UPDATE: DHA Passport issuing systems restored, all services up and running

The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed its systems are back up and running smoothly.

All services have been restored, the DHA confirmed on Friday. 

This after the issuing of passports and Smart ID cards were affected when systems went down on Wednesday, 6 November.  

THE DHA issued a statement at the time saying "a technical team is working around the clock to resolve the issue and restore all services". 

Only passports and ID issuing services had been impacted at the time. The DHA apologised for the inconvenience.  

SEE: US Embassy sees heavy visa demand, warns SA travellers to apply 'as early as possible'

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