Why al-Qaeda loves our passport

Why al-Qaeda loves our passport

There are serious security questions about the new SA passport which was quietly introduced last year and Home Affairs declined to answer them.

So why do  forgers, hoods and al-Qaeda just adore our new Mickey Mouse passports?

Home Affairs happily cranked out sub-standard passports for 13 years – until April last year when international pressure forced the department to introduce a new passport incorporating the technology it had spurned all those years ago.

Needless to say, the government has turned a blind eye to the dirty tricks perpetrated by its minions. Taxpayers will pay the price.

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Submitted by : Pete Swanepoel of MONTCLAIR on 2011-11-23 11:05:26
The issue here is not the passports - don't follow the red herring. It's the THEFT. Our Dear Leaders get us millions of Rands worth for our tax money. Billions of Rands of our tax money.
Submitted by : Wayne Van Der Merwe of Johannesburg on 2010-06-28 12:27:41
At the end of the day if the people working at home affairs are dishonest, then fraud will continue - systems are only as strong and secure as the people operating them
Submitted by : Anthony Krijger of Westville on 2010-06-26 09:16:59
Quite correct Barry. Anyone with an old fake passport can simply apply for a new one when the fake "expires". No checks are done.
Submitted by : Barry Solomon on 2010-06-25 13:32:20
They can make the passport as secure as they like, the problem is the supporting documents required to get a passport. These are quite easily forged.


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