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This are the services offered by Home Affairs during the lockdown

On 25 March, the Department of Home Affairs announced on a media briefing of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security that during the lockdown, all of its offices will only be open from 10h00 to 14h00, Monday to Friday. All the offices will open except those located in the Thusong service Centres.

The department only offers limited services, which are:

·        issuing of temporary identity certificates,

·        issuing of death certificates and

·        Re-issuing of birth certificates.



These limited services were announced, ahead of the lockdown. The department also said in a statement, “The department extends its gratitude to Home Affairs officials, who had continued to serve the nation with diligence and high morale during this difficult time of the Coronavirus pandemic. Home Affairs urges all South African communities to be safe and to stay at home in support of the national effort to combat the spread of this deadly pandemic”.

Around 10000 field workers will visit homes in villages, towns and cities to screen residents for COVID-19 symptoms. In addition, provinces will also provide grocery and essentials packs for the most vulnerable.


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