- A young matriculant, Joshua Ngobeni, wants to study further, but he cannot as he does not have an ID book
- He says he has not been able to obtain one because his legal guardian has a different surname to him
- He says that the Department of Home Affairs has been unhelpful and has shunted him from pillar to post with no success
A young man is trying to obtain an ID, but has been struggling because his legal guardian does not share his surname.
The man, Joshua Ngobeni, says the Department of Home Affairs has been unhelpful as he tried to get hold of the necessary documents.
He said he was told to get assistance from social workers and a court, but that neither had helped him.
Ngobeni is a 20-year-old matriculant who is seeking to move forward with his life, but he is being held back considerably by the fact that he does not have an ID. He wants to study, but cannot apply or be accepted into a tertiary education institution without proper identification documents.
He says he is a South African citizen and he does have a birth certificate, but he has been unable to obtain an ID because his guardian has a different surname to him.
This is because Ngobeni was abandoned by his parents when he was around 4 years old and raised by a woman named Sannah Baloyi.
Now, Ngobeni says Baloyi is sick, making it even harder for him to obtain the documents he needs because she is not able to help him.
Briefly.co.za reached to out to the Department of Home Affairs for comment, but they have not responded.
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