South African national identification and registration bill approved by Cabinet

South African Cabinet approves a draft National Identification and Registration Bill, aiming to establish a unified national information system by integrating existing databases. The bill, nearing completion for public feedback, seeks to create a single database for all residents in South Africa.

South African cabinet approved a draft National Identification and Registration Bill 2022, which will see the creation of a single integrated national information system for all persons living in South Africa. This will involve the integration of the three existing databases into one database being used in the country. On 18 February 2023, the Minister of Home Affairs revealed that final touches were being made on the bill, which would be released for public comments.