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Identification Act, 1997 (Act No. 68 of 1997)

Chapter 5 : General Provisions

19. Correction, cancellation and replacement

 

 

(1) If—
(a) an identity card does not reflect correctly the particulars of the person to whom it was issued; or
(b) a temporary identity certificate or any certificate does not reflect correctly the particulars of the person to whom it was issued,

the person concerned or the guardian of the person to whom the card or certificate was issued, as the case may be, shall within the prescribed period hand over or send by registered post the identity card, temporary identity certificate or certificate, as the case may be, to the Director-General.

 

(2) If the identity card, temporary identity certificate or certificate referred to in subsection (1) is not handed over or sent in accordance with that subsection, the Director-General may in the prescribed manner obtain restoration thereof or seize it.

 

(3) If by virtue of this section the Director-General has obtained possession of—
(a) an identity card, he or she shall, subject to section 16, without delay cancel it in the prescribed manner and, subject to sections 9 and 10, replace it with a corrected identity card; or
(b) a temporary identity certificate or any certificate, he or she shall without delay—
(i) effect the necessary corrections directly on the temporary identity certificate or certificate, as the case may be, if in his or her opinion it can be done; or
(ii) in the prescribed manner cancel and replace it with a corrected temporary identity certificate or appropriate certificate, as the case may be.

 

(4) When it comes to the attention of the Director-General that an identity card has been issued to a person whose name is not required in terms of section 3 to be included in the population register, the Director-General shall request that person to return the identity card for cancellation.

 


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