A young man from South Africa named Surprise Ndlovu was surprised to learn that his birth certificate says he is female. This means that he can't get his national identification documents and proceed with his studies—at least not without undergoing several rounds of expensive surgery.
"My life is doomed," he said on Wednesday, holding back tears.
"I wanted to become a social worker, but now it seems I can't even become a truck driver.
"How can I get a driver's licence without an ID book?" [Link]