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So much for all the hoo ha about doing it at the banks! ....
Weirdest thing though...
My Dad is a South African on his ID document.
However since he was born in Suid-Wes Afrika (Indicate don the document) he can't get a card
And he has a citizen ID not a Residential ID... My brother has the same issue. He was born in Bophuthatswana...
Why is he being denied a card? As SWA was part of SA, at least according to SA, at the time, SA nationality would have been given to (white) citizens. Your brother would be an SA citizen, as he was born to an SA citizen, your dad.
I have no idea. Him and my mom went to have it done and he was informed that because he was born in SWA he can't get a card. My brother was told the same. My father was born in SA then SWA and my brother in what is now known as the North West. Funny shyte I kid you not.
Maybe it's because it's still in the rolling our phase and they need to do it after? I have no idea. But the place of birth is the problem.
Was your dad born in SA or SWA? The bold part confuses me. Either way, SA considered SWA to be a province, and should have given him SA citizenship. According to the laws at the time, from SA's view, your brother was born in a foreign country. He should have been a citizen from birth though, as his dad was a citizen. Also, when the bantustans were re-incorporated, TBVC citizens were 'given' SA citizenship.
Maybe home affairs only wants to do easy ids for now. The haven't officially rolled the system out to everyone yet.
"This is where you can get your Smart ID"