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Kutenda is a 13-year-old Zimbabwean boy in South Africa who is lucky to be in school at all. He has no documentation because the country’s permit requirements for Zimbabwean migrants have changed so many times. The last permit scheme specifically for Zimbabwean migrants expired in 2017, so families now have to apply for new permits, as well as new study permits for their children. These can take 6-12 months to be issued, leaving a lot of ‘illegal’ Zimbabwean children in the country. Kutenda can continue his studies only because of a personal risk taken by his principal.

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