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Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill – Overview of the Cyber Bill

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is in the process of being enacted. Some people will call it the Cyber Bill, Cybercrime Bill or Cybercrime Act. Others might refer to it as CaCA, the CaC Bill or just CaC. What will you call [...]

2015 Cybercrimes Bill

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is in the process of being enacted. We have summarised the 2017 version to help you understand what the current position is. This article is a summary of the 2015 Cybercrimes Bill. Offences The 2015 Cybercrimes Bill created many [...]

Alert | Cybercrimes Bill 2017 Update

Today, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has released a new version of the Cybercrimes Bill. This long-awaited bill was first released for public comment in August 2015. Since then, the Cybercrimes Bill has undergone significant changes with consultations from [...]

Hate Bill or Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill

The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill or Hate Bill is a new draft Bill from Parliament. The Hate Bill criminalises hates crimes and hate speech. We all need to take notice of Hate Crimes and [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: , |

The Consumer Protection Act – a heads up

The Consumer Protection Act came into force on 31 March 2011! Do you comply? The President of South Africa signed the Consumer Protection Act on 24 April 2009 and it was published in the government gazette on 29 April 2009. [...]

By | August 28th, 2014|Categories: Consumer Protection|Tags: , , |

Electronic Signature of Credit Agreements

The electronic signature of credit agreements is problematic! Electronic signatures are taking off across all kinds of industries in South Africa. The credit industry is often an early adopter of emerging technologies - and electronic signatures are no exception. Credit [...]

By | October 21st, 2013|Categories: Electronic Signature Law|Tags: , , |

Law Society ruling on Google advertising by attorneys

On 9 April 2013 the Law Society of the Northern Provinces issued a ruling on keyword advertising by attorneys practicing in its jurisdiction.  The ruling is aimed at preventing attorneys from using the names of other attorneys to attract clients. [...]

By | April 10th, 2013|Categories: Marketing Law|Tags: |

Effective Date for R and D Tax break for Software Developers

Earlier in the year we blogged about the new R&D tax break available for Software Developers. In terms of the Tax Laws Amendment Act people would be able to start applying for the tax deduction from 1 April 2012, unless [...]

By | April 16th, 2012|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |

Tax Break for Software Developers

From 1 April 2012 Software Developers will be able to get a tax break of up to 150% on their income tax for "Research and Development". This new tax break comes from an amendment to the Income Tax Act 58 [...]

By | February 10th, 2012|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |

Companies Regulations

The Companies Regulations (or Companies Act Regulations or Company Regulations), after being signed and approved, came into effect on 1 May 2011, together with the Companies Act.  You can download a copy by clicking here. They are crucial to understanding and implementing [...]

By | April 26th, 2011|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , |