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26 January 2015
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10 Dec 2014
The anti-ad billboard: A new dawn for consumer activism
If you Google “consumer activism SA” you will not find many examples, other than complaints on sites like hellopeter.com. This is not surprising, as South African consumers are notoriously...
28 Nov 2014
What's On
On Friday 28 November, Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni- Abrahams will attend the Gagasi FM annual stakeholder gala dinner at Umhlanga Rocks in Durban where she will give a key note address.  After...
04 Nov 2014
South African Court says competitors may continue to bid on each other’s trade marks as Google Adwords
Von Seidels Attorneys
The South Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has decided South Africa’s first case on the lawfulness of using a competitor’s trade mark in a Google Adwords campaign. The court handed down judgment...
16 Oct 2014
Don't film yourself having sex – and other legal advice for the age of social media
You live in the digital age. Computers, the Internet, social media: all these things are an inescapable fact of life for you. Lucky you! Because living in the digital age is awesome. Google has the...
10 Oct 2014
DA: Statement by James Selfe, Democratic Alliance Chairperson of the Federal Executive, asks if President Zuma scamming South Africans once again? (10/10/2014)
The Democratic Alliance is intrigued at the sudden, unexpected and very generous offer by the "Public Members Unit Team" to pay the money owed by President Zuma for the non-essential ‘security...
17 Sep 2014
Adwords Litigation comes to South Africa
Adams & Adams
This month the High Court heard argument that bidding on a competitor trade mark as a keyword amounted to unlawful competition. The case is significant because it is the first of its kind in South...
08 Sep 2014
SA: Naledi Pandor: Address by the Minister of Science and Technology, at the Entrepreneurial Mindset conference, Wits University, Johannesburg (08/09/2014)
"Rich in resources, yet drowning in poverty. How does Africa take control through technology" How can technology transform Africa? One answer is to create Silicon Valleys in Africa. As you know...
02 Sep 2014
AfriForum: Statement by Kallie Kriel, CEO of AfriForum, on officially opening new Head Office and enters new phase with a focus on self-reliance (02/09/2014)
AfriForum is entering a new phase by shifting its focus to the mobilising of its 100 000 members to strive for self-reliance, thus taking care of their own interests and the interests of their...
25 Aug 2014
SA: Naledi Pandor: Address by the Minister of Science and Technology, to the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Cape Town (25/08/2014)
This is the first time that Africa has hosted this prestigious congress, and I am pleased to welcome you home to the Cradle of Humankind. It's a privilege and an honour to address a world congress...
11 Aug 2014
Do a third of SA women have a baby by 19?
A health department official has claimed that a third of South African women have a child by 19. The claim is based on data from 1998. Does it hold true?
14 Jul 2014
UN: Statement by UN Women, entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, ITU and UN Women announce new global awards for outstanding work in technology for gender equality (14/07/2014)
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the...
12 Jun 2014
Avoid a cybercrime own goal during the World Cup
With the World Cup kicking off in Brazil tomorrow, 12 June, interest in the matches is reaching a fever pitch in Africa and around the globe. Savvy cybercriminals are capitalising on the attention...
09 Jun 2014
Home Affairs and the Immigration Amendment Act: So where to?
We now have a major amendment to our immigration legislation and processes.  But what is happening at Home Affairs?  Who, really, is at the helm of this critical Leviathan?  Where is he, she they...
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...
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