News Archive

News and announcements concerning the South African Identity Federation.

Impact of the commencement of POPIA

Yesterday President Cyril Ramaphosa proclaimed the commencement of the bulk of the remainder of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) from 1 July 2020. This sets in motion a number of things, including a requirement for compliance within one year of commencement. POPIA has profound implications for the way South Africans handle personal information, and particularly for services like identity federation.


The South African Theological Seminary has signed the Participation Agreement, completed their SAML technical integration and are the first privately owned institution in South Africa to join SAFIRE. We would like to welcome SATS on board as a fully functioning identity provider.

South African Identity Federation