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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.