Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi announced the amendment of regulations issued in terms of the Disaster Management Act, which now calls for the department to offer more services.
The South African government, along with Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, issued an amendment to previous regulations put forward under the scope of the Disaster Management Act of 2002 on Tuesday, 25 August 2020. According to Government Gazette No. 43650, the Department of Home Affairs will now offer a wider range of services, which were previously restricted under Levels 5, 4 and 3 of the nationwide lockdown.
Services rendered by the Department of Home Affairs under Level 2 include; applications for first issue of identity card or green bar-coded identity document, applications for identity cards or green bar-coded identity documents by persons who have been issued with a temporary identity certificate during the national state of disaster, whose certificates have expired, applications for amendments of personal particulars, applications for rectification of personal particulars, and back office records retrieval services.
All temporary identity certificates issued during the period of the national lockdown will expire after Saturday, 31 October 2020, and all amendments issued on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, are effective immediately.
See the full Disaster Management Act of 2002 amendment on the Government Gazette website.