Constitutional Court strikes down law requiring foreign parents to leave SA in the event of divorce or separation
Legislation infringes various fundamental rights, including dignity and those of the children, apex court rules
The Constitutional Court has ruled that legislation requiring foreign parents living in SA to reapply for visas from their home country in the event of separation or divorce from their local partner is unconstitutional and invalid.
In some cases the legislation has resulted in foreign parents having to leave their children in SA while the visa application is processed, which can take many months. ..
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