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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.
You can apply online to replace your lost or damaged certificate issued by Umalusi.
Your father's permanent residence in South Africa does not give you access to study in South Africa.
He can get his grade 9 and matric certificates for free through the Department of Basic Education.
Yes, you can write your matric exams and get your results with a valid passport.
You can make an affidavit explaining your circumstances and ask your old school for a copy.
Yes, if Home Affairs accepts the ID number on your birth certificate.
"Voluntary donations" at no-fee schools are encouraged but not compulsory.
It is unconstitutional to be prevented from writing your matric without an ID or other documentation. Your father can make a sworn affidavit to help your ID application.
You will likely need a late registration of birth certificate but you can apply for a temporary ID in the meantime.