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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.