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...
Wildu du Plessis 6 Jan 2021
The South African financial sector has been waiting with bated breath for South Africa's financial regulators to map the way forward and we expect this guidance to be forthcoming early in 2019...
David Geral 9 Jan 2019
MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...
Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2018
The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date...
Ahmore Burger-Smidt 14 Jun 2018
Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...
Simon Campbell-Young 13 Dec 2017
It may sound strange to think that your business could be the victim of identity theft, but the truth is that any entity is capable of being “hijacked” by fraudsters...
We've seen a number of articles around influencer marketing, but it's also subject to a set of laws and rules...
Thabiso Moloi 31 Aug 2016
On 3 January this year, prolific Twitter user Chris Hart went quiet. From May 2009 until then he had tweeted nearly 33,000 times. If he had been writing books instead, he would have written 2,566 pages...
Walter Pike 23 Feb 2016
The use of social media in society is becoming increasingly prevalent and its usage complicates employment relations and, in turn, employment law...
Rosalind Davey 11 Nov 2015
The importance of data management has increased considerably in recent years due to the advances in big data mining and the benefits it offers businesses. The nature of data management is again undergoing substantial changes, due to the introduction of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act...
Lyndy van den Barselaar 9 Nov 2015
Minister of Higher Education and Communist Party chief Blade Nzimande is right to be concerned about hate speech and racism on the internet - but what is to be done about it?
Anton Harber 8 Jan 2015
Social media is a bit like a naïve teen's house party. Think of it as an endless online party where everyone is invited, everyone can listen or join in, or watch, at any time.
Jenny Reid 14 May 2014
Consider again the extraordinary achievements of Thamsanqa Dyantyi, the world's worst sign-language interpreter.
Françoise Henderson 11 Apr 2014
NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC), reports Mail & Guardian.
Rod Baker 16 Oct 2013
There has been a lot written in the past few weeks about the challenges posed to the online publishing community by the litigation between Moneyweb and Fin24, and a not unsubstantial amount of this opinion has been a mix of journalistic petulance and hysteria.
Chris Moerdyk 3 Oct 2013
A few weeks ago, SA's media world was stunned by the news of Moneyweb taking Fin24 to court for doing what aggregators around the world have been doing since the dawn of Internet publishing: re-purposing of their original stories. My personal reaction, when I heard about it? "About time."
Branko Brkic 30 Sep 2013
As a society we have become captivated by the world of social connection, through the vast number of endless apps and platforms available on the web. Whether it's sharing our latest travel pictures, connecting with a former colleague or even posting a comment to an interesting article shared, we have become reliant on social media as one way, if not the primary way, we choose to communicate for work and play.
Drew van Vuuren 5 Sep 2013
The issue of Adwords has become increasingly important in trademark law. When you buy a word from Google as an Adword, this has the effect that whenever anyone enters that word as a search term, your pop-up advert will appear on the screen together with the so-called 'natural results'.
Rachel Sikwane 22 Jul 2013
The Google AdWords program, in which the highest bidders are offered third party-owned trademarks for keyword advertising, remains debated by trademark owners. This programme is on a pay-per-click basis, also known as the sponsored link campaign, whereby an advertiser pays only when the link is clicked on.
Donvay Wegierski 18 Jul 2013