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

Chapter 2 : Population Register

7. Assignment of identity numbers



(1) The Director-General shall assign an identity number to every person whose particulars are included in the population register in terms of section 8.


(2) An identity number shall be compiled in the prescribed manner out of figures and shall, in addition to a serial, index and control number, consist of a reproduction, in figure codes, of the following particulars, and no other particulars whatsoever, of the person to whom it has been assigned, namely—
(a) his or her date of birth and gender; and
(b) whether or not he or she is a South African citizen.


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