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Home affairs earmarks three countries for e-visas pilot

In 2020, the department will add China, India and Nigeria to its e-visas pilot, which is being tested in Kenya.

5:50
13 Nov

SITA blames budget constraints for poor service delivery

The IT agency admits challenges resulting in it failing to fix IT systems for government departments amid calls for it to be closed down.

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Aug 12, 2019

SA government sites hit by downtime

Several government department Web sites on the gov.za domain remained offline for most of last night and into this morning, one year after a similar incident occurred.

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New app helps users digitally prove who they are

The WhoYou app uses mobile biometric tech and algorithms to verify a person’s identity against the South African National Population Register.

2:10

Home affairs eyes speedy rollout of biometric ID system

The ministry pins its hopes on an automated biometric identification system, as it looks to fight identity theft and ID duplication.

1:40

Parly committee launches Twitter account

The home affairs portfolio committee turns to social media to strengthen its oversight work.

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Home affairs Web site remains offline

The Department of Home Affairs is mum on when its official Web site will be back online, as downtime period reaches two weeks.

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Home affairs portal goes offline

The Department of Home Affairs announces a brief time-out of its online applications tool, noting the service will be back up on Monday.

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Last chance to have your say on Home Affairs' modernisation plan

Only three days left to comment on the DHA's White Paper, which seeks to make the department fully digitised.

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Home affairs wants modernisation feedback

The department issues a draft white paper outlining its modernisation roadmap and calls for comment by 18 February.

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Ekurhuleni urges residents to collect smart IDs

The city calls on residents to collect their identity documents, as over 19 000 microchip-embedded cards gather dust at its home affairs office.

1:10

Government ready to make e-visas a reality

President Cyril Ramaphosa promises implementation of an electronic visa system, as the country looks to tourism for economic growth opportunities.

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