Tag Archives: South Africa

Biometrics Institute launches an educational initiative in South Africa

The Biometrics Institute is pleased to announce its first activity in the African region; the running of the popular and well supported “Introduction to Biometrics” Short-course. The course will be held in South Africa on the 30 November – 1 December 2017. “The Biometrics Institute has been set up to educate on the responsible use of biometrics,” explains […]

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Datacard to supply personalisation solution for South Africa ID

The Government Printing Works in South Africa will be utilizing the Datacard® MX series card issuance and delivery systems for its new smart ID card program, improving the  security and efficiency in the personalisation and issuance process. Replacing their current green bar-coded paper ID books, South Africans will be able to receive a smart ID […]

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Gemalto inks document and SW contract for South Africa’s national electronic identity card program

Government Printing Works (GPW) of South Africa has selected Gemalto’s Sealys eID portfolio for their national identity program. GPW will harness Gemalto’s secure embedded software to protect the holder’s image and biometric data within the secure identity e-document, delivering outstanding levels of integrity and privacy. Moreover, GPW selected the high-end Sealys document fitted with the […]

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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 […]

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South African government on track with Smart ID card program

The South African Home Affairs Department has issued 100 pilot ID Smart Cards in the first two quarters of this year. According to Director General Mkuseli Apleni, the department also used the pilot program to test the functionality and durability of the smart ID. The smart card ID system will replace the current civic and […]

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Guinea to deploy new polycarbonate Identity Card from Trüb

Trüb will be supplying documents for one of Africa’s largest identity solutions for the Guinean government. The new identity card from Trüb is made of polycarbonate and is a key element of the comprehensive national identity solution to be implemented in the country. Trüb supplies the identity cards each citizen of Guinea will receive on […]

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Infineon provides security chips for South Africa’s largest government smart card project

Infineon Technologies supplies the security chips for the largest government smart card project in South Africa. Through Net1 UEPS Technologies, the government body “SASSA” (South African Social Security Agency) is issuing biometricallysecure EMV/UEPS debit chip cards for financial transactions of social grants across all of South Africa’s nine provinces. Infineon provides its SOLID FLASH™ SLE […]

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Gemalto Delivers Enrolment Solution for Benin’s Upcoming Presidential Elections

The Coesys enrolment solution from Gemalto has been selected to manage the secure biometric registration of voters in the Republic of Benin. The program, which targets all voting citizens, expects over six million people to be enrolled, for the March 2011 presidential elections. The Gemalto solution comprises over 3,200 Coesys mobile enrolment stations, which were […]

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