15 July 2021 

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has instructed the Department to use alternative sites to register deaths to assist grieving families and funeral undertakers as some offices in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal are inaccessible owing to unrest. 

The Department has identified health facilities that have Home Affairs offices as sites to be used for death registration.

People needing to register deaths in the two provinces can consider the following health facilities:


  • Alexandra Community Health Centre 
  • Carletonville Hospital
  • Charlotte Maxeke Hospital                             
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Dr George Mukhari Hospital                         
  • Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital
  • Edenvale Hospital                                           
  • Far East Rand Hospital
  • Kalafong Hospital                                           
  • Leratong Hospital
  • Mamelodi Day Hospital                                  
  • Rahima Moosa Hospital
  • Sebokeng Hospital                                          
  • Tembisa Hospital
  • Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital



People requiring the death registration service are requested to call the following people who will direct them to an accessible service centre nearest to them:

Acting Provincial Manager: Ms Nosipho Shandu, Mobile: 079 145 2274

Acting Provincial Coordinator: Mr Yusuf Muhammed, Mobile: 082 801 8289

During Level 4 of the lockdown, the Department is offering the following services:

  • Registration of birth
    • Reissue of birth certificates
    • Late birth registration of birth for learners only on appointment basis
  • Registration of death
  • Issuance of Temporary Identity Certificates
  • Application for smart ID card and green ID book (For 1st time applicants only)
  • Collection of smart ID cards and green ID books for all categories
  • Passports applications
    • Passports for individuals who need to take up employment or studies abroad on submission of an offer of employment or proof of admission to an institution of learning
    • Attend funerals: on submission of a death certificate
  • Passport collections
    • Only the above categories and applicants who can prove that they made prior travelling arrangement before the 16th of June 2021
  • Registration of marriages on appointment basis
    • Re-issue of marriage certificates upon registration of death of a spouse
  • Citizenship: retention and renunciation
  • Bank applications are limited to first time applicants for smart ID cards and passport application which meet the criteria.

Home Affairs offices are open between 8am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Everyone who visits a Home Affairs office is reminded to observe all Covid-19 health protocols such as social distancing, wearing a mask properly and regularly washing or sanitizing their hands.


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