STATELESS

FOLLOW UP: A stateless person intends filing for contempt of court after claiming that Home Affairs officials refused to issue him with a temporary permit which would allow him to live and work in South Africa. In December, the High Court in Pretoria ordered the department to issue the permit, pending a final determination from the Minister. The court declined Ngubane's request to enter the fray on what constitutes statelessness and what to do about it. The UN reported that there are some 10 million stateless people in the world. Candice Nolan has the details ….