Minister Pandor Visits Orange Farm

Posted: 30/12/2013 in General
Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor poses with Collen Chauke during her visit in Orange Farm.

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor poses with Collen Chauke during her visit in Orange Farm.

The department of Home Affairs hosted an Imbizo over the weekend in Orange Farm. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was also onboard making it easier for residents to register and checking of their details on the voters roll for the upcoming elections.

Minister of Home Affairs, Naledi Pandor said; “As the government we decided to dedicate the week to come and meet with the communities. We want to hear from them how we have fared and where we need to improve. We acknowledge our flaws but in the same breath we must admit that a lot has been done. It’s imperative that they contribute and join us in supporting government in creating a better life for our people.

“The department has taken measures by upgrading our system in order to make sure that it is secure and liable for them to register their details. I don’t want to find out I’m married to mayor Mofokeng without even knowing him, which is why South African residents should take ownership and love their identity document.”

Our main priority is to make sure that registration of all birth takes place within a month. Secondly, teenagers reaching the age of 16 must apply and receive their Identity Documents (ID’s), I’ve liaise with Basic Minister of Education Angie Motshekga not to allow learners aged 16 and above to write their Senior Certificate Examination without ID’s.

Addressing the community Pandor emphasized that they are aware of corruption within the department and vow to curb it and making sure that culprits are brought to books.

“The unnecessary delay in services rendered by the department should be the thing of the past which is why we deployed 117 mobile trucks giving access to the people on the go. South Africa belongs to all those who live in it but can only be right when you possess relevant documents,” concluded Pandor.

Earlier on the day the minister with her entourage opened a new Home Affairs office in Sebokeng which is believed to be first of its kind and later went on to issue birth certificate at Stretford Clinic.

Among the dignitaries who were present includes Gauteng Acting-Premier MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, Sedibeng mayor Mahole Mofokeng, Deputy Speaker at Gauteng Legislature Uhuru Moiloa, Gauteng Chief Whip Prema Naidoo, Gauteng Speaker of Council Connie Bapela, Tshwane Speaker of Council Morakane Mosupyoe-Letsholo and Ekurhuleni Speaker of Council Patricia Khumalo.

Article: As published on The View News (October 2013)

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