CGF Articles & Editorials

From signets to electronic signatures (2015-03-20)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen and reviewed by Niel Maritz (MKM Attorneys: Senior Partner)

As far back as biblical times, it seems that people were also concerned with the authenticity of a person’s signature.  Although there were far fewer people in those ancient times who actually had the power, authority and means to validate official documents, most of those in positions of authority wore and used signet rings.  Signet rings were unique to that person who was permitted to sign royal proclamations, among other official documents.