‘Mandela generation’ a priority for Smart ID Card: Home Affairs

By Drum Digital
11 July 2013

Former President Thabo Mbeki, along with other individuals such as President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Mothlante, Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk and Andrew Mlangeni will receive their new cards on Madiba’s birthday on 18 July 2013.

Home Affairs is on a drive to launch the new smart ID cards with the aim of introducing a paperless environment.

Within the next three months, the department will introduce the phased roll out of the smart ID card.

Officials from the Department of Home Affairs have captured Former President Thabo Mbeki’s details in preparation for issuing his new smart ID card.

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor said her department was “prioritising the Mandela generation, those veterans in their 80’s and 90’s, whom we wish to honour while they are with us in person.”

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