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.

Jul 15, 2020

Demand for tech to decrypt SA drivers’ licences increases

There has been an increase in security measures throughout SA due to lockdown, and as such, the authorities and commerce need to confirm the identity of people.

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.

Jan 21, 2020

Blockchain, AI, biometrics to disrupt travel industry in 2020

The joint force between new technologies and travel is significantly impacting how people travel, increasing the number of global tourists.

Jan 15, 2020

Banks launch facial biometrics for retail payments in Nigeria and mobile services in South Africa

Nigeria’s Access Bank says its technology will provide fast, convenient payments without using a card, while Standard Bank's offering will provide secure digital banking, says Andrew van der Hoven, head of digital banking at Standard Bank.

Aug 26, 2019

Facial recognition helps protect digital identities

Pairing facial recognition with social or behavioural information makes it more difficult to comprise an identity, says Trueface.


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.

Jul 15, 2019

Fujitsu consigns passwords to history with new PalmSecure biometric offering

Fujitsu introduces an extended range of PalmSecure-based biometric security solutions that makes biometric ID easy to use across a variety of day-to-day applications.

Feb 11, 2019

Smartphones unleash the next biometric revolution

The mobile biometrics market will surge as smartphone owners increasingly use fingerprint, facial, speech and iris recognition for authentication.


Post office taps local player for beneficiaries' biometrics

SAPO appoints an authentication provider to boost verification systems for welfare beneficiaries, amid fears SASSA's coffers will run dry.


Capitec, FNB at loggerheads over biometrics claim

First National Bank claims to have this week launched the first ATMs that use biometric identification in SA; a claim Capitec strongly disputes.

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