13 December 2018
The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, is scheduled to visit Alexandra on Friday 14 December 2018 where he will issue IDs and birth certificates to victims of the recent fire. Officials of Home Affairs have been on the ground together with other stakeholders to assess the level of required support.
Home Affairs is verifying the details of the members of the affected community against the National Population Register. Community members whose details have been verified will receive their documents tomorrow.
The department has waived fees that are required upon second application for such documents. This will allow for the victims of the fire to apply for the Home Affairs documents for free.
The Department is working expeditiously to ensure that members of the affected community receive enabling documents to rebuild their lives as quickly as possible.
MEDIA IS INVITED AS FOLLOWS:
DATE: Friday, 14 December 2018
VENUE: Greenville, Alexandra
RSVP: Thabo Mokgola on 060 962 4982.
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)
Issued by the Department of Home Affairs on 13 December 2018