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Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (Act No. 25 of 2002)


Notice No. 1046

2 August 2002


(English text signed by the President.)

(Assented to 31 July 2002. )


It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:


To provide for the facilitation and regulation of electronic communications and transactions; to provide for the development of a national e-strategy for the Republic; to promote universal access to electronic communications and transactions and the use of electronic transactions by SMMEs; to provide for human resource development in electronic transactions; to prevent abuse of information systems; to encourage the use of e-government services; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows: