‘Collect ID and smarts card’ - Home Affairs

2016-04-07 06:00

PORT Shepstone Department of Home affairs reminds everyone, who applied for an ID card and/or smart card to collect them urgently.

Nqobile Nhleko of Home affairs said its unbelievable, that since 2014, not many ID books and smart cards have been collected.

“Since March 2014, 200 smart cards have not been collected. Of those who applied in the January to December 2015 period, 472 are still in our possession, in 2016 more than 900 have not been collected. Of the green bar-coded books, also from the June to December 2015 period, 83 are uncollected and this year there are more than 200 not collected.”

Nhleko reminded people that in order for them to vote and/or to register they need their ID book or smart card or they won’t be eligible to do either.

She said Home Affairs will be having a special weekend for collections to be done.

“We will be open on Saturday 9 April and Sunday 10 April from 8am to 5pm on both days. We will deal with collections and the application of smart cards and collection of green bar-coded ID books, this is all in line with voter registration weekend,” said Nhleko.

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