Cape Town – The Minister of Home Affairs, Naledi Pandor will on Friday, 04 January 2013, at 10h00 lead the Home Affairs team, which will be issuing out temporary Identity Documents (ID’s) and other enabling documents to the New Year’s Day victims of the Khayelitsha fire disaster at the O.R Tambo Hall, New Way, Khayelitsha in Cape Town.

According to the Cape Metro Disaster Management Centre, which the department is part of, the fire on New Year’s day affected the following areas; Danoon, where about 15 houses were destroyed, leaving approximately 220 people homeless, section WB and BM in Khayelitsha, 920 shacks burnt down, leaving more than 3200 people destitute and in the Joe Slovo section where 16 shacks were destroyed and about 65 people left homeless. 

Other government departments including Social Development will also be available to assist with social relief once the Department of Home Affairs has provided the affected victims with their temporary IDs and other enabling documents.

Media is invited.


Issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Contact Lunga Ngqengelele