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29 May 2024 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


IEC all set for SA's 'most digitised' elections

IEC Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo said last week that this year’s election is the most digitised election in SA, to date. Every step of the electoral process has been digitised, with the IEC officially opening the hi-tech National Results ... Read More


Post Office retains small parcel delivery monopoly

Communications Minister Mondli Gungubele has extended the exclusivity period the Post Office has over the delivery of sub-1kg parcels for another year – to 1 April 2025. A Tech Central report notes that, according to a notice published in the ... Read More

Vodacom seeks interdict to stop MTN 'spectrum pooling'

Vodacom has filed an application at the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) seeking an urgent interdict to stop rival MTN from using ‘spectrum pooling’ arrangements that it claims were approved unlawfully by Icasa in June 2022. In court papers seen by ... Read More

Committee calls for interception law review

The Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) wants a review of all legislation dealing with interceptions to allow for all main communication methods, says a Cape Times report. ‘The seventh JSCI is going to make a follow-up with the Minister ... Read More


Quantify news to counter disinformation

The digital age has democratised information like never before, but this abundance comes with the risk of disinformation and fake news. ‘The World Economic Forum identifies this as the biggest risk to global stability in the next two years, even ... Read More


UK woman jailed for bitcoin money laundering

* A woman who studied law in both England and China was last week sentenced to more than six years in prison for her involvement in a money laundering arrangement. Jian Wen’s involvement was described as ‘sophisticated and involved significant planning’ ... Read More

New data centre for Mozambique

* Raxio Group, a data-centre company backed by global investor Meridiam Infrastructure Partners SAS and US private equity firm Roha Group, is opening its first facility in Mozambique as part of its $290m investment strategy in Africa. Raxio has attracted over ... Read More


Google building new subsea cable in the South

New Google subsea South cableGoogle is building a new subsea cable that will connect SA, and a host of other African countries, to Australia. This brings much-needed capacity to protect SA from future Internet outages. The Umoja subsea cable will ... Read More

SAPS lauds legendary child sex abuse detective

SAPS lauds child abuse detectiveCaptain Veronica Banks, a seasoned detective attached to the SAPS' Serial and Electronic Crime Investigations (Seci) unit in Gauteng, has collectively secured 67 life terms and 782 years' imprisonment sentences for 22 serial rapists and paedophiles ... Read More

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