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You can get genetic testing done through the NHLS or a prvate company.
Apply to the Children's Court for an adoption order. There will be checks to make sure you will be a fit parent.
Yes. Every child has the constitutional right to a name and nationality from birth, including birth registration.
Yes, but you need to get a South African birth certificate first.
It should not be necessary to change the personal information on your matric certificate, but you can apply for the certificate to be verified through Umalusi.
No, but you can apply for a relative’s visa.
Your best bet is probably to ask an organisation that frequently deals with Home Affairs to help you.
You can apply for a replacement copy or a full death certificate at any Home Affairs office.
Only one parent's ID is required to apply for an ID, according to Home Affairs' website, so you may want to get legal help.
Both of these issues can be resolved through mediation to reach an agreement or parenting plan, which can then be made an order of court.