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16 July 2019 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Mobile operators gear for new spectrum release

SA's largest mobile operators believe data prices could start falling once the government releases additional spectrum next month. But much will depend on the cost of the spectrum. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the state would begin the process after ... Read More


Court orders lifting of Sudan's Internet ban

A Khartoum court has ordered the Internet to be restored, five weeks after it was shut down by Sudan's ruling military council. The move comes several days after the country's military leaders reached an agreement with the opposition ... Read More

Diplomatic storm over cable leak

The UK is mired in a wild international crisis, most probably of its own making. This after scathing comments about US President Donald Trump made in leaked diplomatic cables by Britain's ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, were published ... Read More

Sita turns to ConCourt over police IT system

The State Information Technology Agency (Sita) says it will be approaching the Constitutional Court in a matter involving the use of a critical IT system owned by embattled police supplier Forensic Data Analysts (FDA), according to a News24 report. This ... Read More


Concerns over Facebook’s Libra currency

From early next year, Facebook intends to let its 2bn users – more than 139m of whom are in Africa – make digital payments through its apps and popular messaging service WhatsApp using a new crypto-currency called Libra. In a ... Read More


TikTok a hit

* One of the most popular apps among teenagers at the moment is a short-form video platform called TikTok whch acts as a social network, where users share videos covering a wide range of categories, from lip syncing to comedic skits ... Read More


Warning over DIY divorces

Warning over DIY divorces   Opting for a so-called ‘online or DIY divorce’ may look cheap, but could cost you dearly in the long run, cautions attorney Simon Dippenaar. ‘We believe that divorce is a serious matter, however amicable, and ... Read More