Home Affairs announces five-day closure as it upgrades passport, ID systems

Published: 20/Nov/2015
Source: polity.org.za

Some 140 Department of Home Affairs (DHA) offices across the country plan to close their doors between November 27 and December 2, as they upgrade live capture facilities that aim to accelerate the application processes for new Smart IDs and passports.

Addressing the media in Pretoria, on Friday, DHA director-general Mkuseli Apleni said the five-day closure would see the installation of new hardware and software that would modernise the department and move it towards a paperless operating system.

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Themes: Identity Documents, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Southern Africa, South Africa
Year: 2015