Home Affairs announces lockdown hours

File: The Home Affairs Department outlined temporary measures that are in place to address immigration matters during the lockdown period.

File: Passport services will be available only to persons who are engaged in the delivery of essential goods and medicines across South African borders.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Home Affairs has announced their working hours for the national 21-day lockdown on Tuesday.

The department said the lockdown will mean the offices will open from 10am to 2pm from Monday to Friday, other than offices in Thusong Centres

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Home Affairs will only be issuing temporary identity certificates, death certificates and re-issuing birth certificates.

The department extended its gratitude to Home Affairs officials who had continued to serve the nation with diligence and high morale during this difficult time of coronavirus. 

Home Affairs urged all South African communities to be safe and to stay at home in support of the national effort to combat the spread of this deadly pandemic.

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