South Africa identification number


13 digits that may contain spaces


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13 digits:

  • six digits in the format YYMMDD, which are the date of birth
  • four digits
  • a single-digit citizenship indicator
  • the digit "8" or "9"
  • one digit, which is a checksum digit



Keyword Highlighting


When keyword highlighting is supported in the contextual summary for a sensitive information type or a trainable classifier, in the Contextual Summary view of activity explorer, the keywords in a document that were matched to a policy are highlighted.


A DLP policy has high confidence that it's detected this type of sensitive information if, within a proximity of 300 characters:

  • The function Func_south_africa_identification_number finds content that matches the pattern.
  • A keyword from Keyword_south_africa_identification_number is found.
  • The checksum passes.
<!-- South Africa Identification Number -->
<Entity id="e2adf7cb-8ea6-4048-a2ed-d89eb65f2780" recommendedConfidence="85" patternsProximity="300">
  <Pattern confidenceLevel="85">
     <IdMatch idRef="Func_south_africa_identification_number"/>
     <Match idRef="Keyword_south_africa_identification_number"/>



  • Identity card
  • ID
  • Identification