31 March 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.
Accordingly, only limited services are being offered, namely:
  1. Issuing of Temporary Identity Certificates;
  2. Issuing of Death Certificates and
  3. Re-issuing of Birth Certificates.
These limited services were announced earlier, on 25 March 2020, at the Media Briefing of the JCPS (Justice, Crime Prevention and Security) Cluster, ahead of the lockdown.
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. 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.
Media Enquiries:
Siya Qoza, ‪082 898 1657 (spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs)
David Hlabane, ‪071 342 4284 (media manager for the Department of Home Affairs)