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Practice Guidelines: Advanced Electronic Signature

Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court Civil Section

Signing of summonses, pleadings and documents with advanced electronic signature

  • Every summons, pleading or document that was signed by an attorney with an advanced electronic signature must be certified by a person who is in the employ of the attorney.
  • This person must sign the certificate in the original.
  • The certificate must be placed next to the electronic signature and the person should be in a position to state with his/her first-hand knowledge that the summons, pleading or document was digitally signed with an advanced electronic signature.
  • The person must also state his/her full details for identification purposes and also state the accreditation authority information in respect of the signature.

Dated: 10 August 2017