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29 November 2023 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Backlash as Telkom seeks spectrum auction delay

Telkom is against a plan by the telecommunications regulator to press ahead with the next round of auctioning more radio frequency spectrum, arguing that the industry has not fully realised the benefits of the previous auction. MTN and Vodacom however ... Read More


Service provider liable for R3.1m cyber theft

Cybercrime was, once again, the topic under the spotlight when Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) Judge Motsamai Makume found there was a duty on a financial service provider to protect its clients against cyber fraud which, in the case of the ... Read More

Credit agencies hit by fresh data hack

Two of the country’s largest consumer credit reporting agencies, TransUnion and Experian, may have been hit by a fresh data hack, potentially exposing the financial and personal data of South Africans to risk. The hackers, the Brazil-based N4ughtySecTU Group, which ... Read More

Lamola warns prison cellphone syndicates

Justice & Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has issued a warning to officials who are helping inmates to smuggle cellphones and other contraband into correctional centres after almost 21 000 cellphones were confiscated between April and October this year. Lamola ... Read More


How lawyers can make AI work for them

AI and chatbots are starting to make real inroads into the daily lives of South African law practitioners – mirroring the way their global peers are embracing the opportunities provided by these advancements. ‘However, legal professionals must take care to ... Read More


Breytenbach falls prey to 'deep fake' scam

* The DA is seeking legal advice after one of its MPs, Glynnis Breytenbach, fell prey to a 'deep fake' voice recording shared on TikTok. A video by a TikTok user with the moniker BobbyGreenhash, has been doing the rounds in ... Read More

Women in Tech SHEvolution Experience held in Midrand

* The 2023 Women in Tech SHEvolution Experience was held recently in Midrand, Johannesburg to honour women-owned tech SMMEs for their remarkable contributions and achievements in the tech industry. Speakers included Takalani Netshitenzhe, the chief officer and executive director of external ... Read More

Case Law Briefs

Levi v Pakdoust (Facebook page administration)

Western Cape High Court: Levi and Another v Pakdoust Judgment: 22 November 2023 (Reasons: 24 November 2023) Keywords: Civil Procedure, Contract – Interdictory relief – Breach of settlement agreement concerning access as Facebook Page administrator – Principles of Interpretation Summary ... Read More

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