Pandor issues new birth certificates

2013-03-04 20:05

Johannesburg - Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor on Monday issued the first birth certificates containing all vital details of a newborn baby.

Spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele said Pandor handed the first unabridged certificates to two couples at the Netcare Park Lane Hospital in Johannesburg.

He said parents would now be issued with one birth certificate, instead of two as in the past.

"The unabridged birth certificate will be more secure and reliable and will contain, apart from information of the newborn babies, details of both parents, including their ID numbers," Ngqengelele said.

The new certificates would not only save time but would help the department move towards being paperless.

  • Michael Jackwood - 2013-03-04 20:22

    Minister Pandor lewats works hard, just like her predecesor, these are people who makes things happen, so as many other ministers, i am not so sure about Ben Martins, very quite minister, Paul Mashatile too quite also, that ministry need very energetic character.

      gary.gordon.961993 - 2013-03-04 20:43

      Huh?? You lost me at Minister.

  • Makhosonke Mqikela - 2013-03-04 20:45

    Now Minister Pador, what will happen to the birth certificates we already have now? Will they be changed also to reflect parent's IDs? If so who will absorb those costs?

      denny.thompson - 2013-03-04 20:57

      Agree with you on this point. You have to pay for and unabridged certificate at the moment

  • Nizole Middle-Finger Khala - 2013-03-04 20:52

    Pandor is trying to save trees!!

  • Wike Mood - 2013-03-04 20:54

    and the illegals are going to give them which name and i.d number?

  • george.pito - 2013-03-04 21:05

    Just look at the face is it a woman. Pandor ass box

  • Thebelele Maimela Magagane - 2013-03-04 21:09

    Where did they copy this one, coz we're copy cats

  • Refiloe Thelma Shikwambana - 2013-03-04 21:09

    New! Bt i got one that has my chlds details and mine and got it in 2011.lost or did they pt home address and telphn numbers nw lol.

  • garrick.dunstan - 2013-03-04 21:11

    Good one yeah whose getting this contract

      george.pito - 2013-03-04 21:31

      Oh yeh first get the SITA databases going before creating a new variable agree another tender for another corrupt buddy

  • Sue-rita Fortuin - 2013-03-04 21:13

    south africans needs to switch to standard bank.. Nobody can still be so ignorant.

  • Refiloe Thelma Shikwambana - 2013-03-04 21:14

    Old news i had to double check my son certifct whch i got 2011 and mst people have bn gtng it has the chlds details the parents name and id no.why are they talking abt it nw.

  • Celeste de Lange - 2013-03-04 21:27

    Right... they refused to issue my child's certificate though on the grounds that my divorce have not been finalised yet... so my child does not exist until my useless soon to be ex is tracked down and signs the divorce papers... so I have no rights?? Screw the new certificate!! Register my child!!!

  • Wongezwa Tshazibana - 2013-03-04 22:10

    minister r u done with the id's ? these no point of doing certificate while ppls r battling geting the rite id's

  • jungleboy - 2013-03-05 01:08

    What the hell is a"vital" information? Is it the babies name, birth date, place of birth and the parents names? Oddly enough, people have been recording this very information for the past 1000 years (give or take a few hundrd years) with great success. I suspect it probably means: does the baby have a e-tag to travel from the Riviona on ramp to the William Nichol off ramp; or perhaps if it's a white Afrikaans male, the certificate should have a danger endorsement with a special bar code; or perhaps it just a smart way to keep track on all the Zuma kids.

  • solly.beyi - 2013-03-05 07:19

    Good idea. Most of the time, mothers claim that they don't know the father of the child when claiming for Social grant. The Social Department will be able to investigate if the father is working or not before the grant is approved. We are going in the right direction.

  • Tshepo Maganedisa - 2013-03-05 08:52

    Good move, at least it curb some of the problems especially fathers have regarding the access to their babies.If both parents names are there then it will eliminate some of the dramas some parents have to deal e.g. parents using kids to fight each *just my take*

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