Home Affairs Offices open during coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown
Updated: Mar 31, 2020
The Department of Home Affairs says during the lockdown all of its offices will open from 10h00 to 14h00, Monday to Friday, except those offices that are located in Thusong Centres, to continue offering essential services to citizens.
“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 coronavirus..”
According to a statement issued by Spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs, Siya Qoza, only limited services are being offered, namely the Issuing of Temporary Identity Certificates, issuing of Death Certificates and re-issuing of Birth Certificates. Qoza said that these limited services are in line with the announcement made earlier, on 25 March 2020, at the Media Briefing of the JCPS (Justice, Crime Prevention and Security) Cluster, ahead of the lockdown.
The department further extended its gratitude to Home Affairs officials who had continued to serve the nation with diligence and high morale during this difficult time of coronavirus. 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.