Following the recent decisions in Centre for Child Law v The Director-General and Others in High Court a quo, on appeal before a Full Bench, and ultimately at the Constitutional Court, the Births and Deaths Registration Act (BDRA) has undergone significant changes that will need to be effectively implemented. J & Anoher v The Minister of Home Affairs (Case no. 1986/2021) also altered the BDRA. This submission was drafted by CCL to inform the Parliamentary Portfolio Committees on Home Affairs and Social Development of these changes and to provide recommendations on how to address persisting challenges to birth registration including expensive DNA requirements and alternatives for proving paternity.