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Home affairs deploys tech to fight snaking queues

The department tells Parliament that an online appointment system is in the works, as part of the intervention strategies to reduce long queues at its branches.

Jul 14, 2021

Despite SITA, EOH is still getting govt tenders, says CEO

Stephen van Coller believes there’s no reason to blacklist the firm, and has no sympathy for the perpetrators of corruption who left EOH with R4 billion debt.


FNB stands firm on the need for branches

First National Bank, the self-proclaimed ‘digital first’ bank, confirms plans to open an additional 50 new community branches by 2023.

Jun 30, 2021

FNB extends reach to KZN for smart ID collections

The bank’s customers in KwaZulu-Natal can now collect their smart IDs and passports at the Cornubia branch.

May 27, 2021

Corruption has cost EOH dearly, says CEO Van Coller

EOH’s new management works to repay R2 billion of the R4 billion legacy debt that was racked up due to poor management and looting.

May 26, 2021

Damning report reveals EOH manipulation of R400m tender

The forensic report shows how EOH, in cahoots with DHA executives, connived to fleece the department by manipulating bid specifications and overcharging for services.


SA’s e-visa system to reach more countries

The Department of Home Affairs adds 10 more countries for the roll out of its electronic visa system.

May 14, 2021

Mask or no mask, Idemia wins face recognition contest

Biometric solutions company Idemia says its new facial recognition technology can accurately identify people wearing face masks.

Apr 21, 2021

SITA flags R400m biometrics DHA contract for non-compliance

The State IT Agency says cession of the home affairs contract to IDEMIA is anticompetitive, as it does not comply with procurement laws and regulations.


FNB puts data control back into customers’ hands

First National Bank rolls out MyProfile and Business Profile, to make it easier for individual and business customers to update their personal information with the bank.

Apr 19, 2021

EOH resets rules of engagement over legacy govt contracts

In the past 18 months, the company successfully settled previous troublesome contracts with the state, and is now forging a fresh relationship with government entities.


No end in sight to DHA’s biometrics tender furore

Some members failed to participate in Friday’s meeting due to load-shedding and the matter was deferred, says the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs.

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