Cyber crime and security law aims to prevent cybercrime and keep the people of South Africa (and the country itself) safe from criminals, terrorists, and other states who commit cybercrime. With the rise of internet connectivity, more people are using the internet in South Africa. With more people on the internet, cybercrimes are also bound to increase.

The CaC Bill also places obligations on ECSPs (or electronic communications service providers) and those who have a National Critical Information Infrastructure (NCII). These are defined broadly and you may well be an ECSP or have an NCII without realising it. It also has serious implications for all internet users. Find out if you do and what it means for you.

We offer a seminar, webinar, workshop, or executive briefing on this topic presented by an expert with practical experience.

Cybercrime Law Public Workshops

Our full day workshop will provide insight into how Cyber Crime laws may affect you and your business. The cost of one delegate is R3, 920 (excluding VAT). We have workshops scheduled in the following cities:

Two or more qualifies for a 10% discount. We limit delegate numbers, so bookings are done on a first come, first served basis. We aim to give practical insights that you can use to be effective. We do not give law lectures! We will refund you, if you do not think you received value.

We can also present the workshop directly to your organisation. If you’d like to find out more about in-house workshops please contact us.


  • Know what the Cybercrimes Bill covers.
  • Understand who could commit a crime, what ECSPs must do, and what it means if you have an NCII.
  • Apply your knowledge and understanding to influence the legislative process and plan for the commencement of the Bill.

What do we cover?

  • Why is the Cybercrimes Bill is important.
  • A general overview of the international framework, the Bill and the timeline.
  • The overlaps with other laws (like POPI and common law crimes).
  • The timeline.
  • What is the impact on an Electronic Communications Service Provider (ECSP)? Many people do not realise that they are one.
  • Whether you could have a National Critical Information Infrastructure (NCII)? What does it mean if you do?
  • Access to information and the surveillance of online activities.
  • The new offences created by the CaC Bill.
  • Offences related to state classified information.
  • The new copyright infringement crimes and the overlap with the Copyright Act.
  • Does it limit the freedom of speech? The impact on journalism.
  • The impact on the use by IT professionals of legitimate hardware and software tools.
  • Who enforces the CaC Bill? The new structures the CaC Bill creates.
  • The role of the courts and the jurisdiction for the CaC Bill crimes
  • Admissibility of electronic evidence and agreements with foreign states
  • Our insights and possible actions to take

Course Material

We will provide attendees with:

  • a copy of our Quick Guide to the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill
  • a copy of our Table of Cybercrimes
  • a link to an electronic copy of our presentation.

Organisations that should attend?

  • Service Providers – anyone who may have critical data or infrastructure, or be an ECSP
  • Electronic Communications Providers – to understand their responsibilities
  • ISPs – anyone who could be an electronic communications service provider
  • Financial Institutions (including banks) – because they may be an ECSP or have an NCII
  • Insurance providers – because they may be an ECSP or have an NCII
  • Law enforcement agencies – to enforce the CaC Bill
  • The Judiciary – to understand the new law
  • Media groups – to assess the impact CaC has on freedom of speech and journalism
  • Civil Rights Groups – to understand the impact on civil rights, like privacy and freedom of expression

People who should attend and why?

  • Compliance officers – to effectively comply with the CaC Bill
  • Legal advisers – (corporate lawyers or in-house lawyers) – to provide good legal advice on cybercrime issues.
  • Anyone tasked with cyber security or crime – to perform your role effectively.
  • Information Security officers – to secure the organisation’s information
  • Forensic Investigators – to lawfully gather evidence and assist with the prosecution of cybercrime
  • Magistrates, judges and prosecutors – to deal with cybercrimes
  • Members of law enforcement and investigators – to enforce the CaC Bill
  • Risk Officers and Managers – to manage CaC-related risks.
  • Journalists – to avoid committing cybercrimes
  • IT Governance officers – to ensure governance is in line with the offences
  • IT professionals – to ensure they lawfully deal with various software and hardware tools.

Cyber criminals and terrorists are NOT welcome. We’ll hold a separate special event just for them.

Who is the presenter?

practical attorney from Michalsons. We will ensure the attorney is the best person to present the course depending on the type of course, the date, the specific issues and the attendees. For example, John Giles often presents on this topic. John Giles is a trusted independent professional legal adviser, who is a practising attorney. He is currently helping many people understand how the CaC Bill applies to them and what the impact will be. John is an information, communications and technology (ICT) lawyer. He has 15 years of practical experience applying his knowledge to organisations to help them grow and avoid legal problems, difficulties, and disputes. He is a member of the King III IT Governance Sub-Committee.

Watch a short video with John explaining what he covered in a presentation on the Cybercrimes Bill.

How long is it?

We provide this course in different formats. Public and private sessions can last for anything from 45 minutes, half a day or a full day. We also provide eCourses that can be done via the Internet at your convenience. We welcome enquiries for more information and details.


We are happy to hold the event at your venue. If you want a personal in-house session at your offices, please contact us for a quote.

Interested in the Workshop?

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