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17 April 2014
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07 Apr 2014
SABRIC: Statement by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre, warn customers against email hacking (07/04/2014)
In a recent article by the Mail and Guardian newspaper Informal consensus within the private sector saw South Africa ranked third, behind Russia and China in terms of cybercrime. It is with this in...
20 Mar 2014
SA: Statement by Mmoho Teenage Pregnancy Campaign, reminds South Africa that sexual and reproductive health and rights are an important health-human rights (20/03/2014)
Mmoho is a partnership between civil society organizations, government and academic institutions to raise awareness about teenage pregnancy in South Africa through a national campaign. The...
14 Mar 2014
Fighting the good fight: Tackling tax evasion and avoidance in Africa
The emergence of ‘frontier economies’ in Sub-Saharan Africa, which are essentially characterised by financial markets that have developed rapidly in the past two decades, has placed enormous...
06 Mar 2014
SA businesses are not ready for new privacy protection legislation – Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton
SOUTH African businesses are not ready for the looming implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), according to leading auditing firm Grant Thornton. The POPI Act, which...
03 Mar 2014
SA: Yunus Carrim: Address by the Minister of Communications, at the National Consultative Conference on the National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper, Johannesburg (03/03/2014)
So here’s our National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper. Yes, yes, it should have come sooner. But it’s here now! Let’s get cracking! Engage with it vigorously and rigorously and help shape...
14 Feb 2014
Employer survey reveals changing student aspirations, mining loses out
The latest yearly survey by global thought leader Universum on the ideal employers for students and young professionals has revealed changes in the goals and aspirations of young people as they...
27 Nov 2013
Will social media influence election campaigning in South Africa?
A big change in political campaigning since South Africa’s last national elections has been the rise in social media. But how has this new dynamic manifested in South Africa, and to what extent...
13 Sep 2013
The spy who went into the cold
The recent furore around the unfettered access by the US government to personal data of individuals has drawn data protection laws out of the cold and into the harsh light of day. Is the personal...
03 Sep 2013
DA: Statement by Dianne Kohler Barnard, DA Shadow Minister of Police, states that National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is not fit to lead the South African Police Service (03/08/2013)
National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is not fit to lead the South African Police Service and should be fired. Her latest blunder this weekend over senior appointments shows that she is totally...
21 Aug 2013
DA: Statement by David Maynier, DA Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, states that Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's refusal to disclose information on arms deals is ludicrous (20/08/2013)
It’s ludicrous that the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, refuses to disclose any information about new arms deals to Parliament.
15 Jul 2013
Trade mark owners should remain vigilant as the Top Level Domain Space expands
The Google AdWords programme, where the highest bidders are offered third party-owned trade marks for keyword advertising, remains debated by trade mark owners. This programme is on a pay-per-click...
20 Jun 2013
SA: Statement by the University of the Witwatersrand, on technical error related to Mandela obituary (20/06/2013)
The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg extends its sincerest apologies to the family members, friends, fellow South Africans and global citizens for an obituary related to the death of...
27 May 2013
Brand genocide
Stellenbosch University
We all know GOOGLE. It is a facility that enables us to source information on the internet. The word GOOGLE indicates the identity of a particular service provider and distinguishes those services...
15 May 2013
SA: Statement by South Africa Innovation Summit, SA's premier innovation event, on the 6th Innovation Summit (15/05/2013)
The much-anticipated SA Innovation Summit is set to take place from 27 to 29 August 2013 at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in Johannesburg. Registration is now open on its website at...
17 Apr 2013
UN: Navi Pillay: Address by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the University of Witwatersand, Johannesburg, (17/04/2013)
Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for this kind invitation; I'm very pleased to be home, and at Wits. In the past four and a half years - since I became the High Commissioner for Human Rights - my...
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