Young communists bemoan ID price hike

2011-03-30 08:36

The Young Communist League of SA expressed concern today about the price increase for identity and passport documents.

“The Department of Home Affairs has given a very technical defence to justify this spontaneous and financially detrimental decision.

“As the YCLSA we urge the department to reconsider this as it has potential to frustrate millions of South Africans,” it said in a statement.

National spokesperson, Gugu Ndima, said the league was concerned that this would create a precedent for other departments to “inflate their prices in the name of administrative costs”.

Home affairs recently announced that from April 1, the cost for a new passport would increase from R190 to R400 while the price for the re-issuing of identity books would go up from R20 to R140.

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