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It is also part of the efforts to strengthen cooperation and coordination among the various Directorates' General of the Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs sector.
Understanding the evolution of naturalisation policies is important, not only in terms of the domestic White Australia Policy, but also because concepts of naturalisation and citizenship developed through exchanges between Australia, Great Britain and other settler-states.
The source said article (16) of the Naturalisation Law no 17 of 1972 and its amended law stipulate the withdrawal of citizenship from the naturalised person ''If he commits or attempts to commit an act that poses threat to the security and safety of the State''.
Their research showed that when naturalisations are put to a popular vote in a commune, the rate of refusal is 23 per cent higher than when they are judged by other decision-making bodies, such as the naturalisation commission or communal assembly.
Processing of the naturalisation applications by the Home Office could have been improved, but systems are now in place which address these issues.
Mr Mandelson then initially said his private office had inquired of the Home Office whether an application from Mr Hinduja would meet new naturalisation guidelines.
Under the decree, the present naturalisation and residency laws will remain enforced until the new laws of the new authority are issued and enforced.
The Act vests the authority on the Minister of Home Affairs to grant a certificate of naturalisation as a South African citizen to any alien who satisfies requirements for naturalisation.
Major-General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior for Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs, handed Mira a certificate of appreciation along with a commemorative gift in his office on Sunday and wished her good luck and excellence.
Al Wafa Islamic Movement member Shaikh Saeed Al Noori said the impressive turnout had sent a signal to the government that people oppose such naturalisation which was against the law and was changing the demographics of the country.