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Media Law: Open Justice - podcast episode 1

In this podcast series, media law expert Dario Milo unpacks several issues related to 'open justice' - the common law principle that court and other similar proceedings are open to the public. Over time, court proceedings are now routinely broadcast and streamed live, such as in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

23 Apr 2020

Fake news peddlers feel the full force of the law

A 55-year-old Durbanville man and a 23-year-old man from Tshwane are among the people facing the full force of the law for spreading fake news about the Covid-19 crisis...

8 Apr 2020

The consequences of spreading fake news about Covid-19

Social media and particularly fake news are adding fuel to the sense of uncertainty during the Covid-19 lockdown. What does our law say taking into account the regulations published by the government amid the pandemic?

By Veronica Vurgarellis & Tiro Moticoe 1 Apr 2020

You can go to jail for spreading fake news about Covid-19

As the coronavirus (Covid-19) spreads, so does the misinformation. Recently referred to by the WHO as an "infodemic", the volume of information that is both true and false has been communicated across all platforms globally...

23 Mar 2020

Draft regulations on ownership and control in the communications sector

Icasa has published its long-awaited draft regulations on ownership and control in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, for public comment...

By Livia Dyer 20 Feb 2020

Business Creative Report for 2019 released

AdForum has released the third edition of the Business Creative Report: the most awarded campaigns, agencies and brands by business sector...

5 Feb 2020

Alcohol industry places its own restrictions on its advertising

The alcohol industry in SA has put together a marketing code which voluntarily restricts the way they advertise their products to the public...

5 Feb 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Court rules that child offenders, victims and witnesses may not be named - even in adulthood

Child offenders, child victims and child witnesses may not be named - even in adulthood, the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday...

By Tania Broughton 5 Dec 2019

Understanding the SCA's freedom of expression judgment

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment in the Jon Qwelane case removes the concept of "hurt" from South Africa's hate speech laws. It affirms freedom of expression...

By Tania Broughton 3 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Is tiresome admin pulling you away from business growth? Is client communication taking up too much of your time? This single software suite can help you automate your administrative tasks and communication to claim back your lost time...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

Legal pitfalls of offensive branding - Part 2

Offensive trademarks have also been in the news of late. In the USA, an Asian-American band applied to register their band name 'The Slants' at the US trademarks office. However, the application was refused on the basis of local legislation prohibiting the registration of offensive or disparaging marks...

By Kareema Shaik 19 Nov 2019

Legal pitfalls of offensive branding - Part 1

Over the past year or so, a surprising number of international brand owners have come under fire for offensive marketing campaigns, products, and brand names...

By Kareema Shaik 15 Nov 2019

Get ready for the Films and Publications Amendment Act

On 2 October 2019, the President ratified the controversial Films and Publications Amendment Act, which has been described in the media as the "internet censorship bill" (the Act)...

By Peter Grealy, Nozipho Mngomezulu, Karl Blom, Wendy Tembedza, Ziyanda Ngcobo, and Carla Collett 6 Nov 2019

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