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

Chapter XII : Cyber Inspectors

80. Appointment of cyber inspectors


(1) The Director-General may appoint any employee of the Department as a cyber inspector empowered to perform the functions provided for in this Chapter.


(2) A cyber inspector must be provided with a certificate of appointment signed by or on behalf of the Director-General in which it is stated that he or she has been appointed as a cyber inspector.


(3) A certificate provided for in subsection (2) may be in the form of an advanced electronic signature.


(4) When a cyber inspector performs any function in terms of this Act, he or she must—
(a) be in possession of a certificate of appointment referred to in subsection (2); and
(b) show that certificate to any person who—
(i) is subject to an investigation or an employee of that person; or
(ii) requests to see the certificate.


(5) Any person who—
(a) hinders or obstructs a cyber inspector in the performance of his or her functions in terms of this Chapter; or
(b) falsely holds himself or herself out as a cyber inspector, is guilty of an offence.