local govt

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pretoria - Voters who require their documents to enable them to participate in today's Local Government Elections can visit the Home Affairs offices as they are open to provide such services.

As per directives of Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, all Home Affairs offices opened from 7am to 7pm to coincide with officially declared IEC voting times to ensure those wishing to participate and exercise their democratic right to vote, do so without any hindrance in respect of the issuance of Identity Documents.

Home Affairs Department spokesperson, Ronnie Mamoepa said the department has increased its printing capacity through Government Printing Works to meet the increased demand for IDs which resulted in the department being able to issue about 228 650 IDs in a month.

"These IDs are being delivered to all offices of application on a daily basis, the department is also rolling out mobile units to those areas where the department does not have a physical presence. The mobile units are fitted with the capacity to issue temporary identity certificates for those without permanent IDs," said Mamoepa.

The department is also rolling out mobile units to those areas where the department does not have a physical presence. The mobile units are fitted with the capacity to issue temporary identity certificates for those without permanent IDs.

The department has also established an operational centre at its Headquarters in Pretoria, led by the Director-General Mkuseli Apleni, which will constantly update Minister Dlamini Zuma, to oversee the operations of the department throughout the day of local government elections.

The department has also established an operational centre at its Headquarters in Pretoria, led by the Director-General Mkuseli Apleni, which will constantly update Dlamini-Zuma to oversee the operations of the department throughout the day of local government elections.

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