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Yes, but you need to get a South African birth certificate first.
It should not be necessary to change the personal information on your matric certificate, but you can apply for the certificate to be verified through Umalusi.
No, but you can apply for a relative’s visa.
Your best bet is probably to ask an organisation that frequently deals with Home Affairs to help you.
You can apply for a replacement copy or a full death certificate at any Home Affairs office.
Only one parent's ID is required to apply for an ID, according to Home Affairs' website, so you may want to get legal help.
Both of these issues can be resolved through mediation to reach an agreement or parenting plan, which can then be made an order of court.
The Director-General of Home Affairs can issue an order that will allow a foreign ex-spouse who applies for a visitor’s or relative’s visa to stay in the country.
If either of your parents has permanent residency in South Africa, you would qualify to apply for permanent residence too. Then after five years, you could apply for citizenship by naturalisation.
The court ordered that a foreign ex-spouse should be allowed to live and work in the country to discharge parental duties.