Jul 27, 2021

Motsoaledi Offers New Alternatives As Home Affairs Offices Affected

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Health facilities that have home affairs offices were identified as sites to be used for the registration of the deceased.

FILE PHOTO: Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. PICTURE: Jairus Mmutle/GCIS

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PRETORIA: Dr Motsoaledi has instructed his department to use alternative sites for deaths registrations as some offices are inaccessible in Gauteng and KZN.

With the ongoing riots across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, where private and State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) endured a huge loss of infrastructure and profits, reportedly R7 billion is required to sustain businesses.

In a statement by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has instructed the department to use alternative sites to register deaths to assist grieving families and funeral undertakers as some offices in Gauteng and KZN are inaccessible due to violent protests.

According to the department, health facilities that have home affairs offices were identified as sites to be used for the registration of the deceased.

The department has identified health facilities that have home affairs offices as sites to be used for death registration. People needing to register deaths in the two provinces can consider the following health facilities:

Gauteng

Alexandra Community Health Centre, Carletonville Hospital, Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Dr George Mukhari Hospital, Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital, Edenvale Hospital, Far East Rand Hospital, Kalafong Hospital, Leratong Hospital, Mamelodi Day Hospital, Rahima Moosa Hospital, Sebokeng Hospital, Tembisa Hospital, Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital

For those residing in KwaZulu-Natal, people requiring the death registration service are requested to call the following people who will direct them to an accessible service centre nearest to them:

Acting Provincial Manager, Ms Nosipho Shandu, on 079 145 2274 and acting Provincial Coordinator, Mr Yusuf Muhammed, on 082 801 8289.

“Home Affairs offices are open between 8 am and 3.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Everyone who visits a home affairs office is reminded to observe all Covid-19 health protocols such as social distancing, wearing a mask properly and regularly washing or sanitizing their hands,” said the Department in a statement

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