- YYMMDD – Pretty straight forward, this is simply you date of birth.
- SSSS – This is a sequential number registered from 0000 – 4999 for females and 5000...
November 12, 2012
All of us over the age of 16 in South Africa have them – but have you ever wondered where your ID document’s barcode comes from and how it works? Hit ‘Read More’ below if your curiosity has been piqued!
Each South African ID number is a 13 digit number defined as YYMMDD SSSS CAZ – which deciphers as follows:
Our blog researchers include local barcode experts from the SA Barcodes team: Cat Robinson and Andreas van Wyk
SA Barcodes Team
The aim of this page is to educate you, our customer, with all the information you may require about the different facets of barcodes and how they work.