Klerksdorp
11 May 2020
David Gaanakgomo

The Department of Home Affairs is at it again. This time concern the vulnerable. The queue at the Department of Home Affairs is long and full of children’s cry.
With lockdown rules it has become difficult to register your new-born child. Before lockdown the officials of home affairs use to go to the hospitals and clinics to register the new-borns. Now with the covid-19 it has become difficult for the officials to visit the maternity wards for the registration of the new-born babies.

 The entry to these wards are very strict as the immune system of the new-born is very weak.
The Department of Home Affairs was also closed for some of the services it renders due to the novel coronavirus. Among the services which were suspended included the registration of the new-born babies. The Department of Home Affairs of Klerksdorp sees its queues long. The worse part of it the people have to queue outside as its reception is too small. It does not only end there, a mother has to bring the child along to register the child as the infant’s fingerprints are required.


The cries of the new-born is very unbearable as they wait with their mothers. Every mother wants to get done and over it so that she could get to SASSA for the application of the child social grants. Being desperate for the social grants the mothers wait patiently with their new-born babies.
Otherwise the mothers won’t get the grants which they so much rely on to maintain the child.