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Feb 12, 2018

SA woman's 'non-existent' fingerprints captured

Fingerprint scanning technology reveals a Cape Flats woman's fingerprints for the first time.


Biometrics not a threat

The biometrics in South African identity documents offers advanced security features rather than a means to control citizens, says an analyst.

May 8, 2015

Home affairs targets 2.2m smart IDs

By next March at the latest, South Africans will be able to get a smart ID at any of the big four banks.

Feb 17, 2015

Home affairs taps banks in smart ID rollout

A pilot project will kick off by the end of next month to test the viability of banks handling smart ID applications.

Feb 26, 2014

Home affairs targets 3m smart IDs this year

The transition from ID books to smart IDs will take place over six years, says the department.

Oct 23, 2013

Home affairs investment pays off

The department's IT modernisation project has led to gains in getting documents issued faster.

Feb 27, 2013

R1bn to modernise home affairs

A modernisation programme will replace outdated and obsolete legacy systems, as well as improve security.

Feb 15, 2013

Smart ID cards 'this year'

Home affairs finalises the rollout plan to replace millions of ID books with smart ID cards.

Dec 18, 2012

Smart card ID 'soon'

Home Affairs is on track with its modernisation programme.

Oct 25, 2012

'Who Am I Online' delayed

Home affairs saves R100 million as its modernisation project is held up.

Oct 1, 2012

DHA security below standard

The Department of Home Affairs has an over-dependence on private security companies.

Aug 27, 2012

No smart card corruption, says SITA

The problems that derailed the smart ID card project were administrative and involved no corruption, says the State IT Agency.

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