The Department of Home Affairs is proposing major changes to IDs and Passports in order to to strengthen the security. The Department will reportedly propose new legislation that will allow people as young as 10 to get an ID card. This was reportedly revealed by minister Aaron Motsoaledi this week while addressing a National Council of Provinces.
Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has approved a temporary extension of operating times by two hours at front offices from Tuesday, 27 June 2023 to deal with the high demand for Smart ID Cards and passport services at Home Affairs offices. The move will see offices operate from 8:30 am to 17:30 pm