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17 August 2022 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch



Enforcement Committee boosts regulator’s powers

A year after the Information Regulator’s enforcement powers came into effect on 1 July 2021, it has finally established an Enforcement Committee to take on matters related to the Protection of Personal Information Act (Popia) and the Promotion of Access ... Read More

SABC and accuse Sentech of price-fixing

The SABC and its commercial free-to-air rival have attacked Sentech, accusing the broadcasting signal distributor of excessive pricing and anti-competitive behaviour. A Tech Central report notes that their broadsides against the state-owned enterprise are included in formal submissions ... Read More

eMedia wins fight to flight channels on DStv

The Competition Appeal Court has delivered a victory to parent eMedia Holdings in its fight with MultiChoice Group over the termination of four of eMedia’s channels on DStv. According to a Tech Central report, in a judgment handed ... Read More



New app for reporting potholes

* Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is encouraging the public to report potholes on a newly launched app so they can notify government where road repair needs to be done. Addressing the launch of Operation Vala Zonke, a comprehensive programme to address ... Read More

Datatec acquires Q Associates

* ICT group Datatec has acquired UK consultancy and advisory firm Q Associates, a move which will boost its services footprint in the areas of higher education and government secured services. Datatec didn’t provide a figure for the acquisition, implying it ... Read More


MTN rated SA's Most Valuable Brand

MTN rated SA's Most Valuable BrandMTN has been rated as the Most Valuable Brand in SA for 2022 in the Kantar BrandZ ranking, after increasing its brand value by 85% to $3.7bn year-on-year. The statement last week came ... Read More

Rhodes to host Institute for Nanotechnology

Cutting-edge nanotechnology centre for RhodesRhodes University vice-chancellor Professor Sizwe Mabizela last week officiated the sod-turning ceremony to mark the commencement of a R90m state-of-the-art building that will house a global Institute for Nanotechnology Innovation (INI). The new building will be ... Read More

Digital collectibles for Instagram

Digital collectibles for InstagramMeta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Meta is beginning its international expansion of digital collectibles on Instagram, following the initial test launch of the product in May. As part of the expansion, more people, creators and ... Read More

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