Travelling with minors is set to be easier as the details of South African parents will now appear on children’s passports. This is in line with the Department of Home Affairs’s new modernisation drive. The move is set to appease parents travelling with minors, without necessarily compromising on security. The move puts SA on the same level as most countries that already list the names of the parents on a child’s passport and removes the need to have an unabridged birth certificate. Travellers from foreign countries that do not list the names of parents in minors’ passports still need to provide unabridged birth certificates. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday the department was also moving to a paperless process for birth, marriage and death registration. Gigaba said the parents’ details will now be printed in the children’s passports. "In this way, the department will have delivered also on the earlier cabinet concession of easing travel with children…. However,...

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