News Archive

News and announcements concerning the South African Identity Federation.

SAFIRE Steering Committee Elections

The time has come for the SAFIRE Participants Forum to re-elect Member Representatives seats for the Steering Committee 2018⁄2019. We are planning to hold this election during the SLA Reference Group meeting, to be held at Koponong Hotel on 15 August and all members of the Participants Forum would be welcome to attend the session (scheduled for 13:30).


The University of Pretoria has signed the Participation Agreement and joined SAFIRE. They are in the process of completing their SAML technical integration, and we hope to welcome them on board as a fully functioning identity provider in the near future.

SAFIRE Website Update

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.

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