistent with the Constitution and further declared that those citizens who lost their citizenship by operation thereof are deemed not to have lost their citizenship.
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