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Biometric Update regularly publishes news about South Africa. The following set of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news about South Africa. More topics may be explored by reviewing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.

 

Nigeria, Portugal plan to improve biometric passport, residence permit issuance services

The government of Portugal has unveiled plans to soon make the renewal of residence permits for aliens automatic, provided they…

 

Plans for biometric surveillance reach epic scales with off-putting implications

A pair of troubling reports about plans for intensive biometric surveillance seem drawn from the nightmares of privacy advocates. The…

 

Three steps forward for airport biometrics, one step back

A single-token system for pre-flight checks appears to be a success at Hong Kong International Airport’s departure terminal. Similar biometric…

 

Biometric passport adoption trend grows amid data privacy, cost, issuance concerns

Multiple developments have emerged from different countries in recent days concerning biometric passports, from Pakistan announcing it has issued first…

 

PayByFace expansion brings retail biometrics to South Africa, India, UAE, US

Romanian biometric firm PayByFace has deployed its face recognition-powered payment solutions in South Africa, India, UAE, and the U.S. The…

 

Contactless biometrics from Tech5 integrated with ZA police, state enterprise platforms

Law enforcement and public enterprise software-maker Barizma has integrated contactless fingerprint and face biometrics from Tech5 with a pair of…

 

If the Kardashians bought biometric systems: South Africans bicker and battle over ABIS contract

The South African government has posted a lengthy tart reply to corruption accusations made by the shadow Home Affairs minister…

 

South Africa still waiting for biometric system upgrade after spending whole budgeted amount

South Africa paid out more than 280 million South African rand (approximately US$16.7 million) to EOH Holdings half a decade…

 

Stakeholders debate legality, efficacy of South Africa’s biometric SIM registry proposal

Mobile network operators and digital media companies in South Africa have taken a series of complaints about proposed biometric identity…

 

Minister says Nigeria’s ambitious digital ID registry should be complete by 2025

Nigeria’s minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says his country’s vision is to complete a…

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