Smartcard to replace ID book
The Home Affairs Minister reveals a new ID Smartcard in Parliament.
CAPE TOWN - South Africans will be getting smartcards which will replace identity documents as soon as next year, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced on Wednesday.
She made the announcement during her budget vote in Parliament, Cape Town.
The new ID card is the size of a credit card.
It will have a microchip containing the bearer's personal information.
The minister showed off her card in Parliament.
The card had a picture and other information.
The microchip contains all the other necessary particulars.
Home Affairs will pilot the system before the official roll out.