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Update on the Protection of State Information Bill

16th August 2013 The Protection of State Information Bill (POSIB) was adopted, with significant amendments, by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on 29... 

Update: The Protection of Personal Information Bill

15th August 2013 The Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI), set to radically change the way in which both the state and private organisations deal with... 

Further delays in release of Khampepe Report

14th August 2013 In the previous edition of our Media Law Newsletter (available here) we reported that the Pretoria High Court had, for the second time, ordered the... 

More Webber Wentzel

Another lesson for social media users

13th August 2013 In November 2012, BBC’s Newsnight broadcasted a report that included a serious allegation of child abuse against a "leading conservative politician... 

Suspended sentence for breach on social media

12th August 2013 In 1993, James Bulger, then two years old, was murdered by two eleven year-old boys, Robert Thompson and James Venables, near Liverpool in England.... 

Journalist convicted of criminal defamation

8th August 2013 On 21 June 2013, Magistrate Voogt of the Nigel Magistrates' Court (Gauteng province) convicted Cecil Motsepe, a former journalist of Sowetan, of... 

Media access to refugee appeal board hearing

7th August 2013 On 14 May 2013 the Constitutional Court heard an appeal against a judgment handed down by the North Gauteng High Court. The High Court had rejected... 

Agriculture: Tribunal confirms penalty

6th August 2013 The Competition Tribunal has confirmed an agreement between the Competition Commission and Cargill RSA (Pty) Ltd to settle Cargill's contravention... 

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