Home Affairs years behind on plan to completely replace ID books

It's like a R140 for a new ID. You can barely buy a pizza these days for that.
Why? It's more gravy.

A drivers license is not a valid form of ID in South Africa for most formal situations. For some reason only known to the powers that be, SA drivers licenses do not have your full name on them, only your initials, so it's completely useless as a form of ID. Try opening a bank account with a drivers license, not going to happen.
Except everywhere I go nowadays they say ID or license but I carry my ID anyway just in case. Last place I saw which strictly said only ID accepted was the Post Office.
 
Doing away with the Green ID Book, does this mean that Naturalized South Africans born outside RSA can now also apply for the Smart ID Card?
 
Doing away with the Green ID Book, does this mean that Naturalized South Africans born outside RSA can now also apply for the Smart ID Card?
Stop with this colonial forward thinking.
 
Not any more special than people with ID books falling apart.
Mine is over 20 years old and still immaculate. I see no reason I should pay "just because" for a new one and stand in a queue for a day if I'm lucky.

EDIT: It even still has the original cover and address insert. Ironically some have used that for RICA even though it's not legal proof of residence.
 
Mine is over 20 years old and still immaculate. I see no reason I should pay "just because" for a new one and stand in a queue for a day if I'm lucky.

EDIT: It even still has the original cover and address insert. Ironically some have used that for RICA even though it's not legal proof of residence.

I still remember my first ID book after I had just turned 16 was posted to me back in the days when the postal service could be trusted. That address insert you mention was visible through the window of the envelope.
 
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