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South African Citizenship Act, 1995 (Act No. 88 of 1995)

Chapter 4 : Consequences of Loss of South African Citizenship

11. Status of persons who cease to be South African citizens

 

(1) Whenever a person, under the provisions of section 8, ceases to be a South African citizen, he or she shall be regarded as having the citizenship or nationality which he or she had before he or she became a South African citizen.

 

(2) Whenever a person, under the provisions of section 10, ceases to be a South African citizen, he or she shall be regarded as having the citizenship or nationality which he or she had before he or she became a South African citizen, and, if he or she had no other citizenship or nationality, he or she shall be regarded as having the citizenship or nationality of his or her responsible parent.

 

(3) Whenever—
(a) a South African citizen by naturalisation or registration ceased to be a South African citizen by virtue of the provisions of any prior law; or
(b) a South African citizen by naturalisation ceases to be a South African citizen by virtue of the provisions of section 6, 7, 8, or 10,

he or she shall, for the purposes of the Immigration Act, but subject to the provisions of subsection (4), be deemed to be a foreigner who is not—

(i) in possession or deemed to be in possession of a permit referred to in section10(2) or 25(2) of that Act; or
(ii) in terms of section 31(2)(a) of the said Act, exempted or deemed to be exempted from the provisions of section 10(1) of that Act.

[Subsection (3) amended by section 9 of Act No. 17 of 2010]

 

(4) The Minister may at any time, unconditionally or subject to such conditions as he or she may deem fit, exempt any person for a definite or an indefinite period from the provisions of subsection (3).

 

 


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