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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 2 days ago

Halting of emergency procurement of PPE

National Treasury's instruction to all government departments to halt the emergency procurement of personal protective equipment highlights the need for the urgent review and modernisation of the public procurement system...

By John de Villiers, Issued by LexisNexis 23 Sep 2020

Will robot calls and SMSs for direct marketing purposes become a thing of the past?

Livia Dyer, partner, and Nadine Mather, senior associate, Bowmans explain how PoPIA will impact and potentially change, the parameters of direct marketing...

By Livia Dyer and Nadine Mather 15 Sep 2020

Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make it

Counterfeiting is already a billion-dollar global problem, but the Covid-19 health crisis is making it worse. Specifically, opportunistic counterfeiters are taking advantage of the pandemic to market and distribute fake essential products - spurred on by increased demand and perceived shortages of essential goods...

By Masi Mtshali 25 Aug 2020

NHBRC fines eThekwini R1.2m for not enrolling subsidy houses under construction

The National Home Builders' Registration Council (NHBRC) Disciplinary Committee has fined the eThekwini Municipality R1.2m for failing to enrol 60 subsidy houses that were under construction at Inanda...

20 Aug 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

Gear up for POPI Act or face the consequences, Databuild CEO warns

The commencement of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will impact a vast number of businesses, and the construction industry is no exception, says Databuild CEO Morag Evans...

14 Aug 2020

POPIA's impact on the estate agent-property buyer relationship

When shopping online the right to the protection of how one's 'details' is collected and processed is something consumers should be aware of...

12 Aug 2020

Food or foe - the real cost of counterfeit consumables

The rise of counterfeit consumables has increased exponentially over the past few years across the African continent. A cause for major concern as many of these cases end in a fatality...

By Vashti Nagel 28 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

Consumer protection: Why online contracts need to be regulated

Almost every time you browse a website, click the "accept" icon or download software, you are concluding an online contract ? a non-negotiated contract such as the terms and conditions regulating the use of websites or the privacy policies of online suppliers...

By Dr Alec Basson 6 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

Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacy

Although the law permits the National Department of Health (DOH) to develop and maintain a national database to assist in combatting the spread of Covid-19, which includes contact tracing and geospatial hotspot mapping, there have been some new amendments to the laws...

By Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Peter Grealy, Karl Blom, Avuyile Gasela and Cindy Leibowitz 1 Jul 2020

Ready, set, comply - sections of the PoPIA implemented

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that sections of the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) will finally be enforceable from 1 July 2020...

By Johan Botes and Kirsty Gibson 24 Jun 2020

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