Late birth registrations a major issue in E Cape: Motsoaledi 

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Home Affairs Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi says late registration of births continues to be a major issue in the Eastern Cape.

Motsoaledi visited Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape where he engaged New Brighton locals on issues relating to home affairs.

He told them that the processes involved with late birth registrations are lengthy.

Motsoaledi says direct registration services are available at certain hospitals to ensure newborns are registered as soon as possible.

He says, “Home Affairs is a key department, there are not many things you can do in South Africa if Home Affairs is not working – at school, going to a police station, going to the bank, going to SASSA, Department of Housing, Human Settlements – in all of that you need to be identified. For that reason, it’s important for people to understand how this identification goes about.”

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