About Us

About Us

SMART FIVE is a group of positive thinkers and hard workers who pride themselves on quality, versatility and service. Not only do we print PVC cards, but also supply almost every product or solution related to the printing and use of PVC cards.

Considered Smart5a synonym for service excellence in the card market and having grown steadily from a provincial, to national and now international supplier, we are serving and supplying government, private and corporate clients, with our outstanding card solutions. SMART FIVE was nominated the fastest growing card company in the card market in 2003, 2007 and 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and will continue to do so for the years to come.

In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Smart Five was nominated the largest supplier of Datacard instant issuance products and consumables in Southern Africa.Our growth is largely credited to our valued sub-suppliers and end-user clients who through loyal support, word of mouth and special projects have helped us to achieve these awards.We believe in equal opportunity and self-empowerment to serve the needs of our clients and workforce alike. We are a Level 4 BEE Contributor .

We have a very high regard for sensitivity issues, as such; our solutions have multiple security levels to prevent unauthorised access. A high data integrity level throughout our systems ensures that you data is not misused or misplaced. We passionately savour the uniqueness that comes with each project.

At SMART FIVE, we know what is important to you – Your core business. Amongst our clients you will find many a distinguished body from all aforementioned sectors. So why not join the leaders and contact us for a FREE, no obligation consultation.


With over 20 years experience in the industry, Client Relationship Management is key to our team of experts. Smart Five would love to assist you with your Security problems or Access issues in the most efficient manner possible, while not draining your support budget with unnecessary call-out fees...

  • Hermann
    Hermann Hafenscher, Manager

    Hermann founded Smart Five in 1998. He cut his business-teeth in the mining sector as…

  • Alta
    Alta, Receptionist

    Alta has been with Smart Five since 2003. Having had a solid background in the…

  • Burger
    Burger, Production Manager

    Burger commenced his Smart Five career in 2009. Having been groomed in the world of…


Think of us as your personal print assistant!


Our Mission is to remain the largest and foremost supplier of PVC card solutions by putting the needs of the clients first. Through consultation, planning and designing together, our team of experts support our client base with cost-effective and fitting solutions tailor made to suit your business...

Trusted Identities | Secure Transactions

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. They also expect the ecosystems that allow this freedom and flexibility to be entirely reliable and secure. Smart Five Card Solutions offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make these ecosystems possible.

Consumer: Solutions For Financial Institutions & Other  Businesses

We empower our customers to create and deliver robust end-user experiences that build loyalty, trust and profitability. Our flexible solutions for card design and issuance, in a local or networked environment, can be integrated to existing management systems, to create powerful end-user experiences that echoes professionalism in new ways.

Citizen: Solutions For Regional Or National Governments

Citizens expect speed and convenience when they cross borders, vote and access e-gov services. Solution providers abound, but every increase in speed and ubiquity brings new challenges — primarily in terms of security, efficiency, cost and program risk. We offer technologies that empower governments to enhance service levels while strengthening security, mitigating risk and controlling costs. Solutions range from citizen enrollment and document issuance to technologies for authentication, renewal and revocation of physical and digital credentials.

Enterprise: Solutions For A Wide Range Of Security

Mobile devices, hosted applications and other new elements of enterprise ecosystems present tremendous upside in terms of innovation, collaboration and productivity. They also present new vulnerabilities. Entrust Datacard provides identity-based solutions that streamline and safeguard access — to facilities, networks and the cloud — for employees and other authorized users. The scalability of our identity-based solutions allows enterprises to respond quickly to changing security needs.

Our Commitment to Quality

Smart Five Card Solutions is continuously committed to quality in every aspect of serving our customers. As part of our ongoing effort to ensure the highest level of quality, we’ve launched key initiatives to ensure that our products and services meet the most demanding standards in the industry.


Datacard employs an ISO-registered Quality Management System, ensuring our products and services meet the most demanding standards in the industry. Recognized as a world-wide Quality Assurance standard, compliance to International Standard ISO 9001:2008 confirms to our customers that our Quality Management System meets exacting international standards of excellence.