December 7th, 2005

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daveon, I'm guessing you might be able to answer this:

My mother was born in South Africa, but became a UK citizen lo, these many moons ago (about 35 years back), thereby losing her SA citizenship. Apparently South Africa have taken a leaf out of the US Immigration Service handbook (which can never be a good thing), and are now saying that anyone born in SA is entitled to an SA passport and must enter the country on that passport; this is new since last February, when my folks were last out there.

Anyone got any clues, ideas, contacts at the SA High Commission? I can see that this might be reasonable if, indeed, you still _have_ an SA passport, or are entitled to one -- as of about 1995 or so, taking another nationality wouldn't lose you your SA nationality -- but it seems a bit odd in this case.