South Africa: Home Affairs Extends Working Hours

Pretoria — Home Affairs has made arrangements to ensure certain services at branches are offered beyond normal working hours and South Africans can get their green ID book or smart ID cards.

Voters will need their IDs to be able to vote in the 2016 Municipal Elections on 3 August.

“The Department of Home Affairs has a constitutional mandate to ensure all South Africans, 16 years and above, acquire the necessary green barcoded identity documents or smart ID cards to enable them to access opportunities and various services that government provides,” said Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday.

He said in preparation for the elections, the department has extended working hours to assist those people who want to apply for their IDs.

Home Affairs offices across the country will be open on Saturday, 30 July 2016 from 8:30am to 5pm; Monday 1 August from 8.30am to 6pm; Tuesday 2 August from 8.30am to 6pm and on Election Day on Wednesday 3 August from 7am to 7pm.