SAFIRE 2016-09-12 guy d0418d5 Welcome to the South African Identity Federation (SAFIRE) — the national academic identity federation for the South African research and higher education community. Latest News SAFIRE Steering Committee 2017/2018 (2017-10-25) - We’re please to announce the completion of an election process to appoint the inaugral SAFIRE Steering Commitee in terms of the new terms of reference. … SAFIRE Steering Committee Terms of Reference Approved (2017-09-26) - At its 26 September 2017 meeting, TENET’s Board of Directors approved terms of reference for a SAFIRE Steering Committee. … SAFIRE Website Update (2017-09-20) - SAFIRE’s website was originally created using Wordpress, something that was inherited when custodianship of the federation passed to TENET. For various reasons we have decided to abandon Wordpress in favour of a modern static site generator, and have chosen to adopt Hugo. One substantial benefit of this approach is increased transparency, particularly around changes to policies. The Hugo source is stored in a public GitHub repository, thus allowing Participants to peruse the commit history of any document. … NWU joins SAFIRE (2017-09-19) - North West University (NWU) has signed the Participation Agreement and joined SAFIRE as a full participant. NWU completed technical integration some time ago, and so are able to immediately take advantage of the services provided by their federation. Their first login happened within ten minutes of updated metadata being published.