The economy of South Africa is the second largest in Africa, after Nigeria. South Africa accounts for 35 percent of Africa’s gross domestic product (PPP), and it is ranked as an upper-middle-income economy by the World Bank. $280.37 billion (2017 est.) (nominal) $758.12 billion (2017 est.) (PPP).
In 2015, the employment rate (total employment as a share of the population aged 15-74) was around 42% (well below the OECD average of 60.0%).
Key Background Checks
Confirms existence of a candidate’s criminal case record by searching government authority databases.
Will include name of the candidate, national Identity details. Additional details may be required depending on the requirements
Will include details of the convictions based on the searched databases.
Not all the databases contain information with unique identifiers (National ID). This may result in multiple matches, none of which may be the candidate. Until and Unless a concrete proof is there, ABO shall assume the case as clear. Also, the level of detail will depend on the nature of the database and the laws of the country. For further information, please visit the FAQ section at the bottom of the page.
To verify whether the identity of the individual is genuine upto a certain limit based on available data
Will include name of the candidate, National ID details. Additional details may be sought in case further needs arise.
Will include whether the national id number matches with the name of the person. May include details about Permanent address, and family
The National Identity verification will be able to verify only that information which is present in the databse. The National ID verification may not gurantee the genuinity of the document itself. For further information, please visit FAQ section below.
Verify the employment history of the candidate
Name of the candidate, Previous employment employee id, National Identity details, Signed release. Additional details may be required depending on the requirements
Will include employment genuiness, tenure and designation. May include salary of the candidate, any adverse comments, eligibility for rehire and reporting manager name
Verification of entrepreneurs and freelancers may not be possible.Typically 15% of these checks remain unverified despite AuthBridgeOnline’s best efforts either because the previous organization has ceased to exist, merged with another entity, does not have records beyond a certain date, does not entertain verification as a policy, Reporting Manager’s number is non contactable, is not responding despite stated number of attempts or does not have a digital presence. These checks will also be considered as “Completed” and no refund will be applicable. AuthBridgeOnline and its verification partners will make a maximum of 5 attempts via e-mail or telephone to procure the required information from HR or later with the Reporting Manager. In case an external database fee is there, the client shall be charged the same. No refund will be applicable in case the client wants to retrieve the check.
Verify the education qualifications of the candidate
Will include Name of the candidate, name of the degree, Course name, national ID number, Student ID. Additional details may be required depending on the requirements
Will include education genuiness, Course name, Year of Passing. May include candidate grade, credits of the candidate, and details about major and minor
Typically 15% of these checks may take much longer than expected Turn-around Time to complete due to temporary closure of Institutes during vacation time, festival season, examination or local disturbances. ARS would endeavor to minimize the impact of such closures on its delivery. In case an external database usage is required, the client shall be notified of the same. No refund will be applicable in case the client wants to retrieve the check In case a field visit is required owing to the digital absence of the company, additional fees may be applicable. AuthBridgeOnline will notify the user of the same. In case the education institute is not government recognized, or in the black list, ABO shall report the case as discrepant. For further details, please visit the FAQ section at the bottom of the page.
Data privacy and protection in South Africa is governed by the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 South Africa. It includes that the collected information is relevant and updated at all times. Any particular individual has a right to refuse verification under certain situations. Further, personal information should not be retained for any longer other than necessary or unless it is authorized by law.