'2013 matrics must apply early for IDs'

The Home Affairs Minister has called on grade 11 pupils to apply for their green ID books early.

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor on Monday called on all grade 11 learners to apply for their green ID books this year.

She said this will allow learners to register on time for their final examinations in 2013.

Pandor said having ones Identity Document was important, as it was one of the prerequisites required to complete matric.

The minister's spokesperson, Lunga Ngqengelele, said the minister had since announced a call centre dedicated to helping grade 12 learners as well.

"We also understand there may be those whose names have been miss-spelled, so we will try to resolve that issue."