New SA ID Card

You can now apply for the new South Africa ID cards online

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You can now apply for your new SA ID card online at

The site looks pretty good for a government website and seems to work well. The only problem is that when I tried to register I got this error message:

Please take note of the following:
We are unable to register you right now, please contact your nearest Home Affairs branch for assistance.

So I’m not sure if I’m not allowed to register or if it’s between a certain age group or what the problem is. I would really like to get one of these new ID cards because it’s such a hassle walking around with an old ID book and you never have it with you when you need it.

I also think they should have done this ages ago because now you can just keep it in your wallet and you will always have it with you. And you can wash it with your clothes unlike an ID book. Am I right?

Please comment below how you found the experience and any updates that you can supply me with and I will post it here. Maybe there’s something we don’t know.

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Hi. I'm currently 31 years old and I'm a full time Front-End Web Developer. I love cats and I love life.... sometimes. I created this blog when I was figuring out how Wordpress works and it eventually started to get a whole lot of traffic. I'm now trying to help fellow South Africans with general how to stuff for example how to renew your car license disc and also reviews like restaurants etc. I haven't done much yet but I will soon start to do more and more. I will try to write as many blog posts as I can. I hope you enjoy this blog and don't forget to leave a comment. Oh and you're welcome to write a guest post or review. Just click on Write Guest Post on the top main menu.
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1 comment

  1. Arno Nico Van der Walt January 15, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I get the exact same message “We are unable to register you right now, please contact your nearest Home Affairs branch for assistance.”

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