Smart ID card applications open in February

2014-01-23 09:09
Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor with her smart ID card. (File, Sapa)

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor with her smart ID card. (File, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Home Invasion
    Over 18 000 house robberies are committed in South Africa every year and police attempts to stop it... Now R165.00
    buy now
Johannesburg - Pensioners will be able to apply for smart identity document cards from February, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor said on Thursday.

People would be invited to apply according to their month of birth, she said at a breakfast briefing hosted by The New Age in Johannesburg.

Pensioners born in January would be the first to be able to apply for the new cards from next month, Pandor explained.

"So don't just come, we will invite you to come [in] your month of birth," she said.

"Our intention is to issue at least 100 000 smart cards by 31 March."

She said the issuing of it would be a paperless process, and the card would be top of the range.

"The smart ID card uses modern biometric technology to record details on a chip on the card.

"The memory is sufficient to store a wide range of public sector details...like your marriage licence details, drivers’ licence details..."

On tourism, Pandor said her department processed over 2 million visitors to South Africa over the festive season.

"We are fortunate to have a popular tourist destination."

She said a number of bilateral agreements that benefit travellers had been developed.

- SAPA
Read more on:    home affairs  |  naledi pandor
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
62 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Oscar Pistorius
 

6 impressive camping tips

Check out these great tips that will make your camping experience so much better!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Free outdoor yoga classes
Watch: 5 skills to improve your BMX riding
Action camera for all occasions
Tips on how to set your fitness goals

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a strong social and romantic overtone that plays its way into your day. It may get stronger later in the day when the...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.