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20 October 2014
                       
 
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05 Oct 2014
 
 
Egyptian police arrest militants accused of recruiting for Islamic State
recruitment
Egyptian police have arrested four Islamic militants accused of recruiting youths to fight for Islamic State, the Mena state news agency said. Mena reported that the men were arrested in the...
 
 
27 Nov 2013
 
SA: Statement by the Department of Labour, dismisses social media impersonators (27/11/2013)
STATEMENT
The Ministry of Labour has distanced itself from people purporting to speak on behalf of Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant on social media sites. Herbert Mkhize, special advisor to the minister,...
 
 
Will social media influence election campaigning in South Africa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
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 is...
 
 
04 Oct 2013
 
Social media and the law
Phatshoane Henney Attorneys
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become an integral part of our everyday lives and have an important role to play in our social environment and help us keep in...
 
 
18 Sep 2013
 
What can be expected from young voters in South Africa's 2014 elections?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
South Africa’s youth is often seen as a ‘lost generation’; one with no causes or political purpose, an apathetic generation. Some, however, have opted out of democratic processes such as elections...
 
 
02 Nov 2012
 
To name or not to name, that is the question
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The recent dismissal of a staff member at a daily newspaper in Johannesburg for making inappropriate comments on Twitter about the publication, poses new dilemmas for South African employers. The...
 
 
01 Oct 2009
 
Social media can be a powerful tool
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Companies have been forced to re-examine their intellectual property policies in the open and infinite environment of the Internet, which has resulted in growing trends in creative commons and open...
 
 
 
                       
 
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