There may be good news on the horizon for frustrated South Africans heading to Home Affairs in the future. Home Affairs is planning a big change by extending their working hours into the weekend to help deal with the current backlogs.
Speaking exclusively to eNCA, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi stated that negotiations are currently underway with worker unions to create weekend shifts.
Despite the numerous strides made by the department, it is not uncommon to spend hours waiting in line, with server problems, corruption and indifferent staff being a frequent occurrence.
Home Affairs currently closes its doors at 3:30 and are not open on weekends. These new office hours will help alleviate some of the pressure on the department and the frustration of many South Africans.
“That’s what we want to do, a shift system that the people who come to work on the weekends must not work during the week, for instance,” Motsoaledi said.
“We’re still negotiating with the unions.”
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