Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has expanded the eHomeAffairs online portal so that any South African citizen over 16 years old can apply for a new Smart ID Card.
Home Affairs also plans to expand its Smart ID programme to more bank branches by the end of October, following the success of the pilot project, Gigaba said on Wednesday.
Since the partnership began in April, a total of 35,751 applications were submitted through the eHomeAffairs system.
Negotiations are underway with Absa, Standard Bank, First National Bank, and Nedbank to expand the programme.
“As from today, the system is now open to all citizens [16 years and over] who bank with the four participating banks,” said Gigaba.
The bank branches with Home Affiars offices in them are detailed below.
|ABSA Centurion Lifestyle||Centurion||Centurion Lifestyle Centre, c/o Old Johannesburg Road & Lenchen Ave|
|ABSA Towers North||Johannesburg||180 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg|
|ABSA Ghandi Square||Johannesburg||Ghandi Square, Johannesburg|
|FNB Towers||Johannesburg||Civic Towers, 41 Stiemens St, Johannesburg|
|FNB Menlyn Square||Pretoria||c/o Lois Ave and Gobie Street, Newlands|
|FNB Merchant Place, Rivonia||Johannesburg||4 Merchant Place, Cnr Rivonia Road and Fredman Drive|
|FNB Centurion Lifestyle||Centurion||Centurion Lifestyle Centre, c/o Old Johannesburg Road & Lenchen Ave|
|Standard Bank Centurion||Centurion||Standard Bank Building, 1263 Embankment Rd|
|Standard Bank Killarney, Rosebank||Johannesburg||Killarney Mall, c/o Riviera Road and Killarney Ave|
|Standard Bank Canal Walk, Cape Town||Cape Town||Shop 599LL, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century City Dr|
|Standard Bank Johannesburg||Johannesburg||5 Simmonds Street|
|Nedbank Sandown||Johannesburg||135 Rivonia Road (c/o Rivonia and Maude Street)|
|Nedbank Lakeview, Roodepoort||Johannesburg||16 Constantia Dr|
Update: Home Affairs originally listed Nedbank Rivonia as a supported branch, but the bank has said that this is incorrect.