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Home Affairs to automate births, marriages and deaths certification system

By: Nadine James     11th July 2018 Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday announced a significant system upgrade aimed at facilitating the automation of the births, marriages and deaths (BMD) certification system. The BMD automation process forms part of the Department of Home Affairs’ (DHA’s) flagship R2.2-billion... 

Home Affairs aspires to expand e-services, online document applications

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd April 2016 While the new service of applying online for SmartID cards and passports through the eHome Affairs portal and at major banks in Gauteng will initially cater for people aged between 30 and 35, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) hopes to extend the system to other age categories and more centres... 

SA govt launches online service for SmartID, passport application 

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th April 2016 The South African government, in collaboration with the South African banking sector, on Thursday launched the Department of Home Affairs- (DHA-) facilitated eChannel pilot project, enabling South African citizens to apply for passports or SmartID cards online. The collaboration was facilitated... 

Banks soon to process smart ID applications 

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th September 2015 The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has inked memoranda of understanding with three major South African banks to allow citizens to apply for the new smart identification (ID) cards at their respective banks from early next year. The DHA, along with Standard Bank and First National Bank (FNB), on... 

Business plan to improve services at multipurpose centre

By: Mia Breytenbach     13th June 2014 Multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm GIBB has compiled a business plan, aimed at identifying challenges that exist at the multi-purpose Thusong Centres, in the Eastern Cape, to support the effective functioning of the centres. GIBB has been tasked by the Eastern Cape Transport... 

Ability & Credibility

By: Terence Creamer     9th May 2014 Not long after the May 24 inauguration of South Africa’s next President – who will be chosen during the first sitting of the country’s fifth democratically elected Parliament, probably on May 21 – citizens will receive a good sense of the priorities of the next administration when the composition... 

Pandor first to get smart ID card

By: SANews, SA government news service     4th June 2013 Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor has become the first person to receive a smart ID card. The new ID was delivered to her office today. The new smart Identity Document (ID) card will be rolled out from next month. It will first be issued to all first-time ID and re-issue applicants.  The... 


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