It’s all systems go at Home Affairs offices as power has been restored at the department’s back office in Pretoria.

Citizens can visit offices from today for all Home Affairs services, including smart ID cards and passports.

“Power was restored early this morning, with technicians confirming it is all systems go after working around the clock to fix the problem speedily and minimise impact on citizens,” the Department of Home Affairs said in a statement.

On Tuesday, the department experienced a power failure at its back office, which had affected all live capture applications, including smart ID cards and passports, which could not be issued without first being cleared in this back office.

“The department would like to thank citizens and clients for patience and understanding,” the department said.

Source: South African Government News Agency

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