Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his Department will beef up its biometric systems to cut down on the number of identity documents (IDs) that are illegally issued to foreign nationals.

The Minister spoke says this upgrade forms part of also tackling the high incidences of corruption.

Motsoaledi says the Home Affairs National Information System, or HANIS, currently in use around the country, can, unfortunately, be abused or manipulated by corrupt officials.

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The Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsolaedi has confirmed that 51 people were rescued from a Chinese-owned factory in Ekurhuleni, over the weekend.

The Minister says the 51 people were in the country illegally.

He spoke to eNCA and says the victims were rescued after a tip-off from members of the public.

Motsoaledi says the victims had been kept in slave-like conditions.

Watch the full interview here.

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