Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Government launches National Population Registration Campaign

By Nomava Nobumba
23 March 2010

President Jacob Zuma together with Minister of Home Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will today launch the country’s National Population Registration Campaign in Libode in the Eastern Cape.

The Campaign will be launched under the theme "2010 the year of action to speed up delivery of services to the people".

It is aimed at building a single point of entry to a secure and a credible National Population Register by registering all undocumented citizens while eliminating the late registration of birth processes by the end of December 2010.

In a media statement released by Home Affairs Department, the campaign seeks to achieve the eradication of late registrations of births, to ensure all new births are registered within 30 days of delivery.

And also to ensure all South Africans who turn 16 years of age and above receive their ID's.

The registration process will be held at the Saint Barnabas Hospital where an on-line registration facility as well as a live on-line registration process will be observed.

The department says the President and the Minister will also inspect a mobile office at the venue of the launch where they will observe the processing of an ID application.

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