Minister pleased with response to e-Channel project

Certain Home Affairs Department services are now being offered at banks in Gauteng and Cape Town.

FILE: Department of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. Picture: Home Affairs Twitter: @HomeAffairsSA

CAPE TOWN - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he is pleased with the response to his department's e-Channel pilot project.

The programme has seen certain Home Affairs Department services being offered at select banks in Gauteng and Cape Town.

Gigaba says officials will look at ways to improve the service.

"We are very happy with the uptake and we've already received positive feedback from young people who have been using the process. There's been about 10,000 people who have applied already. We'll continue to improve the information we provide."

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