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LAWtrust is Africa’s leading Trust Centre, Security Integrator and Security Solutions Developer

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. 

Advanced Electronic Signatures

LAWtrust was the first accredited authentication service provider in South Africa, and remains the only private company accredited under the requirements of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act of 2002 to provide advanced electronic signature (AeSign) solutions.

Because these digital signatures have the same authenticity as a handwritten signature, they can be relied upon implicitly in nearly all transactions, such as approvals, contracts and certifying copies of original documents.

LAWtrust’s signature solutions allow your business to reap substantial benefits through the savings on time, courier costs, data capture errors and the potential for fraud in paper processes.

Until quite recently, the law stipulated that a statement or document could only be acknowledged, verified or made under oath with a handwritten signature. This was done to safeguard authenticity, and provide the necessary proof in the event of a legal dispute.

But with today’s rapidly developing business environment and innovative advancements in technology, it’s possible to achieve the same level of trust and authenticity with a few simple computer keystrokes.


Identify the signatory

Legally be identified as an advanced electronic signature

Detect any subsequent alterations or corruption of the signed data message in the document

Make use of a three-factor or equivalent signing mechanism to ensure the highest reliability of the signature