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Home Affairs extends operating hours ahead of national elections

Home Affairs offices will be open for five hours a day on Saturdays

Ahead of the national and provincial elections on May 29, the Department of Home Affairs will extend operating hours to allow for ID collections and applications, among other services.

Offices across the country, including the King Cetshwayo District, are open for five hours a day on Saturdays until 25 May.

This will exclude the public holiday on Saturday, 27 April.

The public can collect IDs, make new applications, or obtain temporary identity certificates.

These offices will also resolve challenges of duplicates, amendments, and rectifications.

“We invite people who have applied for their IDs, particularly young people who are first-time applicants, to come to collect their documents,” said Home Affairs Deputy Minister, Njabulo Nzuza.

The department says mobile offices are also expected to deliver IDs in remote areas where applications have been made.

“Local offices, working with stakeholders that include councillors, will communicate the dates, times and venues of those visits,” said Nzuza.


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