Why are naturalised South African citizens not entitled to ID cards?

Published: 11/Mar/2024
Source: The South African

Naturalised South African citizens hold the same privileges as any other citizen, so why are they not entitled to ID cards?

by Ray Leathern

Following our trending story on smart ID card applications, The South African has been inundated with messages from naturalised South African citizens. They say, despite qualifying for citizenship by holding a permanent residence permit for no less than five years, the Department of Home Affairs affords them no opportunity to receive a South African smart ID. But why …?

Read further: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/lifestyle/why-naturalised-south-african-citizens-not-entitled-id-cards/

Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2024