Department of Home Affairs

Ekurhuleni urges residents to collect smart IDs

The city calls on residents to collect their identity documents, as over 19 000 microchip-embedded cards gather dust at its home affairs office.


Government ready to make e-visas a reality

President Cyril Ramaphosa promises implementation of an electronic visa system, as the country looks to tourism for economic growth opportunities.


Driving licence applications to go online

The Road Traffic Management Corporation plans to introduce an online system to allow the public to secure bookings at vehicle driving licensing centres.


Network downtime issues plague home affairs

The home affairs department reveals unavailability of power in many offices is the main culprit for systems downtime.


Home affairs readies for paperless services

Minister Malusi Gigaba's department prepares to move from manual to electronic birth, marriage and death registrations.


Home affairs advances identification, verification systems

The department pushes the introduction of modern systems aimed at creating a digital environment to improve services.

May 16, 2018

Open an FNB account with a selfie

The bank introduces new digital innovation solutions, including an option to switch or open an account by taking a selfie through its app.


SA's e-visa system in the works

The home affairs department confirms plans to introduce an online capture system for visa and permit applications.

Jan 11, 2018

Home affairs looks to advance smart ID rollout

The Department of Home Affairs seeks National Treasury approval to extend its partnership with banks as it works to get its systems fully automated.

Oct 25, 2017

More funds for home affairs systems

The department receives more than R200 million to upgrade its automated biometric information system.


Out-of-date tech hinders home affairs

Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize believes investing in modern and updated systems can help address the department's challenges.


Home affairs on course to digitise records

The department promises to use R10 million from National Treasury to step up digitisation of records.

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