S Africans can soon apply for Smart ID Cards at the bank
Cape Town – As of April, eligible citizens will be able to apply for their Smart ID Cards at the Home Affair’s kiosks in their nearest bank, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday.
The Minister said this when he led a briefing by government’s Governance and Administration Cluster at the Imbizo Media Centre in Parliament on Tuesday.
The Minister said this would be a pilot project.
The Minister said to date, two banks – FNB and Standard Bank – have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Home Affairs for the pilot project.
Nedbank has indicated its willingness to sign on the dotted line and Minister Gigaba hopes Absa will also join the partnership.
He said his department had also approached the South African Post Office with the aim of reaching an agreement on how some of its infrastructure could be used as well.
Read the full article here: http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/2015/02/18/no-let-up-on-visa-rules-says-gigaba
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