Complaint / review text:
I applied for my son's birth certificate in mid 2014, In January 2015 I received an sms to collect it. I only managed to do so this week. When I was finally assisted, I was told that the birth certificate was requested from Home affairs in Welkom, and I applied in Randburg. Subsequently a copy of my sons unabridged birth certificate was given to a total stranger. I would therefore like to know from Home affairs, how they can issue birth certificates to total strangers? Then I would like to know how do I now protect my son from identity theft in the future? I would also like to know how I should protect my son from being taken out of the country now that someone has his unabridged birth certificate. And lastly, I am awaiting a response from my attorney on this matter as well to understand what legal steps can be taken against the department of home affairs for this neglegence.