Did the 13-digit Identity Number Change?
Yes, the 13-digit identity number issued from the early 1970's did indeed change after 1994. The first 13-digit identity numbers issued distinguished between race. During 1994 this was changed and South Africans received a new 13-digit identity number, which no longer distinguished between race.
Can I Find the New 13-digit Identity Number?
Paying members of GenDatabase.com do have access to verify the new identity number of a person. Members can simply enter the first 10 digits of the old identity number and our system will verify and display the correct new 13-digit identity number.