Partnership for smart cards is smart thinking

08 April 2016 - 02:36 By The Times Editorial

It is a welcome move by government to partner with the banking sector in order to extend public services to the people. Yesterday the Department of Home Affairs launched its E-channel pilot project, which allows South Africans to apply for smart ID cards and passports at financial institutions.By teaming up with the Big Four banks - Absa, FNB, Nedbank and Standard - the department is presenting a new face to the nation, and that is good news.

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