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

Chapter IV : E-Government Services

28. Requirements may be specified



1) In any case where a public body performs any of the functions referred to in section 27, such body may specify by notice in the Gazette
a) the manner and format in which the data messages must be filed, created, retained or issued;
b) in cases where the data message has to be signed, the type of electronic signature required;
c) the manner and format in which such electronic signature must be attached to, incorporated in or otherwise associated with the data message;
d) the identity of or criteria that must be met by any authentication service provider used by the person filing the data message or that such authentication service provider must be a preferred authentication service provider;
e) the appropriate control processes and procedures to ensure adequate integrity, security and confidentiality of data messages or payments; and
f) any other requirements for data messages or payments.


2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(d) the South African Post Office Limited is a preferred authentication service provider and the Minister may designate any other authentication service provider as a preferred authentication service provider based on such authentication service provider's obligations in respect of the provision of universal access.