Home Affairs Minister, Hlengiwe Mkhize has shared plans to have her department operate under the country's security cluster.
In an attempt to curb fraud, bribery and corruption, Mkhize has highlighted challenges faced with out of date technology and records captured on defunct systems manned by a handful of technicians, and almost no professionals.
She spoke to Xolani Gwala about the improvements that need to be made.
We are talking about documents which ought to be offered in an orderly and secure manner. The security of these documents is critical.— Hlengiwe Mkhize, Minister of Home Affairs
Its to look at the use of technology in accessing and processing applications so we are more efficient, but also going back to accuracy and security aspects... We are looking at measures of ensuring that we take radical steps, to ensure that people apply the law very carefully and not corrupt the national population registrar.— Hlengiwe Mkhize, Minister of Home Affairs
We have taken too long to see the importance of this department... so re-positioning looks at overall aspects.— Hlengiwe Mkhize, Minister of Home Affairs
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