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20 November 2019 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Telkom eyes spluttering Cell C

Partially state-owned Telkom has confirmed that it is in talks to take-over Cell C, which analysts said would likely receive overwhelming shareholder backing thanks to its potential to boost Telkom’s infrastructure. However, Legalbrief reports that there are strings attached, including ... Read More


Prosecutor guilty of child porn possession

A Western Cape prosecutor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on 157 charges of possession of child pornography and one charge of sexual assault, reports TimesLIVE. Dawid Lotz, a control prosecutor at the Atlantis Magistrate's Court at ... Read More

Rohde's ex in court over social media posts

Convicted wife killer Jason Rohde's former girlfriend Jolene Alterskye's comments about the judge who sentenced him to an effective 20 years behind bars as well as the detectives whose investigation sealed his fate has landed her in the ... Read More

Top court dismisses application over flag tweet

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the Nelson Mandela Foundation's application for leave to appeal against a High Court decision that refused to hold AfriForum's deputy CEO, Ernst Roets, in contempt of court. It concluded that the application should ... Read More


How businesses can protect electronic signatures

Electronic signatures automatically generated at the bottom of e-mails can bind businesses to contracts. Although the law remains subject to change, a recent court ruling and separate report by the Law Commission in England and Wales highlight how e-mails are ... Read More


Tenant wins appeal

* A Manly apartment building tenant has won her appeal against paying $120 000 in defamation damages to a fellow resident who claimed her e-mail implied he was a ‘small-minded busybody’. Gary Raynor, chair of the Watermark building's strata committee ... Read More

Malema backs singer

* EFF leader Julius Malema has proclaimed his support for Burna Boy following major public outrage against having the Nigerian artist perform shortly after his announcement to boycott the country. ‘There's no mascot that can stop him from performing, he ... Read More

Pupil suspended

* A 16-year-old Grade 10 female pupil at Jan Viljoen Hoerskool was suspended with immediate effect for allegedly assaulting a Grade 9 male pupil, the Gauteng Department of Education said on Thursday. The incident happened last Tuesday after the two wrote ... Read More