Electronic Signature Law

/Electronic Signature Law

Signatures includes handwritten, electronic, advanced electronic signatures, or digital signatures.

The Law regards Automatic and Electronic Processes

Many organisations are taking processes and looking to see how they can do them electronically and automatically. Putting digital first or moving from a paper-based environment to a digital environment. There are obviously huge benefits to going digital - [...]

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 [...]

By |2019-06-27T09:19:14+02:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , |

Is it possible to eSign or use an Online Signature?

People everywhere want to know if they can eSign or use an online signature to sign documents, and whether or not such electronic signatures really are important. They want to know about how the law recognises electronic signatures. They're asking [...]

By |2019-06-27T12:24:34+02:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , |

Are you ready for an Electronic Signature Assessment?

Most of us have experienced the frustration of chasing hand-written signatures. This can be a long and expensive process, especially when the people whose signatures are required are unable to meet, are far away, or just have very busy schedules. [...]

By |2019-06-27T12:33:46+02:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , |

Guide to Advanced Electronic Signatures

Advanced electronic signatures are those electronic signatures which have ‘passed a test' or been accredited. Think of this as a type of "stamp of approval". Without it, certain electronic signatures will simply not be considered good enough to be used to [...]

Get an Advanced Electronic Signature

For a long time, many people wondered when it will be possible to get and use an advanced electronic signature. Well, they finally are a reality now, and the law even specifically requires you to use them, in some cases. [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:15+02:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Spring Forest Trading v Wilberry

Is it possible to cancel a contract and to sign it with just the use of emails? In the case of Spring Forest Trading v Wilberry, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal held that electronic signatures were binding and [...]

Electronic signatures and cryptography

Digital signatures, digital certificates, and advanced electronic signatures are all types of electronic signatures that use cryptography to authenticate the identity of the person signing and to secure their electronic signature. They are all very reliable, but they each have [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:34+02:00January 14th, 2014|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , |

Electronic Signature of Credit Agreements

The electronic signature of credit agreements is problematic! Electronic signatures are taking off across all kinds of industries in South Africa. The credit industry is often an early adopter of emerging technologies - and electronic signatures are no exception. Credit [...]

By |2019-07-11T12:28:21+02:00October 21st, 2013|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , |