Worry over DHA error

2018-03-30 06:01
 Photo: Siphelele NketoNtombizonke Mjoli with incorrect birth certificates for her child.

Photo: Siphelele NketoNtombizonke Mjoli with incorrect birth certificates for her child.

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In January this year, she completed another form and had to pay a R70 fee for a correct birth certificate, but when she followed up with the department on March 13, she was informed that her application had not been received.

She visited the local office once again, this time accompanied by Ward 1 member of Sukuma Sakhe, Mawethu Nocanda, on March 15, and her application was not found on record. “I want to know why my application disappeared and why my first application was declined because my child is not a male. My child is not accepted at any day-care facility because of this error,” said Mjoli.

She said the child-support grant for her daughter was stopped in 2014 because of the incorrect birth certificate. Mjoli is also concerned that next year, her daughter will be starting Grade R and no school will accept her with an incorrect birth certificate. Nocanda promised to assist Mjoli until she gets the correct birth certificate. The department was not able to respond to the Fever at the time of going to press.

This Sunday, the child will be celebrating her fourth birthday.


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