South African schools bar undocumented migrant children

Schools close to South Africa's borders are refusing to admit hundreds of students because they do not have local documentation.

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    Schools close to South Africa's borders are refusing to admit hundreds of students because they do not have local documentation.

    The children are born to foreigners and are unable to get birth certificates in South Africa.

    Migrant families say the requirements have been ignored for years but schools are now clamping down without trying to help them meet the standards.

    Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from Komatipoort.


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