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South Africa & DRC: Government biometrics contracts raise mismanagement concerns

Changes to government contracts with private contractors and their partners have come under scrutiny in two countries this week. In…

 

South Africa urged to adopt biometrics amid growing ID fraud

There have been recommendations from various quarters for the South African government to adopt biometric technology in order to stem…

 

Biometric digital identity can preserve remote exam integrity for South Africa’s universities

This is a guest post by Tshepo Magoma, a Yoti Digital Identity Fellow. The pandemic continues to open several opportunities for digital…

 

Smartmatic wins Uganda biometric voter registration kit contract with $22.4M bid

After last week’s special report on Nigeria and Ghana, we cast our biometrics news net across the African continent again…

 

Corruption imposes additional barrier to digital identity in South Africa

This is a guest post by Tshepo Magoma, a Yoti Digital Identity Fellow. The level of corruption is the biggest stumbling block…

 

Mühlbauer biometric tax ID cards for Congo, beta app problems for Africa’s largest digital ID system

Nigeria’s biometrics-backed ID ambitions have taken another twist as more people try the new government app to manage their identities…

 

Buguroo behavioral biometrics fight bank fraud in ZA, HSBC Malaysia deploys Nuance voice biometrics

South Africa’s Puleng Technologies has partnered with buguroo to bring behavioral biometrics to the fight against bank fraud in South Africa,…

 

Secure digital identity takes on new importance for South Africans amid lockdowns

This is a guest post by Tshepo Magoma, a Yoti Digital Identity Fellow. With the fast spread of COVID-19, South Africa…

 

Face biometrics integrated for onboarding in NA by Ipsidy and Intellicheck, ZA by BioID and Comcorp

Intellicheck and Ipsidy have formed a partnership to bring what the companies call an enhanced suite of solutions for comprehensive real-time…

 

Biometrics deployed by Interpol to fight terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region

The breadth of applications of biometrics is evident in this week’s roundup of news in Africa, from counter terrorism activities…

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