About LAWtrust

LAWtrust is Africa’s leading trust centre, security integrator and security solutions developer.

In short, what that means is we provide world-class security in the digital world – to the ultimate benefit of the human one. People are at the centre of everything we do, be it securing identity documents, protecting companies or supporting the communities around us.

Our story started in 2006, when the business was founded to provide digital trust services to government and business. Our business has grown strongly since then, and we now boast nearly 1 000 clients in government, the financial sector and other industries.

LAWtrust has become a foundational element of South African society, through the trust services we provide to government and industry. Examples include the South African national ID card security, border control biometrics, digital certificates for banking systems protecting billions of rands monthly, and digital signature solutions in banking, insurance and other industries.

The LAWtrust approach is to focus on the aspects of information security that can provide the fastest, and the greatest, advantage to a business in a disruptive but regulated environment.

We therefore focus holistically on the areas of identity, compliance and enablement, using information security to create the opportunity for less risk, better control and faster business.

We have always believed that we should play a pioneering role in our industry, and have achieved some significant firsts over the years:

  • We are the first African Certificate Authority to achieve ISO 21188 and WebTrust Certification
  • We are the first African Certificate Authority to be included in the Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL)
  • We are the first Certificate Authority to be accredited for the provision of Advanced Electronic Signatures under the ECT Act
  • We are the only African Trust Centre to be contracted by the EU to extend identity and signature validation through the Future Trust project

As South Africa’s leading digital security integrator, LAWtrust has nurtured business relationships with over 1000 clients, including the country’s top four banks, insurance companies and government.

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