03 March 2014
The Department of Home Affairs has
since October 2013 processed over 80 000 Smart Card applications and
Minister Naledi Pandor said they are on target to getting 100 000 Smart ID
cards issued by the 31st of March this year.
Pandor said the number of offices
that deal with processing of Smart ID card applications have increased from 28
to 30 across the country.
By April the department wants to
have 80 offices nationally.
Pandor said the one concern is that
applicants are not all collecting their cards.
People are coming in significantly numbers to apply but then people are
not coming back to collect them.
"We are looking at a delivery system
to the direct addresses of applicants as well as a call in the media for
persons to return to the offices because as you know the whole process of the smart
id card is paperless” Pandor added.
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