Monday, July 07, 2014

Home Affairs works to tidy up the department

Natalie Malgas
07 July 2014

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has announced the department will bring the late registration of birth process to an end in December.

Minister Gigaba said the department will be starting a process of cleaning up the national population backlog, to ensure process of Smart ID cards starts swiftly.

Mothers are urged to register the birth of their children with the first 30 days of their birth. The Minister further explained his ministry has collaborated with the Department of Health to assist in the birth registration process.

Minister Gigaba added, “Hospitals have been equipped with electronic birth registration systems to ensure children are registered before the mother is discharged from hospital.”

The Department of Home Affairs aims to guarantee that the correct allocation of birth certificates; people that have birth certificate are indeed people that should have them.

Meanwhile, Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba said there are still some challenges with the new Immigration Laws which the department is ironing out. 

Minister Gigaba said the department has now dealt with the backlog with regard to visa applications.  He says the department has to ensure it regulates international migration in national interest and in the interest of national security. 

The Department of Home Affairs further assures it will crack down on people who breach the system.

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