It appears that Home Affairs officials all over the country don’t believe that women have a right to keep their birth surnames when they get married.
Your ID number reveals a surprising amount of information about who you are. Here’s how to decode it.
You can’t help but feel that the end is nigh for Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, who once again put his foot in his mouth earlier this morning.
The alleged commander of the Nairobi mall terrorist attacks, known as the “White Widow,” was using faked South African identity documents and passports to travel the world under stolen identities.
The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed it has launched an investigation into the visa irregularities at the Gupta-owned 24-hour news channel, Africa News Network 7 (ANN7), or if you prefer, Gupta-TV.
Ah the Department of Home Affairs. They might be one of the world’s most bloated, corrupt and incompetent government departments, but at least they have a sense of humour. As 70-year-old pensioner, Paulinah Ragatji found out, when she was told that she would need to be accompanied by her dead parents, in order to receive an ID.
You may knowingly or unknowingly be one of five million South Africans who have two Identity Documents, even if you don’t want two. Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said yesterday that they were able to determine this fact by checking the re-issue dates of documents. Simple, but brilliant.