Daon named identity platform provider for South African WAIO program

Today, Daon announced that GijimaAst has selected it as the identity platform provider for the “Who Am I Online (WAIO) (I am I said)’” program in South Africa. The Department of Home Affairs-driven program calls for the delivery of a single citizen-centric application that is focused around the population registration, administration and management of life-events within a South African citizen’s life, integrating into the existing Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

With the 2010 World Cup right around the corner, the WAIO project hopes to ensure that the country is ready to play host to the global event. But long-term, the goal is that all South Africans will receive greater benefits as their interaction with the Department of Home Affairs will be enhanced through improved, efficient and effective service delivery, assisted by a superior automated technology.

There’s also the hope that the new system will pave the way for future smart chip-based technologies such as the electronic passport, smart card ID, electronic health cards, and drivers’ licenses.

“Daon is honoured and delighted to work with GijimaAst as they implement this highly prestigious identity – centric transformational program, ” said Daon CEO Tom Grissen. “We take pride in supporting GijimaAst in the deployment of a state-of-the-art solution as they prepare for World Cup 2010.”

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