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Tell us about duplicate IDs - home affairs

2012-05-11 18:31

Johannesburg - Home Affairs Minster Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has urged South Africans affected by the duplication of their identity documents (IDs) to come forward.

She was speaking at the launch on Friday of a drive to deal with duplication of IDs, which has affected 112 000 South Africans.

Dlamini-Zuma said the campaign would be divided into two phases, with 29 000 names published in the first phase and 83 000 in the second.

"The campaign... takes the form of mobilisation of the 29 000 affected South Africans through the publication of their names in several mainstream media [publications], beginning with The Star and the Pretoria News," she said.

The first phase of the campaign would run for several weeks, during which there would be a further publication of the names in media across the country.

She said duplicate IDs continued to cause untold suffering to people.

"These make it impossible for citizens to engage in business, financial and economic transactions, further their educational studies, access social grants, and other government services," she said.

"We share in their grief and pain and commit ourselves to ensuring we can speedily address their challenges."

She called on those whose names appeared on the website and in media to approach their nearest home affairs offices to have the matter resolved.

As part of this campaign, South Africans are encouraged to check the status of their ID by sending an sms to 32551, followed by the letter D and ID number.

Home affairs systems would immediately verify and provide a response on the status of the ID.

Comments
  • Karel - 2012-05-11 18:56

    What a shame !!! Having to use the newespapers to supply the info. What a banana republique .... Why not blame it all on apartheid ????

      Stewart - 2012-05-11 19:16

      Affirmative or the new one BEE

  • rendaninick.mudau - 2012-05-11 18:57

    new ID book's

  • Andrew - 2012-05-11 19:19

    Just another ANC led f***p. There is absolutely nothing they can do efficiently!!!

      steven.m.armour - 2012-05-11 20:00

      The only thing they can do is steal and f@@@up.

  • steven.m.armour - 2012-05-11 19:56

    A bunch of Ba#$oons working there.This country is like the Titanic slowly sinking.

  • Ken - 2012-05-11 20:02

    Another Zuma another balls-up!

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-05-11 20:07

    This magogo dlamini-Zuma is tired and old she should take her pension package and leave the post for young stars like me, I studied degree in politics and international relations at Robert Gordon university in Aberdeen Scotland, but I would only take up the post if the DA is in power I wouldn't want to work for the crooks organization like the ANC, 112.000 people affected by home affairs poor management, this is incompetence at it's highest peak, magogo should resign full stop.

  • Paul Botha - 2012-05-11 23:51

    This country is so corrupt with its new employees I can get ten id's for twenty rand fn banana republic with the change to the new card there will probably be one million zim people that become Sa citizens all of a sudden!

  • Lulama Mbelwa - 2012-05-12 00:46

    the way all our departments are so corrupt, probably these none ending errors are caused deliberately so they can drain money out of us. Tenders are issued to resolve such incompetence. you are busy draining every inch of our economy. SA is soon gonna be the next Zim.

  • Sam - 2012-05-14 13:34

    how long does it take to get the response by sending an sms to that no? maybe none...

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