City of Ekurhuleni

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COLLECT YOUR ID AT HOME AFFAIRS TO GET SERVICES, AND TO PARTICIPATE IN DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES

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 The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has an overwhelming number of uncollected IDs.

Recent figures show that in Ekurhuleni there are approximately 19 150 smart IDs and 1 528 green bar-coded IDs not collected in the nine DHA offices across the city.

The City of Ekurhuleni, as responsible government that promotes participatory democracy, urges residents to collect their IDs to be able to register to vote during the voter registration period on 26 and 27 January 2019.

Uncollected IDs hamper the City's service delivery programmes because residents cannot register for municipal programmes such as RDP housing and cannot collect their title deeds, or register on the indigent database.

To this end, the City has entered into a partnership with the DHA to fast-track the collection of IDs. The City is providing transport to senior residents, people living with disability, learners and military veterans. Non-governmental organisation, community-based organisations and churches have also been roped in to assist. The City has also used its popular community outreach programme, Siyaqhuba, to advocate for application and collection of birth certificates and IDs.

Collect your ID!

The table below provides the number of uncollected IDs per Home Affairs office:

​Office Smart ID ​Green bar-coded ID
​Benoni ​1 294 ​40
​Alberton​1 515​563
​Boksburg​2 507​59
​Brakpan​2 715​55
​Kempton Park​1 419​153
​Nigel​1 086​61
​Germiston​2 607​295
​Springs​1 467​68
​Edenvale​4 540​234
​Total​19 150​1 528
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