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Home affairs live-capture system experiences downtime

The department says the processing and collection of smart ID cards and passports has been affected as a result. 

Aug 26, 2020

Missing master files in dodgy EOH tender baffle Parliament

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs is critical of the delay in concluding an investigation into the missing master files in a R400 million contract involving EOH.


ICT tender: Procurement recovery

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees an increase in government procurement activity.

Jun 30, 2020

Vodacom’s TOBi chatbot allows subscribers to self-RICA

The telco says this is a convenient way to self-RICA, while observing COVID-19 lockdown social distancing requirements.


Boost for home affairs’ modernisation roadmap

The department receives R1.9 billion over the medium-term, to continue with the modernisation programme of its systems.

Feb 12, 2020

Standard Bank adds facial recognition to app security

The bank unveils the next phase of its digital banking security, which sees it introduce facial recognition authentication to its mobile app.


FNB adds Limpopo to roll out smart IDs, passports

The bank expands the service for smart IDs and passports to its customers in Limpopo.


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.

Nov 13, 2019

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.

Aug 12, 2019

SA government sites hit by downtime

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


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.


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.

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