For immediate release
 
15 June 2015
 
City And Home Affairs To Issue Smart Identity Documents To Empower EThekwini Youth
 
EThekwini Municipality in conjunction with the Department of Home Affairs will empower hundreds of young people in the western region of the City tomorrow, 16/06/2015, when they hand over free Smart Identity Cards that will open doors of employment, housing and education, enabling the youth to reach for their dreams.
 
The Grade 11 and 12 learners from four schools, namely Siyajabula High School, Maqhutshana High School, Thabela High School and Entabeni High School, in Ward 103, KwaNyuswa, have been chosen through initiatives by Operation Sukuma Sakhe and the Office of the Mayor’s Youth Office.
 
The Smart ID drive hopes to reach young people from previously disadvantaged communities to ensure that they also access government services.
 
The Mayor invites all members of the media to cover this momentous event.
 
Details of the venue and date are as follows:
Date: 16 June 2015
Time: 8h00
Venue: Home Affairs Office, Pinetown
 
For more information on ID campaign launch, kindly contact Mr Sipho Mthethwa on 083 313 4319.
ENDS
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.
For more information contact Gugu Mbonambi on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 3114818 or email:princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za