Rental Housing Amendment Act brings Changes

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Consumer Protection|Tags: , , |

The Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 is the latest amendment to the Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999. The Amendment Act introduces various changes that will impact the relationship between tenants and landlords. Many people do not realise the impact the [...]

ICT Weekly Update

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

This is the ICT Weekly Update on legal, regulatory and policy developments in the ICT industry prepared by Lisa Thornton Inc for clients and colleagues. Michalsons reproduces it, in part, here with the permission of Lisa Thornton Inc. NEW FINDINGS, [...]

Information Technology Act or IT Act: Data Protection in India

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |

Data protection in India is covered by the Information Technology Act 21 of 2000 (also known as the IT Act) and related IT Rules. Data protection in India is important because many organisations conduct business with Indian companies or store [...]

The Cyber Crime Bill ready to be introduced to Parliament

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , , |

Whatever you choose to call it, you need to know that the Cyber Crime Bill (or the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill) is well on its way to becoming law. Cabinet has approved the Bill for presentation before Parliament. The version Cabinet has [...]

Candidate Attorney Vacancies, Jobs and Applications

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: Life@Law|Tags: |

Are you looking for candidate attorney vacancies for 2017 or 2018? We receive many applications from people applying for the position of candidate attorney in our firm. Depending on the time of the year, it can be as many as [...]

Hate Bill or Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill

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

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 [...]

Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill – the CaC Bill

By | December 4th, 2016|Categories: Cyber Crime|Tags: , , , , |

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill was published on 28 August 2015 and will probably be introduced in Parliament in early 2017. Some people will call it the Cybercrime Act or Cybercrime Law. Others might refer to it as CaCA, the CaC Bill [...]

Electronic consent: what is it and how does it work?

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|

Consent is a very important concept in law, particularly in the context of data protection. When collecting personal information from people, it is almost always better to get their voluntary, informed, and explicit consent beforehand. This is simple enough to understand when the [...]

Common and Different POPI Compliance Requirements

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: |

Once we have a commencement date for POPI (probably 24 May 2017), all organisations will be on the same timeline with the same deadline (probably 24 May 2018). They’ll all be on the same journey of meeting the compliance requirements [...]

King IV Summary – a Quick Heads up

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: IT Governance|Tags: , |

The final King IV™ was released on the 1 November 2016 and we have drafted a free summary to guide you through it which you can get below. The King Report and Code™ is the essential tool for corporate governance so it is [...]