South African ID card roll out begins in July

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor told a media briefing in Parliament last week that the Home Affairs department would start producing smart ID cards, which have strong security features to prevent fraud and corruption. According to reports, Pandor said the old green ID book would be phased out. “We will get rid of the ID…

Gabon selects Gemalto to build secure and reliable biometric national registry

Gemalto has been selected by the State of Gabon for its national biometric identification initiative, following an international tender. The program aims to build a reliable national biometric civil registry to replace paper identification with electronic documents and generate a secure electoral register ahead of the local 2013 elections. The agreement supports Digital Gabon strategic…