Seven Home Affairs offices will open on Saturday, 05 August 2023, from 08h00 to 13h00, to increase access to services mainly for clients who are unable to visit offices on week days. These offices will be offering the collection of Smart ID Cards and Passports service. Offices opening this Saturday are the following:


Home Affairs Menlyn (Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Pretoria, Gauteng)

Soweto: Orlando Branch (11902 Kumalo Main Road & Armitage Street, Orlando West, Soweto, Gauteng)

Germiston Office (President Street & FH Odendaal Street, Germiston, Gauteng)

Atamelang District Office (1093b Main Street, Golf View, Mafikeng, North West)

Zeerust Office (48B Church Street, Zeerust, North West)

De Aar Office (47 Voortrekker Street, De Aar, Northern Cape)

Colesburg Office (Corner Chamberlain & Church Street, Thusong Centre, Colesberg, Northern Cape)


The Department will communicate when various offices will open on Saturdays. We encourage clients to take advantage of the extended hours on Saturdays to collect documents they have applied for and not wait for the last minute. It remains a great concern that over 500 000 smart ID cards are still to be collected in Home Affairs offices across the country.


Media Enquiries:

Siya Qoza, ‪082 898 1657 (Spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs)

David Hlabane, ‪071 342 4284 (Media Manager: Department of Home Affairs)