Home Affairs offices to stay open for an extra two hours on Friday

Home Affairs offices will be open for an extra two hours on Friday, 02 February 2024, from 16:00 to 18:00 for citizens to collect their IDS. Offices will then be open for nine hours on Saturday and Sunday from 08h00 to 17h00 for South Africans to collect their IDs. This in support of the Electoral Commission's second Voter Registration Weekend in preparation for the general elections of the National Assembly and Provincial Legislatures. The Department of Home Affairs said in a statement that services to be offered are application and collection of IDs and applications for Temporary Identification Certificates (TICs). TICs cost R70 and are issued on the spot. 'With these documents, eligible voters will be able to register for the 2024 national and provincial elections,' said the department. Clients can now book collection appointments before visiting Home Affairs offices, using the Branch Appointment Booking System (BABS) which is available at www.dha.gov.za through the link: BABS. Alternatively, client s can simply visit the offices without making a booking. Home Affairs Deputy Minister Njabulo Nzuza said: 'We want to assist those who need an ID to participate in the voter registration an opportunity to come and collect their documents. 'We particularly encourage young people to come to our offices from Friday afternoon and over the weekend to come and apply or collect their documents. 'We encourage clients who have applied for identification documents and have been waiting for three weeks or more, to seize this opportunity by visiting their Home Affairs office to collect these critical documents.' Source: South African Government News Agency