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The commissioning of affidavits virtually – What the courts have to say

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The commissioning of statements or affidavits is an imperative process that has been done in a particular manner over decades. However, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations forced the world to find new ways of doing things.

South African courts have followed suit by ruling that there is an acceptable alternative way of commissioning affidavits from the norm, and this is virtual commissioning. The team unpack the rules that govern the commissioning of affidavits, they look at recent judgments on virtual commissioning of affidavits, and whether this will be beneficial or not, and the risks and pitfalls.