Question NW253 to the Minister of Home Affairs

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24 July 2019 - NW253

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

Whether there is any (a) office or (b) mobile office service for the residents in Ward 79800043 in Gauteng; if not, why not; if so, (i) what are the relevant details and (ii) which office of the Department of Home Affairs in Gauteng is the closest to serve the people of the specified ward?


Ward 79800043 in question is Meadowlands residential area, within the City of Johannesburg municipality district, Gauteng Province.

a) Yes, the Department has four (4) offices, namely the Dobsonville, Orlando, Roodepoort and Maponya Mall offices, which are all within a radius of 10 km of Ward 79800043 in Gauteng and are servicing the residents thereof. In line with the current geographical access norms, the travel distance to a Home Affairs office in Gauteng is 25km. The population in question is therefore covered in terms of the Department’s norms and standards.

b) No.

(i) Contact details of the offices are provided below for ease of reference:

Name of the Office


Office Manager

Services rendered

Contact Details


11902 Kumalo Main Rd & Armitage St, Orlando West, Soweto, 1804

Pearl Poto

Smart Cards, Passports, Births, marriages and deaths

0119365666 072 610 0562


Luthuli St, Dobsonville, Johannesburg, 1863

Pearl Poto

Births, marriages and deaths only.

0119365666 072 610 0562


127 Albertina Sisulu Rd, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, 1724

Lingile Afrika

Smart Cards, Passports, Births, marriages and deaths

011 279 7300 072 611 7091

Maponya Mall

Shop 368,Chris Hani Road,Maponya Mall, SOWETO

Ruth Nthathe

Smart Cards, Passports, Births, marriages and deaths

072 919 9586

011 938 3296

(ii) The Orlando office is closest to serve residents of this ward as it is within a radius of 4 km and covers both the eastern and western side of Meadowlands. Dobsonville Home Affairs office is approximately 4 to 5km away and Maponya Mall office is approximately 7 Km away. The distance from Roodepoort Home Affairs office to the mentioned ward is at the most 10km.


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