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Drone Regulations and the Road Ahead

The South African Civil Aviation Authority has finally released the regulations on Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), commonly known as the drone regulations. These regulations are coming into force on 1 July 2015. Are the Regulations practical and will they be [...]

By |2019-07-05T10:01:26+02:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: Robot Law|Tags: , |

The Memorandum of Incorporation of a Homeowners Association

What laws or rules apply to a homeowners association in South Africa? Many Homeowners Associations were registered as section 21 companies under the old Companies Act 1973. These were companies not for gain and they had a memorandum and articles of association. [...]

By |2019-07-23T12:12:08+02:00June 4th, 2012|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , |

Cryptography laws in South Africa

What is cryptography? Wikipedia defines "cryptography" as "the practice and study of hiding information". Where a document or communication has been encrypted, the act of encrypting serves several purposes? To: establish its authenticity; prevent its undetected modification; prevent its repudiation [...]

By |2019-07-23T12:15:55+02:00May 25th, 2012|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Do you need to register as a Cryptography Provider?

You need to register as a cryptography provider if you provide encryption-related products and services or electronic-signature-related offerings. Cryptography and encryption present a challenge to security-conscious governments in that it allows you to conceal your message content from the authorities. [...]

By |2019-07-26T16:05:53+02:00April 23rd, 2012|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

Trademark Applications – What You Need to Know

Trademark applications give a trade mark powerful protection against infringement. By default, trademarks are protected by the common law, but it's often difficult and expensive to protect your brand this way. Trademarks can be registered under the Trade Marks Act, No. 194 [...]

By |2017-12-07T07:01:41+02:00February 5th, 2012|Categories: Intellectual Property Protection|Tags: |

SAIIPL decision: Abusive registrations and trade marks

In a recent decision by the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), the domain name <> (domain name) was transferred to ABSA Bank Limited (ABSA).  ABSA is the registered holder of the trade mark "ABSA" and has also [...]

By |2019-08-01T14:38:43+02:00November 24th, 2009|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: , |

Is your domain name being registered in China?

Almost certainly not. If you receive an email telling you that it is, it is almost certainly a hoax. They change over time but are usually similar. Unless the CNNIC or an Accredited Registrar approaches you, be careful not [...]

By |2019-08-24T09:31:29+02:00November 6th, 2009|Categories: Domain Name Disputes|Tags: , , |

Can I operate an online betting or gaming business from South Africa?

Online gambling is not permissible under the current legislation, but will soon be once the National Gambling Amendment Bill gets enacted. Currently gambling in South Africa is regulated concurrently by national and provincial legislation.  The National Gambling Act 7 of [...]

By |2018-02-22T09:00:23+02:00October 23rd, 2008|Categories: Online Gambling Law|Tags: , , |