Sept 2023 1st edition

Letters to the Editor


Dear Vuk’uzenzele  

Thank you for an informative newspaper.

My name is Johannes Paaka, and I am long-distance truck driver from Ermelo in Mpumalanga.

Could you kindly explain the process of getting a new passport?  


Johannes Paaka


Dear Johannes  

Thank you for your letter.

Kindly note that the Department charges R600 for a new passport. You must have a South African identity document to apply for a passport, or if you are a child, a birth certificate.

The Department of Home Affairs has launched an online booking system for some offices. For a list of the offices, visit To book an appointment go to

Alternatively, you can contact Kgomotso Shilubane on 060 976 7521 or email:

Warm regards Vuk’uzenzele 

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