ID book hotline for matrics

2010-10-21 12:58

A string of hotline numbers had been set up to speed up ID book applications for matriculants, Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni said today.

While matriculants would not necessarily need their ID books to write the upcoming examinations, they would need them for the rest of their lives, especially when applying for jobs, Apleni told reporters in Pretoria.

It was not clear how many matriculants needed ID books. The department believed that the numbers were small.

Students who called the hotlines would need to provide their full names, proof of registration for the matric exams, school, name of the principal, an examination number, an exam centre number and a contact number.

The ID books were then expected to take a week to process.

The numbers students could call are: 0800 6011 90, 0800 2044 76, 071 1236 353, 072 1255 631, 071 2278 438, 072 3810 836, 072 616 8819, 072 4358 569, 079 511 8810, 079 0754 326, 082 806 4945 and 082 808 2782.

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