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The court ordered that a foreign ex-spouse should be allowed to live and work in the country to discharge parental duties.
Children born to two non-South Africans and do not qualify for citizenship are entitled to a birth certificate but it will have no ID number.
You and your mother may need to make a sworn affidavit that your father has left and that neither of you has any way of contacting him to make a certified copy of his ID.
If your mother was not a citizen or permanent resident at the time of your birth, you qualify to be a South African citizen by birth if you have not lived anywhere else but South Africa.
You'll need to get help from an organisation with experience in dealing with Home Affairs.
Wait for the judgment to be confirmed then go to the South African Embassy with supporting documents listed below.
You should get a lawyer to take on Home Affairs.
The simplest route would probably be to get help from an organisation that regularly deals with Home Affairs' dysfunction.
As it is your mother that is South African, not your father, I don’t think they should require a DNA test from your father. However, they might want one from you and your mother.
Your best option would be to urgently consult with an organisation experienced in dealing with Home Affairs.