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30 June 2022 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Amazon ready to come to SA in 2023

American multinational Amazon is reportedly getting ready to bring its business to SA come February 2023, threatening the dominance of Naspers-owned e-commerce retailer Takealot and SA retailers, writes Legalbrief. According to a Moneyweb report, leaked documents revealed Amazon’s plans to ... Read More


ConCourt deems digital migration process ‘unlawful’

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the process followed by Communications & Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni to determine the deadline for SA’s switch from analogue to digital television signal, was unlawful and unconstitutional. The Citizen reports that this came ... Read More

Regulator finds MTN misled customers on bundle deal

An MTN promotional SMS sent to a customer regarding its Double Your Bundle deal is misleading, the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has found. A MyBroadband report notes that the self-regulatory body has ordered MTN to withdraw the advertisement or offer ... Read More

SA to form new State Digital Infrastructure Company

Communications Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has announced that government plans to give radio frequency spectrum to the State Digital Infrastructure Company. A MyBroadband report quotes Ntshavheni who stated: ‘We accept the responsibility that we cannot leave our fate and the fate ... Read More


Think big, start small when it comes to DataOps

Digital transformation remains a top priority for every organisation as they move into an increasingly cyber-based world. Writing in an IT Web analysis, Veemal Kalanjee, MD of InfoFlow, notes that ‘in SA, we see large enterprises and even small to ... Read More


Four finalists compete for Smart City Innovation Challenge

* Four finalists have been shortlisted for this year’s Johannesburg Smart City Innovation Challenge. The collaboration initiative of the city and Wits University’s Tshimologong Innovation Precinct is hosted annually, to scout for smart digital technology solutions that enable timely responses to ... Read More


UCT launches new Digital Bootcamp

UCT digital bootcampUCT has launched a new Digital Bootcamp project in partnership with Umuzi, a company that helps with digital training roles to help students who have had their studies interrupted or have struggled to find jobs since graduating. The ... Read More

Wingcopter expands into sub-Saharan Africa

German-based drone delivery firm Wingcopter is expanding into Sub-Saharan Africa after raising $42m from investors to scale operations. With the fresh funding, Wingcopter says it will be able to further expand its drone delivery services globally and ramp up production ... Read More

Policy Watch

Growing threats a 'national security' concern – Minister

Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele has said the threat landscape of cybercrime is evolving rapidly and is increasingly becoming a national security concern. A Policy Watch report notes that replying to a parliamentary question from EFF MP Rebecca Mohlala ... Read More

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