W Cape Home Affairs Department finally back up and running

Western Cape district coordinator at the Department of Home Affairs, Sam Plaatjies, confirms all offices are back online after experiencing glitches with the online system.

Plaatjies speaks to CapeTalk's Lester Kiewit and apologises to Cape Town residents for the inconvenience caused for the past two weeks.

Read: Home Affairs update: Three Western Cape offices still offline

Bellville had given us a headache for some time but I'm glad to say that it is sorted now.

Sam Plaatjies, Cape metro coordinator - Dept of Home Affairs

Citizens who applied for identity documents will be given temporary IDs to allow them to vote on 8 May.

I am sure that if people apply today they will get their Smart IDs on time.

Sam Plaatjies, Cape metro coordinator - Dept of Home Affairs

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