Home Affairs system back online, following power failure

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that its systems are back online on Wednesday, following a power failure on Tuesday.

In a statement, the department said on Tuesday that it has experienced a power failure at its backoffice in Pretoria, meaning that Smart ID Cards and passports could not be issued without first being cleared in this backoffice.

Spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs, Siya Qoza, said its all systems go at Home Affairs offices as power has been restored.

‘’Power was restored early this morning [Wednesday] with technicians confirming it is all systems go after working around the clock overnight to fix the problem speedily, to minimize impact on citizens.’’

‘’The Department would like to thank citizens and clients for patience and understanding,’’ added Qoza.


Done By: Mitchum George