'I was a prisoner in this country' - Limpopo man sues home affairs for R400m after identity theft

2019-08-16 18:04

He lost everything because of identity theft. After a hard struggle Dr Zaman got it back but nothing can make up for the stolen years.

Blocked ID hell for man

2019-05-24 14:52

Home Affairs says that a local man’s South African citizenship is in dispute, despite him being in possession of a green ID book and having been born in the country.

Home Affairs queues get ugly

2019-03-26 13:13

Aside from the usual inconvenience of a repeatedly crashing or offline system the continuing woes and long queues at Pietermaritzburg Home Affairs office were aggravated by last week’s load shedding.

Woman’s ID age mess

2018-11-26 16:15

A city woman will be forced to continue working past retirement age as she claims her date of birth was incorrectly recorded on her identity document (ID).

Gigaba called to account to Parliament on Fireblade saga next week

2018-11-01 20:24

This will be the first time that Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba faces Parliament since Fireblade told Parliament that he agreed to the business operating at OR Tambo International Airport.

Woman gets ID after her identity was stolen 8 years ago

2018-10-11 15:45

A HOowick mother of two who had her identity stolen by a Johannesburg woman eight years ago finally got her new identity document (ID) on Wednesday.

Hope after cloned ID

2018-08-08 15:45

Almost there. Howick woman Thabisile Khumalo is a step closer to getting her life back after her identity was stolen in 2009 by a Johannesburg woman who racked up thousands of rands of debt in her name.

Long queues for IDs

2018-06-06 16:00

Pietermaritzburg residents say there has been no improvement at the local Home Affairs offices following Minister Malusi Gigaba’s visit in April.

Bruce Whitfield: Home Affairs is where hope goes to die

2018-05-04 17:27

Applying for a passport through the traditional channel of the Home Affairs queue is sufficient to drive even the most optimistic South African to drink, Bruce Whitfield writes.

Home Affairs queues: ‘No quick fix’

2018-04-24 16:15

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has declared war on the long queues and waiting time at the city’s controversial Home Affairs office.


Women lash out at home affairs after surname changes

2019-07-25 15:06

A column by Sarah Wild in which she describes her ordeal of having her surname changed without her consent after getting married has sparked an outrage on social media, with many women claiming to have experienced the same problem.

Two Home Affairs clerks charged

2019-04-16 15:58

Two long-serving Home Affairs administrative clerks have been charged in connection with allegedly irregular Late Registration of Birth applications for foreign children.


2019-02-12 22:00

The verdict is clear: Home Affairs officials who are on the frontline are not allowed to use their cellphones. And citizens can call out any officials who provide bad service.

Gigaba – towards the end game?

2018-11-08 12:44

Embattled Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has gone from positioning himself as a victim of circumstance, to issuing threats and even defiantly refusing to step down from his position, amidst growing calls for President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire him.

Suicide bid over ID stress

2018-10-19 15:29

Frustrated by unexplained delays by Home Affairs in issuing his Identity Document (ID) before the start of his matric exams, an orphaned pupil this week came close to attempting suicide.

Still no ID for exams

2018-09-25 15:01

A Pietermaritzburg mother is at her wit’s end as her daughter is a month away from writing her final exams and the ID they applied for in January has still not been processed.

‘Prove SA citizenship’

2018-08-01 15:30

Home Affairs say that a local man’s South African citizenship is in dispute, despite him being in possession of a green ID book, and having lived in South Africa since the 1980s.

Civil servants not doing their best to serve

2018-05-06 00:02

Why do the civil servants who serve us do it so badly? What does it cost the economy to steal hours and hours of citizens’ productive time to renew passports and licences, or getting life-saving medication, asks Dumisane Lubisi.

Long battle for an ID

2018-05-01 16:15

A father who has been trying to get his 17-year-old daughter an identity document for six months, says he has been given the runaround by Home Affairs who now want him to have a paternity test to prove they are related.

Faster IDs for matrics

2018-04-04 13:45

The Pietermaritzburg Home Affairs office says it has a plan to assist matriculants who encounter problems with applications for identity documents.

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