Please find attached soundbite by Angel Khanyile MP.
The DA welcomes the Department of Home Affairs’ announcement at today’s parliamentary portfolio committee meeting that an appointment system would be introduced to their offices.
The DA has been calling on the Department to introduce such a system as we believe that it will address the long queues and protect people from losing a whole day of work to attend to this admin. It will also protect members of communities from potential corruption – the DA has received complaints that at some Home Affairs offices people are forced to pay R100 per time slot or to skip the queue.
The DA has been advised that the new appointment system will be available in all South African languages and can be accessed virtually. Walk-ins will still be accommodated.
This is certainly a step in the right direction of addressing the frustration people have with the Department of Home Affairs and the DA will monitor the implementation of the appointment system closely.