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									                         Highly Confidential

        Building a New Home Affairs

Joint Monitoring Committee on Improvement of Quality of life and
  Status of Children, Youth and Disabled persons Presentation

          Acting Deputy Director – General : Civic Services

                          01 August 2008
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Presentation Outlay
 1. Introduction

 2. Vision and mission

 3. Functions of the branch Civic Services

 4. Legislation administered by the Branch :Civic Services

 5. Overall Transformation Projects for DHA

 6. Turnaround Projects for Civic Services

 7. Special Focus on Civic Services Projects

 8. Importance of a Birth Certificate & Types of Birth Certificates

 9. Programme for Late Registration of Birth (LRB)

 10. Accessibility to offices and information

 11. Closure - Comment and Questions

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 Purpose

 To Brief the Committee on Birth Certificates and Identity Documents for Children,
  Youth and Disabled persons

 To Brief the Committee on the accessibility of offices and information

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Vision & Mission

                                             VISION

 To Build a Department that provides modern, efficient, cost-effective services that are
  responsive to the needs of South African Citizens, residents and visitors to our country.

                                             MISSION

 To determine the status of persons and to manage migration in the interest of Constitutional
  Rights, national Integrity and Development Goals

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Functions of the Branch: Civic Services

 Strategic Objective 1
  • To provide, secure, efficient and accessible civic and related services and products to
    citizens and legitimate residents within specified timeframes

 Strategic Objective 2
  • To deliver the department’s mandate effectively by implementing anew organisational
    model that is characterised by caring officials who serve with professionalism and by
    effective governance and operational control.

 The management of the national population register

 The management of the national identification system

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Legislation administered by the Branch : Civics Cervices

 The Births & Deaths Registration Act, 1992 (Act No 51 of 1992) as amended

 The Marriage Act, 1961 (Act No 25 of 1961)

 Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act No 120 of 1998),

 The Civil Union Act, 2006 (Act No 17 of 2006).

 The South African Citizenship Act, 1995 (Act No 88 of 1995) as amended

 South African Passports and Travel Documents Act, 1994 (Act No 4 of 1994) as amended

 Identification Act, 1997 (Act No 68 of 1997)

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Case for Action
Key Themes          Selected Observations

                       Under resourced security section
                       Low skills and limited capacity in security section
                       Limited oversight and supervision
      & Risk           Lack of risk mitigation strategies

                     Limited understanding of who the customers are (not only front desk clients, but
     Service          also banks, business, other government departments and other countries)
     Delivery        Poor customer satisfaction
    & Facilities     Citizen inconvenience
                     Layout of offices not user friendly

   Organisational     Duplication of functions e.g. rectification and amendments are currently handled
     Structure         by two different units in Civic Services
     & People         Poor accountability

                     Unstable IT Infrastructure
         IT          Systems not linked to one another (e.g. Border Post immigration systems)
                     Need for improved technology

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Phase II Projects
The overall transformation programme consists of 9 workstreams

High-Level Programme Structure – 2008 and Beyond
                                      Civics                                      NIB                           Support Services                            Finance                                       IT

Functional              1                                         3                                      4                                    5     Finance Transform. (FFR)            7
                             Late Registration Roll-Out                                                          Communications
Workstreams                                                                   FIFA 2010
aligned to:                         ID Card Pilot                         Design and Planning                                                             Budgeting Split
                                                                                                                                                                                            IT Application Realignment to
• Civics                    Passport Machine & Process                   Asylum Seekers Affairs               Integrity management
                                                                                                                                                      Revenue Mgmt Roll-Out                       New Architecture
• NIB                            Implementation                            Transformation(1)                     Transformation(1)
• Support Services              B/M/D redesign (incl.                                                            Security Upgrade
                                                                                                                                                      Payroll & Asset register                 Network Infrastructure
                                                                         Asylum Registration &                                                                                                       Upgrade
• Finance                    certificate decentralisation)                Deportation System                                                               Audit clean up
• IT                                                                   (Marpless) Implementation              Policy Framework &                                                                  Policy & Process
                             Contact Centre Ramp-Up                                                          Legislative Programme                     Risk iimpl. monitoring
                             Birth Footprint Expansion                          Permits
                                                                            Transformation1                   Government Relations                  Asset mgt Transformation
                               Centre of Excellence                                                             Strategy & Plan                      Performance Mgmt Impl.
                               Footprint Optimisation                       Transformation(1)                 Information Mgmt Trans-                  Business Continuity.
                                  (incl. MPCCs)                                                              formation (incl. Archiving)
                                                                            Lindela Contract                                                        Real Estate Optimisation                  Establishment of EPMO
                              Office Refurbishments                           Optimisation
                             Mobile Unit Optimisation                 Port Control Transformation(1)                                          6                                                        EDMS
                                                                       incl Office Refurbishments                                                 Procurement Transformation(1)
                            Online Verification Roll Out                     Foreign Office                                                                                                        NPR CleanUp
                                                                                                                                                         2nd Wave SLAs
                            ID Process   Transformation1                                                                                                                                        Other Business & IT
                                                                                                                                                        Supplier Sourcing                             projects
                                  Ops Mgt roll out

Workstreams –           8                Leadership
                                                                             Employee Relations                Reporting Line Split        (Selected) HR policies                   HR Strategy, Policy &
• Organisational                        Appointments                                                                                                                                 Transformation(1)
• Organisational              Employee Database               Job Profiling & Skills       Performance Agreement         Payment & Level           Matching & Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                 Training                 Recruiting
                                   Baseline                      Gap Analysis                    Realignment               Adjustments              Redeployment
  Governance &
  Operational Control
                                                                                                                                              Delegation of Authorities
                                                                          Committee Structure Roll-Out

Management Office           Projects Evaluation &               Project                GPW Corporatisation        Management &
                                                                                                                                             KPI development              Fleet optimisation        Change Management
                                 Monitoring                  Communications                Oversight         leadership Support (MLS)

    Work-stream      PMO          Project      Sub-project         To start later           Done by DHA           Established through Turnaround
Note:    (1) Transformation is a holistic implementation programme of a specific function beyond just the reorganisation; It includes sub-projects involving
         process, system, facilities and capability changes; It will work closely with the organisational implementation team on the staff implications
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Projects for Civic Services

                             Late Registrations of Birth

                                      ID Card Pilot

                           Passport Machine & Process

                                  B/M/D redesign

                                      Contact Centre

                           Birth Registration optimization

                                Centre of Excellence

                   Service delivery points (incl Thusong Centres)

                                Office Refurbishment

                              Mobile Unit Optimisation

                             Online Verification Roll Out

                              ID Process transformation

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We have segmented the DHA Civics service points into five tiers based
on the services rendered

Proposed tiered approach for DHA Civics Service Points

  Tier                      Services to be Rendered                                                       Service Points
   1      B/M/D registrations, certificates and amendments                      Regional Offices
           including solemnization of marriages                                  Foreign Missions (however, will not facilitate Late
          ID cards                                                               registration of birth)
          Travel documents
          Citizenship
          Permits
   2      B/M/D registrations, certificates and amendments                      District Offices
           including solemnization of marriages                                  Permanent Service Points (PSP)
          ID cards                                                              Thusong centres (MPCC’s)
          Travel documents
          Citizenship
   3      B/M/D registrations, certificates and amendments                      Mobile Units (MU)
           excluding solemnization of marriages
          ID cards
   4      Birth & death registrations only                                      Hospitals
   5      Birth registrations only                                              4x4 Service Point

             Registration of births is the most significant process for the Department

Notes:   (1) Applications for Late registration of birth will be accepted at regional and district offices but processed in regional offices
         (2) Provincial offices do not render customer services and are therefore not included
         (3) Self-service concepts such as kiosks and ATM-type machines are not included as these are not business requirements for the next five
         years, as determined in the second visioning workshop on 27 September 2007
         (4) For all service points, the condition is that they need to be secure
         (5) Divorces are considered to be amendments
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The proposed number of District offices and Permanent Service Points
to grow strongly over the next five years

Analysis of District offices                                Analysis of Permanent Service Points

                                    Proposed # of DOs                                       Proposed # of PSPs

                                                    CY                                                         CY
                            CY 2008
                Current                 CY 2010    2012                     Current #   CY 2008    CY 2010    2012
Province                      FY                            Province
                # of DOs                FY 10/11    FY                      of PSPs     FY 08/09   FY 10/11    FY
                                                   12/13                                                      12/13
Eastern Cape      24           25          24       24      Eastern Cape       20         20         28        36
Free State         9            9           9           9   Free State         10         11         14        20
Gauteng           22           21          40       40      Gauteng            9          11          9        33
KwaZulu-Natal     14           17          37       39      KwaZulu-Natal      30         32         23        35
Limpopo           15           13          23       23      Limpopo            31         35         29        39
Mpumalanga        16           16          21       21      Mpumalanga         16         17         17        28
Northern Cape      6            6           8           8   Northern Cape      0           2         14        15
North West        13           10          18       18      North West         13         18         20        27
Western Cape      10           10          18       18      Western Cape       3           4         10        19
Total             129         127          198      200     Total             132         150        164      252

                DHA offices to increase strongly to improve access to services
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DHA participation in Thusong Centres will also grow strongly over the
next five years
Analysis of Thusong centres                         Analysis of Thusong centres
(if no DOs and PSPs can be replaced                 (if no DOs and PSPs can be replaced with
with Thusong Centres)                               Thusong Centres)
                           Proposed # of Thusongs                               Proposed # of Thusongs

                Current # of Ths                                    Current # of Ths
                                      CY 2012                                              CY 2012
Province            CY 2008                         Province            CY 2008
                                      FY 12/13                                             FY 12/13
                   FY 08/09                                            FY 08/09

Eastern Cape          12                 17         Eastern Cape           7                  29

Free State            10                 14         Free State             7                  24

Gauteng               29                 32         Gauteng               36                  61

KwaZulu-Natal          9                 29         KwaZulu-Natal         15                  38

Limpopo                4                 28         Limpopo               17                  32

Mpumalanga             4                 32         Mpumalanga            14                  36

Northern Cape          4                 8          Northern Cape          7                  12

North West             7                 15         North West            11                  21

Western Cape           7                 16         Western Cape          18                  23

Total                 86                191         Total                 132                 276

        Presence at Thusong Centres will also increase accessibility to DHA services
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Total DHA footprint numbers increase strongly

Overview of proposed footprint, April 2008


                                                         DHA current footprint           CY 2008     CY 2010          CY 2012
 Type of service point
                                                             (April 2008)                FY 08/09    FY 10/11         FY 12/13

 Regional office (RO)                                               41                     43           43                43

 District office (DO)                                              129                     127         198               200

 Permanent Service Point (PSP)                                     132                     150         164               252

 1) DHA permanent locations                                        312                     320         405               495

 2a) Thusongs (if all DOs and PSPs can be                           86                     127         146               191

 2b) Thusongs (if no DOs and PSPs can be                           132                     185         217               276

 1+2a) Total best case                                             398                     447         551               686

 1+2b) Total worst case                                            444                     505         622               771

                          Increase in the footprint to be significantly higher compared to the initial recommendations of 575 in
                                                                      December 2007(1)
Notes:   (1) Based on 43 ROs and a combined 532 tier 2 offices (DOs + PSPS + Thusongs)                                             13
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           DHA present in 101 hospitals                                              Actual births taking place in hospitals

 The total number of Births registered in hospitals is                    We have only received data for FY02/03 from Dept of Health
  around 130,000 per year                                                  Data shows:
 80% of that volume is reached with 32 hospitals                           • 621,391 births took place in 2,212 hospitals & clinics
  (with the bottom one in that group at ~ 1,100)
                                                                            • 80% of that volume took place in 229 hospitals, however
 All the other hospitals take in much lower numbers,                          within that group only 24 hospitals had more than 4,000
  which comes down to less than 5 birth registrations                          births per year
  per working day!
                                                                           Immunization volumes are even more scattered across the
 Numbers for Death registrations are fairly low as                         clinics; 817,700 1st Hep B took place in 4,008 clinics, with 80%
  well, totaling 61,140 with the highest score ~ 5,200                      of that in 1,609 clinics and only 1 clinic above 4,000 per year

 Given the low numbers of registrations in the hospitals, a permanent presence to be established in 30 hospitals
  selected based on volume and location also considering new data (2007) from Department of Health
 Approach in process of being developed with Department of Health to improve registration of births in remaining
  hospitals and clinics
 Communication and awareness to be increased in all hospitals and clinics

Notes:   (1) Currently, only children under age 1 are registered in hospitals. The registration service should be expanded to children up to age 15 as
         research shows many children are entered into hospital for malnutrition which correlates with a parent/caretaker not getting a grant for a child
         and a child not being registered                                                                                                                 14
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 Number of Hospitals by province with highest birth registrations in

                Current approved      Hospitals validated during      •   The number of births registered at
                    footprint        Provincial Visits (April 2008)       Hospital Service Points remain
                                                                          very low
Eastern Cape           7                          10                  •   Improvements to ensure:
                                                                            • Dedicated DHA staff to
Free State            13                          21                             render the services at the
                                                                                 Hospital Service Points
Gauteng               25                          22                        • Connectivity to NPR
                                                                            • Data monitoring and analysis
KwaZulu-Natal          9                          11
                                                                            • Improve signage,
                                                                                 accessibility, etc. for DHA
Limpopo               18                          21                             services

Mpumalanga            10                          15

                                                                      •   Final analysis to include 2007 data
Northern Cape          8                          10
                                                                          received from the Department of
North West             5                          11

Western Cape           6                          16

Total                 101                         137

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Projects with Special Focus on Birth Registration, Issuance of ID
Documents and Accessibility to Offices and Information

 B/M/D Redesign

 Later Registration of Birth Process

 ID Transformation Process

 Mobile Unit

 Footprint optimisation

 ID urself Campaign

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Importance of a Birth Certificate

 A Birth Certificate is a base document for all other DHA services to Citizens

 Other Departments use it as a means of status verification eg.
   • Social Development for issuance of grants (until recently)

 Clients use it to exercise their constitutional rights in particular children to exercise their rights
   • Admission to schools and access to government services

 Citizens benefit form Government programme such as push back frontiers of poverty, access
  health facilities,child headed families

 Free Basic Services,

 To apply for an Identity Document

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National Population Register

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Purpose of the National Population Register …

           Identity Number                Registration

          Name and Surname
           Residential Status
             Marital Status
           Birth Information
              Citizenship                                                          ID Book
          Death Information                Register
         Passport Information                                              Passport
             Control Flags                                               issuing

       Immigration Information
        Fingerprint Information
         Archive Information               Certificates

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 Abridged certificates

   • Issued on the spot
   • First issue is free
   • Re-issue costs eleven rand

  Contains the following information:
   • ID number
   • Client/applicant’s surname and first names
   • Date of birth
   • Sex / Gender
   • Country of birth
   • Date issued
   • Information of the official who issued the certificate

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Unabridged certificates

  • Takes 6-8 weeks
  • Costs fifty five rand
  • Needs system modification to include particulars of the parents

 Contains the following information:
  • ID number
  • Client/applicant’s surname and first names
  • Date of birth
  • Sex / Gender
  • Country of birth
  Particulars of the father
  Particulars of the mother
  • Date issued
  • Information of the official who issued the certificate
  NB Decentralisation process to begin this year (systems testing done)
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Vault Copy

  • Takes 6-8 weeks
  • Cost fifty five rand
  • Make a note on the system (date issued and posted)

 Contains the following information:

  - Certified copy of the original birth register

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Trends in Annual Birth Registrations



  Total Birth Registrations





































                                                                            Year of registration

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       Programme for

Late Registration of Birth

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The registration of birth of individuals of 15
               years and older

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 Applicable when applicant who is 15 years and older
  does not have an ID number and the birth was never

 Applicable situations
 • Applicant is born in RSA and application for LRB is submitted in
   the RSA
 • Applicant is born abroad, and notice of birth is given at a DHA
   office in RSA
 • Applicant is born abroad, and notice is given at a South African
   Embassy , Consulate or High Commissioner

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Late registration of birth is meant to support older citizens to be
recognized as South Africans, yet 89% of applicants are below age 30

Percentage of Late registration of birth applicants per age group (FY2006/2007)

                                          Group raising                                         3%
                                            concern                       8%                                         100%

          80%                                     32%

                          57%                                                                                                        applications
                                            Part of this volume are children never
                                             registered at birth turning 15, having
          20%                                      a legitimate need for late

                         15 - 20                21 - 30                31 - 50               51 - 104                 Total

Note:     Conclusions validated by separate sample analysis done on 14 August 2007: out of 2,091 applications, 92% were aged between ages 15 - 30
Source:   IT Reporting report from NPR based on date of birth data from ID#                                                                       27
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                RISKS IN LRB PROCESS
  • Fraudulent supporting documents
  • Non-enforcement of policies
  • Lack of resource capacity constraining implementation
    of policies
  • Lack of management reports
  • Limited control & policies
  • Lack of standardized process
  • Presence of corruption / fraud loopholes

Establishing a consistent policy, enforcement thereof and adequate resourcing are key
 to protect the integrity of the National Population Register

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  • Delinking the ID application process from late
    registration of birth
  • Introducing new governance structures, such as
    Regional Screening Committees and Provincial
  • Requiring the client to submit verifiable information
    instead of certificates and transcripts from priest,
    schools, etc.
  • New Regulations promulgated
  • New forms and affidavits developed
Establishing a consistent policy, enforcement thereof and adequate resourcing are key
 to protect the integrity of the National Population Register

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Training of officials across the country in new LRB procedures reached
out to 1700 officials 2008

Training rollout of LRB
  Approach                                      Training statistics per province

   Train-the-trainer approach
   Training session conducted for HRD                              GAUTENG:
    trainers from Head Office and trainers                            394
    from Provincial offices on 3rd March                                                 z
   Training rollout plans prepared by the                                              MP:
                                                                 NORTH WEST:
    trainers                                                                           177
   Training started in all provinces from 10
                                                                      FREE STATE:        KZN:
    March and was completed by 29 March                                     161          180
   Other stakeholders trained:                       NORTHERN
        Call centre agents (20 delegates)                85
        Population Register section (18                            EASTERN CAPE:
         delegates)                                                       177
                                                WESTERN CAPE:
        Officials to be sent to Foreign            119
         Missions (20 delegates)

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Green Barcoded Identity

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Importance of Identity Documents

 Affirms identity and citizenship

 Enables access to life opportunities

 Used as an enabling document to participate in Government strategy to fight unemployment
  and poverty

 Access to Government Services

 Access to private enterprise

 Exercising your franchise

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Initiatives to improve access to Identity Documents

 Mobile Unit Optimisation

 Improved ID Processes & Turnaround Times

 New Late Registration of Birth Process

 ID Urself Grade 12 Learners ID Campaign

 Launches in 4 Provinces, Major Launch took place in Western Cape & 4 Road Shows (NW,
  EC, Limpopo, KZN)


 The time for issuing an ID book has improved from over 120 days to an
 average of 60 days as end the end of June
       Main Process Steps in issuing an ID book
        1                            2                            3                        4
                                                                      Issuing of ID book
            Receive Application at        Transport Application          (BVR Central          Transport ID book to
               Outside Office                   to BVR                  Processing in             Outside Office

        2007 Average and Target Average
      turnaround time of issuing an ID book                                                Key Points
             120+                                                       At the end of 2007 it took over 120 days
                                           60+ day                       on average to issue an ID book
                                         improvement                    The target is to issue an ID book with an
                                                                         average time of 60 days by the end of
                                            60                           2008 – this has been achieved by the end
                                                                         of June
                                                                        The 4 main process steps are
                                                                              Application received at outside
                                                                                 office and then dispatched to BVR
                                                                              Transport of application to BVR
                                                                              Issuing of ID book at BVR
                                                                              Transport of ID book to outside
   Previous average days
                               Average end of June 2008
        end of 2007

 As at the end of July, the time has been improved from an average 120
 days down to 47 days, an improvement of 73 days

                             Average turnaround time of issuing an ID book

                         120+ days

                                         87 days

     Target of 60 days
      by end of 2008                                 58 days

                                                                   47 days

                         Previous       Average       Average      Average
                         average         end of        end of      24 July
                         days end         May           June
                          of 2007

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  Statistics Grade 12 and 16 year old learners ID Campaign –
                       Jan ’08 to July ‘08
              No Schools          Applications   IDs Issued
              Visited             Received
Gauteng       235                 12867          11669
Limpopo       89                  27443          27443
E. C.         473                 8874           8874
W. C.         169                 7447           7447
KZN           380                 5650           5650
F. S.         199                 6629           6629
N. C.         101                 2811           2466
N. W.         52                  7916           7813
Mpumalang     224                 4286           4286
Total         1922                83923          82277
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Accessibility of Offices & Information

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Accessibility of Offices & Information

 School Visits

 Braile (Information Brochure)
  • In 2007 the Department translated public information documents into brail for visually
    impaired persons, and handed them over on 5 December 2007 to the South African
    Council for the Blind at Itereleng Workshop for the Blind in Ga-Rankuwa

 Queue Management at Offices

 Deployment Optimisation of Mobile Units

 Contact Centre (40% people survey)
  • The Department conducted a Customer Satisfaction Survey in 2007, and 40% of the
    people indicated that they visit Home Affairs offices to gather information
  • As part of the Quick Wins in the Turnaround programme, the Department rolled out a
    Track & Trace system as well as a client Contact Centre to improve service delivery. The
    Customer Service Centre comprises of an outsourced first line call centre and in-house
    second line case resolution units and has been fully operational as from 23 November

                              Highly Confidential                                   Small District Office
            Sit-down counters
                                                                  Access Ramps at entrance
                                                                                             Disabled toilet facilities

           Model office designs adapted to the needs of the disabled, the elderly and
                                      vulnerable citizens
Reference: DHA model office designs for standard service point types, version 2                                           39
                          Highly Confidential                                             Birth Network Expansion

ID Yourselves Campaign
Overview of ID yourselves Campaign
  This campaign was an initiative of DHA with a few stakeholders.
         SABC { Providing the platform for information distribution}
         IEC    { Encouraging young people to register and to vote}
         NYC { Mobilise the young people to ID themselves}
         DoE { Provide letters to all education office to allow entrance to schools}

  The total campaign was aimed at encouraging young people to ID themselves at the age of 16.
         Emphasis on the importance of obtaining an ID document at an early age.
         Circulate Pamphlets and handouts to schools
         Presentations on TV programs targeting the youth
         All 9 Local radio stations used to share information on a weekly basis
         Targeted 100 000 young people registered, we are at 82277 this will continue.

Notes:                                                                                                         40
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•Home Affairs is obliged to provide information to everyone
on services it provides
•Campaigns and imbizo’s are used to provide information
•Website is also another mechanism used to access
•TV and radio is used to give information in different
•Home Affairs established a unit that deals with issues of
the designated groups and children, and appointed a
person with disability as a focal point, dealing with disability
•In the process of engaging the experts dealing with issues
of accommodation as per the Integrated National Disability
Strategy requirements
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