Court name
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Case number
1027 of 2020

Mahinga v Minister of Home Affairs and Another (1027 of 2020) [2021] ZASCA 179 (17 December 2021);

Media neutral citation
[2021] ZASCA 179
Case summary:

Citizenship – whether the Minister of Home Affairs’ decision taken in terms of s 8(1) of the South African Citizenship Act 88 of 1995 to deprive the appellant of his citizenship was reasonable and rational – certificate of naturalisation was fraudulently obtained on basis of marriage that was not bona fide – concealment of material facts.


Zondi JA
Gorven JA
Hughes JA
Meyer AJA
Molefe AJA