LIMPOPO – Proper birth registration has been identified as a major tool in the fight to prevent child trafficking and other social ills that include child labour, illegal adoption and sexual exploitation.

Limpopo MEC of health DR Phophi Ramathuba made these remarks on Wednesday during her visit to Seshego Hospital, where she witnessed the birth registration process and the immediate issuing of birth certificates.

“Early birth registration provides reliable and timely information and data to other agencies such as health, education, social services, electoral services and research institutions,” said Ramathuba.

“The basic purpose of birth registration, which is facilitated by the Department of Home Affairs is to disclose facts, veracity, legality.


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