10 October 2013
Minister of Home Affairs Naledi
Pandor today announced a collaboration between the department and AGRI-SA.
Pandor said the joint venture’s main
aim is to make the registration of births on farms easier for parents,
farmworkers and home affairs officials.
The minister added that one of the
most worrying fact for the department is the many people who are unregistered
in the world.
Pandor said half the children born
in the world today remain unregistered, two thirds of deaths are unregistered
and the reasons for that are that there is lack of laws, lack of infrastructure
for mandating the registration of these.
Meanwhile Minister Pandor said the
department is also trying to mobilise the country and inform them about the
importance of the register, early registration of birth and the fight against
corruption over fraudulent birth death and marriage registration.
Minister Pandor said working with
Agri-SA we can avoid a situation that came in 2012, whereby a 80 year-old woman
who had never been registered in a farm in the Western
Cape and that woman had never been off the
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