• This birth certificate is very important as it is needed in order for the child to get an ID (Identity Document) when they are old enough to do so. You need to keep it in a safe place as you will need to pay for another one in the event that it is lost.
  • It enables eligible caregivers of children to apply for the Child Support Grant or other state grants for which they may be eligible. 
  • It is required in order to enable entry into school, and they will need it for permission to write matric and one day to eventually vote in an election.