Unmarried fathers must think twice before registering child’s birth, experts warn


As the confusion regarding unmarried fathers now being able to register their children under their surname without the mother’s consent continues, experts say unmarried fathers should not rush to do so. According to law experts, this is misleading as the Constitutional Court judgment applied only to maternal orphans, children who had been abandoned by their mothers and, in this case, mothers who are not documented. Last month’s ConCourt judgment declared Section 10 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act invalid. The apex court said the section was unconstitutional as it differentiated between children born in and out of wedlock and…

Source: citizen