‘ID Yourself’ campaign launched in Gugulethu
By Rhodé Marshall
07 March 2008
The ‘ID Yourself’ campaign - aimed at encouraging young people to apply for their Identity Document is to be launched at the Gugulethu Sports Complex on Friday.
Premier of the Western Cape, Ebrahim Rasool and the Minister of Home Affairs Nosiviwe Mapisa –Nqakula is expected to be part of the event.
“The ‘ID Yourself’ outreach campaign is aimed at motivating young people, especially 16-year-old and grade 12 learners to apply for their ID documents,” says Nqakula.
The Minister says the campaign will take the form of mobile units which will visit schools cross the country to provide assistance with applications and registration.
Premier Rasool says the mobile units will be going to high schools in order to bring the important service closer to them.
“The Western Cape government urges the youth of our province to use this mobile service to apply for their ID’s because these documents are a crucial requirement for all adults, especially those young people who are stepping out to make their mark in the world,” said Rasool.
The launch takes place Friday, 07 March 2008 at 12h30 pm.