In order to gain greater economic benefits from the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), there is a rising demand for a digital identity program in South Africa. The country is in the early stages of adopting digital ID, and there has been a lot of interest from the public and organizations. According to the Department of Home Affairs, a new biometric-based digital identity system, dubbed NIS, is now being built in South Africa and will go a long way towards improving access to several services for citizens and other foreign nations living in the country (DHA). Limited access to important services, such as government benefits, financial services, education, and other critical services, has a severe impact in South Africa. It is through these ongoing conversations that we can construct a more inclusive digital economy and bring about the societal transformation we need by focusing on developing a more inclusive digital identity that citizens recognize and trust.
|How DID can solve identity problems
How interoperability solves data transparency
SSI solves the need for trust in the blue-collar worker segment.
Creating verified credentials for individuals and institutions
Digital Identity is making huge progress at the moment. We are seeing Consumer activity, demand from relying parties and Government enablement. However that does not make successful implementation inevitable.
What Digital Identity encompasses, how it should work and how Trust is achieved between parties can all be interpreted difficult. This session will look at the lessons learned in progressing Digital Identity to help others navigate the options and decisions that they too will need to make