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Sign Documents Quickly by doing it Electronically

To sign documents is often a time-consuming and frustrating business. It can take weeks to get a signature from each party on a document. This is often how it plays out: one party prints two copies of a document, signs both [...]

Deeds Registries Amendment Bill has been published

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform published the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill on the 9th of March earlier this year. This marked a thirty-day period where the public commented on the changes the Bill proposes to the Deeds [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |

Is a Witness Signature required on a Contract or Agreement?

Clients often ask us whether a witness needs to sign an agreement? Is a witness signature required? What are the rules for a contract witness? There are often two spaces on agreements for a witness to sign in addition to [...]

By | August 16th, 2015|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , |

Spring Forest Trading v Wilberry

In the case of Spring Forest Trading v Wilberry, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal held that electronic signatures were binding and that the parties had validly cancelled a contract by email signature in terms of a non-variation clause [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , , |

Advanced Electronic Signatures?

Many people have been wondering when it will be possible to get and use an advanced electronic signature. Well, the day has arrived. An advanced electronic signature is basically an electronic signature that has been accredited by the South African Accreditation Authority. [...]

By | September 3rd, 2012|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , |

The Law regards Automatic and Electronic Processes

Many organisations are taking processes and looking to see how they can do them electronically and automatically. There are obviously huge benefits in using electronic processes - saving time and money being the most obvious. For example, many organisations are implementing the Companies [...]

Guide to “Advanced” Electronic Signatures

On Wednesday 20 June 2007 the Minister of Communications published the Accreditation Regulations in terms of section 41, read with section 94 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 25 of 2002 (ECT Act).  The Accreditation Authority (AA) is responsible [...]