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

Accreditation Regulations

Chapter II : Application for accreditation

12. Refusal of application for accreditation

 

 

1) The South African Accreditation Authority may refuse to accredit an authentication product or service resulting in or used to support an electronic signature, subject to sub-regulations (2) and (3), if –
a) the applicant does not provide the South African Accreditation Authority with the information contemplated in regulation 7 or the information is not complete;
b) the applicant does not comply with the Act or these regulations; or
c) an authentication service provider fails to submit an appropriate audit report as contemplated in regulation 7(k) or fails to comply with any recommendation of the South African Accreditation Authority pursuant to the audit report or an inspection or evaluation.

 

2) The South African Accreditation Authority must grant an applicant the opportunity to make written representation on the reasons for refusal of accreditation.

 

3) The South African Accreditation Authority must grant an applicant the opportunity to comply, within a period of 30 days, with any requirement that will render the applicant's authentication product or service accreditable.