A post doing the rounds on social media about the green bar coded identity book coming to an end on March 31, 2018 is not true. The Department of Home Affairs yesterday addressed the message with a screenshot of the fake story, stating that “they have noted the message in the social media space and wish to categorically state that it is false”.

South Africans have been urged to apply for Smart ID cards and can do so at any of the 180 offices that are already equipped with the Live Capture System. You can also apply for Smart ID Cards at FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank and ABSA branches.



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