The Cybercrimes Act (the Act) focuses mainly on criminalising the interference with computer systems and data, which is described in more detail in Andrew Marshall’s article on the subject. However, the Act also has bearing on the way we use (and often abuse) social media which will have an impact on the general public. What you share on social media platforms, including WhatsApp and WhatsApp groups, could now land you in jail if we consider the sections relating to “malicious communications” in the Act.
A legal issue receiving almost constant attention since the lockdown commenced is the liability of commercial tenants for rental of their business premises during the Lockdown (including the more relaxed Alert Levels).
In South Africa it is common for consumers to have mobile numbers linked to their bank accounts. What started out as a seemingly safe security measure, could potentially allow scammers access to your personal information [...]
The term “without prejudice” has for a long time been part of our law in South Africa and has been used to encourage parties to settle litigious disputes, while being able to divulge things they [...]
On Monday 16 May 2016 South African shoppers were treated to a day of incredible savings as online clothing store Mango experienced what they have referred to as a “technical issue” as prices on their [...]