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

Accreditation Regulations

Chapter II : Application for accreditation

6. Manner of application for accreditation

 

 

1) An application for accreditation in terms of the Act must be made to the South African Accreditation Authority by completing the application form that is available on the South African Accreditation Authority's website and must be supported by the information in regulation 7 and be accompanied by the nonrefundable application fee in regulation 29(1).

 

2) In order to ensure the confidentiality of applications, supporting information or any aspect of the operations of an applicant, the South African Accreditation Authority may not disclose any information marked confidential by the applicant except for lawful purposes and must further ensure the confidentiality of the information by requesting third parties such as the evaluators to sign confidentiality agreements before accessing such confidential information.

 

3) An applicant may be a single person that provides an authentication product or service or a consortium of persons that provides an authentication product or service together.

 

4) If the applicant is a consortium of persons as contemplated in sub-regulation (3), the applicant must indicate which of the persons is the main applicant and responsible for the application for accreditation and compliance with Chapter VI of the Act and these regulations.

 

5) If the applicant is a consortium of persons as contemplated in sub-regulation ( 3) and its authentication product or service is based on PKI, the certification service provider will be the main applicant and will be responsible for the application for accreditation and compliance with Chapter VI of t he Act and these regulations.