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

Chapter IV : E-Government Services

27. Acceptance of electronic filing and issuing of documents


Any public body that, pursuant to any law—

(a) accepts the filing of documents, or requires that documents be created or retained;
(b) issues any permit, licence or approval; or
(c) provides for a manner of payment, may, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in such law—
(i) accept the filing of such documents, or the creation or retention of such documents in the form of data messages;
(ii) issue such permit, licence or approval in the form of a data message; or
(iii) make or receive payment in electronic form or by electronic means.