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LOCKDOWN: Home Affairs to issue replacement IDs, death and birth certificates

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 South Africans will from Thursday go through a 21-day lockdown.

During the lockdown, South Africans will be confined mostly to their homes with very limited movement.

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However, Home Affairs will be opened throughout the lockdown.

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi chats to Clement Manyathela on the Midday Report to shed more light on the matter.

Home Affairs has two arms, which are the immigration arm which deals with immigrants, borders and ports of entry. The there is an arm that deals with civic matters, meaning that it gives South Africans documents.

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister - Home Affairs

The civic arm will only offer three types of documents during the lockdown, a death certificate, replacement IDs and birth certificates, he says.

There are documents that we can't issue during the lockdown, a passport and a marriage certificate.

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister - Home Affairs

He says 35 borders have been closed down and the other 18 will only be opened for goods and services and not people.

To track the latest developments around the coronavirus both in South Africa and abroad, click on this live status report from Strategix.

Listen below to the full conversation:


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