Home Affairs intensifies Outreach Program ahead of Local Elections

With just few days to go before the local elections on November 1,the Department of Home Affairs recently deployed its mobile offices in Various parts of Soweto to ramp up services in preparation for local elections. In Dobsonville, the outreach programme was held at the Swimming pool near Kopanong Community Hall. In the early hours of the morning before the event kicked off, hundreds of workers and community members were already queuing to access these services before going to their work places.

According to Nonceba Molwele, Speaker of Council in the city of Johannesburg, the partnership between the Office of the Speaker and the department of Home Affairs assisted voters by rendering services such as issuing of temporary identity certificates, collection of green ID books or smart card ID. “The mobile offices will be deployed to areas of high demand to help relieve pressure and reduce long queues. We will continue with this partnership to help communities that don’t currently have good services”, added Molwele.

Molwele further urged residents to collect their IDs and exercise their constitutional right to vote in next month’s local elections.

Home Affairs will continue to prioritize its services to those who have applied for their identity documents ahead of local elections by issuing election enabling documents – such as identity documents and temporary identification certificates.

Thapelo Magola Soweto Sunrise News