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What's the limit for free speech? Concourt to hear Qwelane case

Civil society organisations have made court submissions on both sides of the debate...

By Tania Broughton 16 Sep 2020

Do non-members of the Advertising Regulatory Board have to comply with its code?

The short answer is "no...and yes". Here's the long answer...

By Tammi Pretorius 15 Sep 2020

VUT establishes new law clinic

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has succeeded in implementing an uplifting and exciting initiative - a law clinic situated at the VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUT SGSTP) in Sebokeng...

By Nontobeko Zondi, Issued by Vaal University of Technology 19 Aug 2020

Implications of the Draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations for online distributors

The draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations 2020 (Regulations) which were recently published for public comment in South Africa, have significant implications for online distributors in their current form. The Regulations apply to the sale, hiring and streaming of content on various digital platforms in South Africa...

By Janet MacKenzie and Reinhardt Biermann 30 Jul 2020

Privacy concerns around the use of empathic media

New technologies are providing marketers with the ability to receive sensory feedback, which could be used to interpret emotional responses to marketing stimuli. Such systems broadly fall into private and public systems, both of which influence their legal interpretation...

By Ashlin Perumall 24 Jul 2020

Rapid digital migration exposes data privacy concerns for children

The broad, global migration towards virtual platforms following widespread Covid-19 lockdowns has highlighted the need for the digital privacy of children to be properly secured and protected. With more time spent in the digital world, child exposure to digital marketing is growing rapidly...

13 Jul 2020

Liberty Group wins against Discovery Vitality and opens the door for comparative advertising

Adams & Adams partner and chairman, Gérard du Plessis, represented the Liberty Group in the judgment they won in the Johannesburg High Court earlier this month against Discovery Vitality...

Issued by Adams & Adams 3 Jul 2020

Bizcommunity - community, immunity and unity are in our name

This July #BizUnity Month will replace the former Mandela Month but, still, retain the same objectives - focusing on companies standing together for good! This is a prime opportunity for a sponsor to be seen to be standing up and together for SA business...

Issued by 29 Jun 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: The economics of advertising - ACA invests in futures

Bizcommunity, in collaboration with the ACA (Association for Communications and Advertising), announces an exciting new content collaboration aimed at unpacking the economics and contribution of advertising to business...

15 Jun 2020

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history

South African legal history will be made in the Cape High Court on Tuesday [today] where the first part of novel litigation involving a R14.25m defamation suit by mining interests against activists has been set down for hearing. The defendants argue that it is a 'SLAPP' suit...

By John Yeld 9 Jun 2020

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

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