South African school refuses to register Malawian children

South African school

Malawians who want to illegally stay in South Africa so that their children should get educated in the country will have to think twice as some schools in the rainbow country have started to bar illegal immigrants from registering their children with them.

Malawi24 has learnt that Malawians staying in South Africa are among foreign nationals who were turned away by a principal at a Primary School in Johannesburg where they went to enroll their children for the 2016 academic year.

The principal told the Malawians that the school won’t take in kids of illegal immigrants.

The actual number of affected children could not be established but a source told Malawi24 that over 50 children were turned away by the school’s principal on Thursday last week.

South African school
South African schools not accepting Malawians. ( Google image)

The worrying part is that some of the parents said they had valid documents. South African schools opened on Wednesday last week.

One of the concerned parents who has a child at the school and spoke to journalists on condition of anonymity said he is worried about his child’s future.

He further said parents were told to approach the Department of Home Affairs to resolve the dispute.

Gauteng province’s Department of Education spokesperson, Oupa Bodibe, confirmed the barring of foreigners at their schools.

“What we gather is that the headmaster asked the parents to bring their documents otherwise the children would not be registered for this academic year. The documents regularizing their stay are needed for registration at the school,” said Bodibe.

Bodibe further apologized to the concerned parents and assured them that the issue will be resolved as soon as possible.

“We are deeply concerned about what is happening in schools. We will engage with the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, to come up with a solution to this issue. These children know nothing,” he said.

“They do not understand anything about illegal migration and honestly they cannot be deprived of their right to education.”

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473 Comments

  1. Only government xul, they need study permit for foreign students & work permits for both parents not only Malawians though, but they can use private xuls

  2. muziyamba mwafufuza Kaye bwino bwino. sakukana koma amati mwana poyamba xool azipititsa book lakuchipatala Kapena birth certificate. ndipo siku south Africa konkha koma mayiko ambiri

  3. Oh!Oh!shame!xanophobia started in class to the children who dont know anything but why why?oh GOD,as Jesus said let de children come to me because they dont know anything,why now

  4. Utolankhani omangotengana pa chibwenzi chanu nde uwu,wat a stupid potrait! I mean #malawi24 whole team. Am not a journalist koma sindingalembe za uchitsiru mukulemba apazi

  5. Wana mphwanga ifeyo mibadwa ya Malawi ana anthu aku mphunzila full time zomwe ukambazo ndazaku toilet yokumba, wanamapo apa shaaaaaaàaàmeeeeeeeè

  6. Ukunama iwe,,,,
    Mwana aliyense obadwila kuno amakhala ndi birth certificate yomwe amatha kudzapeza nayo ID yadziko lino cz ndiobadwila komwekuno ndipo atha kuphunzila kuno sukulu zaboma
    Komanso ngati sanabadwile kuno wangobwera komano bambo ake akugwila kuno ntchito ndipo ali ndi permit mu passport yawo kapena ASYRUM mwanayo namakhalanso ndi passport atha kuphunzila kuno….

    Mwatopa ndi zero deficit mwayamba kulemba zaboza eti…
    Forsake

  7. Ukunama iwe,,,,
    Mwana aliyense obadwila kuno amakhala ndi birth certificate yomwe amatha kudzapeza nayo ID yadziko lino cz ndiobadwila komwekuno ndipo atha kuphunzila kuno sukulu zaboma
    Komanso ngati sanabadwile kuno wangobwera komano bambo ake akugwila kuno ntchito ndipo ali ndi permit mu passport yawo kapena ASYRUM mwanayo namakhalanso ndi passport atha kuphunzila kuno….

    Mwatopa ndi zero deficit mwayamba kulemba zaboza eti…
    Forsake

  8. Wonder where or which street you got this information , many at times I have always indicated that it is important to make a research before you put pen to paper because the results is the insults you are now getting, the truth is unlike many countries in Africa!! Southafrica is the most decent country in the way they handle things ,to get registered at a school they need paper for the parent and the birth certificate of the child in real sense if a child goes to school without reliable information and something happens how do you think are they ever going to trace or make a followup, remember child theft is high these days ,it is high time our poor country gets civilised in that regard for effeciency ,even rent you can’t rent a house without signing a contract it looks awkward but helps a lot in times of need

  9. Wonder where or which street you got this information , many at times I have always indicated that it is important to make a research before you put pen to paper because the results is the insults you are now getting, the truth is unlike many countries in Africa!! Southafrica is the most decent country in the way they handle things ,to get registered at a school they need paper for the parent and the birth certificate of the child in real sense if a child goes to school without reliable information and something happens how do you think are they ever going to trace or make a followup, remember child theft is high these days ,it is high time our poor country gets civilised in that regard for effeciency ,even rent you can’t rent a house without signing a contract it looks awkward but helps a lot in times of need

  10. Nkhani ndiyakuti ana onse ngakhale ma south african citizen amabwezedwa kuti apititse ma
    birth-certificate
    awo ndipo amayenera kugwiritsa ntchito chaka chirichose chikamayamba especially kwa omwe akusintha malo, ndipo amayenera kugwiritsa ntchito mpaka atafika zaka 18
    kenako amayenera kukhala ndi (id)
    koma
    poti ife a Malawi tiri ndibvuto ngakhale i.d
    sitimakhala nawo mdziko mwathu
    that’s why tikuziwona kubvuta. Dziwaniso kuti dziko la rsa siripanga depot mwana wa less than 16years
    ndiye
    nthawi zina muzizitsata zinthu polankhula
    ngakhale a Malawi amene sitingamulembe mwana ku school popanda makolo ake,
    ndi chimodzi modzi apa dziko likufuna MAKADI okhalira dziko muno pamene mulibe ndiye mukuganiza kuti olembayo aziyambira pati? Kuwona passport inapanga expire zaka zitatu zapitazo mmmmm zina timawonjeza abale anga.
    pepani ngati zakukhudzani koma tiyenera kumatsatira malamulo akomwe tiri. I ❤ Malawi

  11. Nkhani ndiyakuti ana onse ngakhale ma south african citizen amabwezedwa kuti apititse ma
    birth-certificate
    awo ndipo amayenera kugwiritsa ntchito chaka chirichose chikamayamba especially kwa omwe akusintha malo, ndipo amayenera kugwiritsa ntchito mpaka atafika zaka 18
    kenako amayenera kukhala ndi (id)
    koma
    poti ife a Malawi tiri ndibvuto ngakhale i.d
    sitimakhala nawo mdziko mwathu
    that’s why tikuziwona kubvuta. Dziwaniso kuti dziko la rsa siripanga depot mwana wa less than 16years
    ndiye
    nthawi zina muzizitsata zinthu polankhula
    ngakhale a Malawi amene sitingamulembe mwana ku school popanda makolo ake,
    ndi chimodzi modzi apa dziko likufuna MAKADI okhalira dziko muno pamene mulibe ndiye mukuganiza kuti olembayo aziyambira pati? Kuwona passport inapanga expire zaka zitatu zapitazo mmmmm zina timawonjeza abale anga.
    pepani ngati zakukhudzani koma tiyenera kumatsatira malamulo akomwe tiri. I ❤ Malawi

  12. hahahaha its time overdue for malawi to know who are its real citizen, of course southafrica is right! Here in malawi school, hospitals are open for evryone! And again we dont have nationa identities, shame!

  13. hahahaha its time overdue for malawi to know who are its real citizen, of course southafrica is right! Here in malawi school, hospitals are open for evryone! And again we dont have nationa identities, shame!

  14. very gud S A gvt,anthufe tanyanya kwabasi,munthu ulibe pepala lina lilose lokhalila mziko la ena,koma kubereka ana seven,kuitanitsa ziweto zonse kumalawi kumanga khola kuno ngati kwathu.Inuyo muthawa apolice daily ana awapitasa ndani kusukulu.Ana seven mkukhu imodza! ayi bodza atumizeni kumuzi ngati inu simufuna kupita.Monabwerera kuzasaka osati kukhala kuno mudzi wose kuyambila agogo mpakana zizikulu,Chifukwa chake ntchito zikusowa

  15. very gud S A gvt,anthufe tanyanya kwabasi,munthu ulibe pepala lina lilose lokhalila mziko la ena,koma kubereka ana seven,kuitanitsa ziweto zonse kumalawi kumanga khola kuno ngati kwathu.Inuyo muthawa apolice daily ana awapitasa ndani kusukulu.Ana seven mkukhu imodza! ayi bodza atumizeni kumuzi ngati inu simufuna kupita.Monabwerera kuzasaka osati kukhala kuno mudzi wose kuyambila agogo mpakana zizikulu,Chifukwa chake ntchito zikusowa

  16. very gud S A gvt,anthufe tanyanya kwabasi,munthu ulibe pepala lina lilose lokhalila mziko la ena,koma kubereka ana seven,kuitanitsa ziweto zonse kumalawi kumanga khola kuno ngati kwathu.Inuyo muthawa apolice daily ana awapitasa ndani kusukulu.Ana seven mkukhu imodza! ayi bodza atumizeni kumuzi ngati inu simufuna kupita.Monabwerera kuzasaka osati kukhala kuno mudzi wose kuyambila agogo mpakana zizikulu,Chifukwa chake ntchito zikusowa

  17. very gud S A gvt,anthufe tanyanya kwabasi,munthu ulibe pepala lina lilose lokhalila mziko la ena,koma kubereka ana seven,kuitanitsa ziweto zonse kumalawi kumanga khola kuno ngati kwathu.Inuyo muthawa apolice daily ana awapitasa ndani kusukulu.Ana seven mkukhu imodza! ayi bodza atumizeni kumuzi ngati inu simufuna kupita.Monabwerera kuzasaka osati kukhala kuno mudzi wose kuyambila agogo mpakana zizikulu,Chifukwa chake ntchito zikusowa

  18. very gud S A gvt,anthufe tanyanya kwabasi,munthu ulibe pepala lina lilose lokhalila mziko la ena,koma kubereka ana seven,kuitanitsa ziweto zonse kumalawi kumanga khola kuno ngati kwathu.Inuyo muthawa apolice daily ana awapitasa ndani kusukulu.Ana seven mkukhu imodza! ayi bodza atumizeni kumuzi ngati inu simufuna kupita.Monabwerera kuzasaka osati kukhala kuno mudzi wose kuyambila agogo mpakana zizikulu,Chifukwa chake ntchito zikusowa

  19. To know the problem RSA is facing let’s put it this way

    In Malawi we let any foreigner on permit or illegal staying into our schools. The Burundi guys,somalia ,moshco, taifas and Indian to send his boy/ girl to our schools. Will it be good?

    Its a migration crisis the world is facing

  20. To know the problem RSA is facing let’s put it this way

    In Malawi we let any foreigner on permit or illegal staying into our schools. The Burundi guys,somalia ,moshco, taifas and Indian to send his boy/ girl to our schools. Will it be good?

    Its a migration crisis the world is facing

  21. To know the problem RSA is facing let’s put it this way

    In Malawi we let any foreigner on permit or illegal staying into our schools. The Burundi guys,somalia ,moshco, taifas and Indian to send his boy/ girl to our schools. Will it be good?

    Its a migration crisis the world is facing

  22. To know the problem RSA is facing let’s put it this way

    In Malawi we let any foreigner on permit or illegal staying into our schools. The Burundi guys,somalia ,moshco, taifas and Indian to send his boy/ girl to our schools. Will it be good?

    Its a migration crisis the world is facing

  23. To know the problem RSA is facing let’s put it this way

    In Malawi we let any foreigner on permit or illegal staying into our schools. The Burundi guys,somalia ,moshco, taifas and Indian to send his boy/ girl to our schools. Will it be good?

    Its a migration crisis the world is facing

    1. Its not like in Malawi they let illegal foreigners,but its their system which is vulnerable.How can they get it right if the system doesn’t implement compulsory birth & id registry.So anyone who can enter into such a country with such a system is bound to be “legal” for as long as he/she can speak their local language.

  24. Kod malawi 24 wea the hell do u get your news?imaginally?news z not based on hearsay,,,dd u confirm with wateva xulz that cnt register malawian pupilz?

  25. Kod malawi 24 wea the hell do u get your news?imaginally?news z not based on hearsay,,,dd u confirm with wateva xulz that cnt register malawian pupilz?

  26. Kod malawi 24 wea the hell do u get your news?imaginally?news z not based on hearsay,,,dd u confirm with wateva xulz that cnt register malawian pupilz?

  27. Kod malawi 24 wea the hell do u get your news?imaginally?news z not based on hearsay,,,dd u confirm with wateva xulz that cnt register malawian pupilz?

  28. Kod malawi 24 wea the hell do u get your news?imaginally?news z not based on hearsay,,,dd u confirm with wateva xulz that cnt register malawian pupilz?

  29. Why Adm??anthu ena mulibe nzeru iwe ku Malawi kuno ndi anthu obwela angati amapita sukulu za boma??#Mbuli ndi malamulo a dziko lililonse pa dziko lapansi mbuzi!

  30. Why Adm??anthu ena mulibe nzeru iwe ku Malawi kuno ndi anthu obwela angati amapita sukulu za boma??#Mbuli ndi malamulo a dziko lililonse pa dziko lapansi mbuzi!

  31. Why Adm??anthu ena mulibe nzeru iwe ku Malawi kuno ndi anthu obwela angati amapita sukulu za boma??#Mbuli ndi malamulo a dziko lililonse pa dziko lapansi mbuzi!

  32. Why Adm??anthu ena mulibe nzeru iwe ku Malawi kuno ndi anthu obwela angati amapita sukulu za boma??#Mbuli ndi malamulo a dziko lililonse pa dziko lapansi mbuzi!

  33. Why Adm??anthu ena mulibe nzeru iwe ku Malawi kuno ndi anthu obwela angati amapita sukulu za boma??#Mbuli ndi malamulo a dziko lililonse pa dziko lapansi mbuzi!

  34. Bwerani Kuno Kumudzi Ana Azaphunzire Pansi Pamtengo Ubwino Wake Ndi Wakuti Akapita Ku School Akumadyako Phala La Ulere Bola Kutenga Cup

  35. Bwerani Kuno Kumudzi Ana Azaphunzire Pansi Pamtengo Ubwino Wake Ndi Wakuti Akapita Ku School Akumadyako Phala La Ulere Bola Kutenga Cup

  36. Bwerani Kuno Kumudzi Ana Azaphunzire Pansi Pamtengo Ubwino Wake Ndi Wakuti Akapita Ku School Akumadyako Phala La Ulere Bola Kutenga Cup

  37. Bwerani Kuno Kumudzi Ana Azaphunzire Pansi Pamtengo Ubwino Wake Ndi Wakuti Akapita Ku School Akumadyako Phala La Ulere Bola Kutenga Cup

  38. Bwerani Kuno Kumudzi Ana Azaphunzire Pansi Pamtengo Ubwino Wake Ndi Wakuti Akapita Ku School Akumadyako Phala La Ulere Bola Kutenga Cup

  39. I don’t think it’s about *RACISM* as other may think/say . It’s in their constitution and time has come to put that in action . Have you ever think what could happen if the parent has been arrested for being in a country illegally while the child is class?

  40. I don’t think it’s about *RACISM* as other may think/say . It’s in their constitution and time has come to put that in action . Have you ever think what could happen if the parent has been arrested for being in a country illegally while the child is class?

  41. I don’t think it’s about *RACISM* as other may think/say . It’s in their constitution and time has come to put that in action . Have you ever think what could happen if the parent has been arrested for being in a country illegally while the child is class?

  42. I don’t think it’s about *RACISM* as other may think/say . It’s in their constitution and time has come to put that in action . Have you ever think what could happen if the parent has been arrested for being in a country illegally while the child is class?

  43. I don’t think it’s about *RACISM* as other may think/say . It’s in their constitution and time has come to put that in action . Have you ever think what could happen if the parent has been arrested for being in a country illegally while the child is class?

  44. This article is trash..editor wakumeneku analowadi mkalasi??

    Its not Malawian children but illegal immigrants. .among them malawians so do u want to put it as if its only malawians who are being barred..

    The aeticle shud hav carried a heading like Malawian children among illegal immigrants refused …………..in RSA.

    why do u write bad about your country ..creating a devil of your own country

    1. you do not need to say that mr, if you check the way journalists write the titles of the articles, you will agree with me that this article is superb. journalists have to write titles that will grab attention of their readers- sorry I won’t go into details, you will need to pay for that.

    2. Dont paint ur country black. …akukanidwa si amalawi okha….its an issue that affects our country among others…I dont think its something ro smile about and single out malawi in an articlet that concerns many countries. .its caress reporting. ..non patriotic. .u dont hav to write bad about ur country

  45. This article is trash..editor wakumeneku analowadi mkalasi??

    Its not Malawian children but illegal immigrants. .among them malawians so do u want to put it as if its only malawians who are being barred..

    The aeticle shud hav carried a heading like Malawian children among illegal immigrants refused …………..in RSA.

    why do u write bad about your country ..creating a devil of your own country

    1. you do not need to say that mr, if you check the way journalists write the titles of the articles, you will agree with me that this article is superb. journalists have to write titles that will grab attention of their readers- sorry I won’t go into details, you will need to pay for that.

    2. Dont paint ur country black. …akukanidwa si amalawi okha….its an issue that affects our country among others…I dont think its something ro smile about and single out malawi in an articlet that concerns many countries. .its caress reporting. ..non patriotic. .u dont hav to write bad about ur country

  46. This article is trash..editor wakumeneku analowadi mkalasi??

    Its not Malawian children but illegal immigrants. .among them malawians so do u want to put it as if its only malawians who are being barred..

    The aeticle shud hav carried a heading like Malawian children among illegal immigrants refused …………..in RSA.

    why do u write bad about your country ..creating a devil of your own country

    1. you do not need to say that mr, if you check the way journalists write the titles of the articles, you will agree with me that this article is superb. journalists have to write titles that will grab attention of their readers- sorry I won’t go into details, you will need to pay for that.

    2. Dont paint ur country black. …akukanidwa si amalawi okha….its an issue that affects our country among others…I dont think its something ro smile about and single out malawi in an articlet that concerns many countries. .its caress reporting. ..non patriotic. .u dont hav to write bad about ur country

  47. This article is trash..editor wakumeneku analowadi mkalasi??

    Its not Malawian children but illegal immigrants. .among them malawians so do u want to put it as if its only malawians who are being barred..

    The aeticle shud hav carried a heading like Malawian children among illegal immigrants refused …………..in RSA.

    why do u write bad about your country ..creating a devil of your own country

    1. you do not need to say that mr, if you check the way journalists write the titles of the articles, you will agree with me that this article is superb. journalists have to write titles that will grab attention of their readers- sorry I won’t go into details, you will need to pay for that.

    2. Dont paint ur country black. …akukanidwa si amalawi okha….its an issue that affects our country among others…I dont think its something ro smile about and single out malawi in an articlet that concerns many countries. .its caress reporting. ..non patriotic. .u dont hav to write bad about ur country

  48. This article is trash..editor wakumeneku analowadi mkalasi??

    Its not Malawian children but illegal immigrants. .among them malawians so do u want to put it as if its only malawians who are being barred..

    The aeticle shud hav carried a heading like Malawian children among illegal immigrants refused …………..in RSA.

    why do u write bad about your country ..creating a devil of your own country

    1. you do not need to say that mr, if you check the way journalists write the titles of the articles, you will agree with me that this article is superb. journalists have to write titles that will grab attention of their readers- sorry I won’t go into details, you will need to pay for that.

    2. Dont paint ur country black. …akukanidwa si amalawi okha….its an issue that affects our country among others…I dont think its something ro smile about and single out malawi in an articlet that concerns many countries. .its caress reporting. ..non patriotic. .u dont hav to write bad about ur country

  49. There is lots of private xuls here nd 90% of malawians living in RSA are able to find enough money for xul fees #admin

  50. There is lots of private xuls here nd 90% of malawians living in RSA are able to find enough money for xul fees #admin

  51. There is lots of private xuls here nd 90% of malawians living in RSA are able to find enough money for xul fees #admin

  52. There is lots of private xuls here nd 90% of malawians living in RSA are able to find enough money for xul fees #admin

  53. There is lots of private xuls here nd 90% of malawians living in RSA are able to find enough money for xul fees #admin

  54. eeetu ndiye nkhani yabwino imeneyo osati kutithawa kuno ndicholinga kuti musanduke madolo bwerani kuno tizaphunzire pasi pa tengo tikudya punga othira teza

  55. eeetu ndiye nkhani yabwino imeneyo osati kutithawa kuno ndicholinga kuti musanduke madolo bwerani kuno tizaphunzire pasi pa tengo tikudya punga othira teza

  56. eeetu ndiye nkhani yabwino imeneyo osati kutithawa kuno ndicholinga kuti musanduke madolo bwerani kuno tizaphunzire pasi pa tengo tikudya punga othira teza

  57. eeetu ndiye nkhani yabwino imeneyo osati kutithawa kuno ndicholinga kuti musanduke madolo bwerani kuno tizaphunzire pasi pa tengo tikudya punga othira teza

  58. eeetu ndiye nkhani yabwino imeneyo osati kutithawa kuno ndicholinga kuti musanduke madolo bwerani kuno tizaphunzire pasi pa tengo tikudya punga othira teza

    1. O di tsaya kae tseo,nna ke itse ba mo rata nako e neng a ile crusaden gone ne ba mo itumelela go tletse go sena ha motho a bayang teng,nna ga ke makale gor le bo lo dira jana,Jeso le ene o hetile ka dikgwetlho tse dintsi a kgalwa..mme fela live Bushiri [email protected]

    1. O di tsaya kae tseo,nna ke itse ba mo rata nako e neng a ile crusaden gone ne ba mo itumelela go tletse go sena ha motho a bayang teng,nna ga ke makale gor le bo lo dira jana,Jeso le ene o hetile ka dikgwetlho tse dintsi a kgalwa..mme fela live Bushiri [email protected]

    1. O di tsaya kae tseo,nna ke itse ba mo rata nako e neng a ile crusaden gone ne ba mo itumelela go tletse go sena ha motho a bayang teng,nna ga ke makale gor le bo lo dira jana,Jeso le ene o hetile ka dikgwetlho tse dintsi a kgalwa..mme fela live Bushiri [email protected]

    1. O di tsaya kae tseo,nna ke itse ba mo rata nako e neng a ile crusaden gone ne ba mo itumelela go tletse go sena ha motho a bayang teng,nna ga ke makale gor le bo lo dira jana,Jeso le ene o hetile ka dikgwetlho tse dintsi a kgalwa..mme fela live Bushiri [email protected]

    1. O di tsaya kae tseo,nna ke itse ba mo rata nako e neng a ile crusaden gone ne ba mo itumelela go tletse go sena ha motho a bayang teng,nna ga ke makale gor le bo lo dira jana,Jeso le ene o hetile ka dikgwetlho tse dintsi a kgalwa..mme fela live Bushiri [email protected]

    1. O di tsaya kae tseo,nna ke itse ba mo rata nako e neng a ile crusaden gone ne ba mo itumelela go tletse go sena ha motho a bayang teng,nna ga ke makale gor le bo lo dira jana,Jeso le ene o hetile ka dikgwetlho tse dintsi a kgalwa..mme fela live Bushiri [email protected]

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