12 May 2022 - NW1568
Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Home Affairs
What are the reasons that birth certificates are not issued at birth at the (a) Bethal and (b) Evander Hospitals in Mpumalanga?
(a)&(b) Due to capacity constraints the Department was not able to have an official stationed at the hospitals to register births of newborns. Issuance of birth certificates are rendered at the Bethal and Standerton offices. The Department is currently filling critical vacant posts with funds granted by National Treasury. These critical positions that have been identified will be filled in this financial year.