Stateless in South Africa

Cape Town Stateless in South Africa Video

Meet Elizabeth; a stateless girl living in South Africa. Stateless people do not hold citizenship with any country and are often denied basic human rights such as education and health care. There are an estimated 10 000 stateless people in South Africa and according to the UN High Commissioner for refugees a further 10 million worldwide. South Africa is not a signatory to either of the two main conventions that protect stateless people.