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#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic Africa

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

By Wildu du Plessis 6 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 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...

14 Dec 2020

Switching over to the Draft Digital Sound Broadcasting Services Regulations

The South African (SA) sound broadcasting industry has been waiting patiently for legislative developments regarding the switchover from analogue broadcasting to digital sound broadcasting (DSB)...

By Peter Grealy, Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Karl Blom, and Ziyanda Ngcobo 24 Nov 2020

ARB requires adverts and commercials to follow Covid-19 regulations

In a recent decision by the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) against FlySafair, the board found that compliance with Covid-19 regulations extends to "make-believe" marketing initiatives such as advertisements or commercials...

By Ziyanda Ngcobo 5 Nov 2020

Challenges facing SABC's proposal to collect license fees on private streaming channels

SABC's licensing proposal involving Netflix, MultiChoice and DStv is the subject of some quite passionate debate and controversy. Measures are widely seen as a desperate attempt to address the SABC's dire financial plight without addressing the reasons that created it in the first place...

By Ian Jacobsberg 29 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Key points of Audio and Audio-visual Content Services Policy Framework

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) released a White Paper containing a framework for the provision of audio and audio-visual content services on 9 October 2020. The DCDT invites interested parties to comment on the proposals outlined in the White Paper by 30 November 2020...

By Peter Grealy, Nozipho Mngomezulu, Karl Blom and Wendy Tembedza 20 Oct 2020

Case law insights advancing the rule of law

Understanding and reviewing Case Law is an important aspect of the administration of justice and upholding of the Rule of Law...

Issued by LexisNexis 28 Sep 2020

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



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