South Africa had more news to celebrate for a day after the President of South Africa addressed the nation regarding the adjustment in the lockdown regulations.
This is after the Eye Witness News reported that there will be a resumption of the issuing of the new ID documents to the residents.
The halt in the issuing of new IDs was made in order to reduce the number of people making their way to the Home Affairs offices for the application of new IDs, hence the reduction in pressure. Even though the employees at the Home Affairs offices are not yet 100 percent, it is great that the residents will finally have an opportunity to get permanent IDs for themselves.
It remains to be seen if the foreign nationals, particularly Zimbabwean nationals will finally have an opportunity to renew their work permits so that they can have a normal life. The application for Asylum Seekers was also put on halt as well by the South African Home Affairs department as the nation was on a hard lockdown.
It also remains to be seen what will happen for the foreigners as they need documentation in order to have access to services such as jobs and schools.
Zimbabweans whose permits are yet to be renewed are in danger of having some services withdrawn from them, such as banks. When a foreign national´s permit expires, the banks have the ability to freeze the bank accounts of those people concerned.
This goes on to show how important it is to be documented in South Africa. The local South Africans also struggle to have access to some services when they do not have documentation. It is great that South Africans have an opportunity to get new IDs, how about foreigners?
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