Johannesburg Central Magistrate’s Court Civil Section
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