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The following persons are South African citizens by birth:
- Persons born in South Africa before October 6, 1995.
- Persons born in South Africa, adopted by parents of which one parent is a South African citizen and whose birth is registered.
- Persons born in South Africa, not having the nationality of any other country and whose birth is registered.
- Person born outside South Africa and whose parents were at the birth of the child in the service of the South African Government, representative, employee of a person, association of person resident, established in South Africa, was in the service of international organization to which the Government of South Africa is a member.
Registrations under this category are normally filed in South Africa and nearest offices of the Department of Home Affairs can be contacted in this regard.