In 2014 National Treasury issued an instruction prohibition by national and provincial public entities from making payments via the internet due to the risk associated with such transactions.  In 2019, however, it seems that National Treasury (“NT”) has had a change of heart and are revaluating its existing payments regulatory framework. On 5 December 2018, National Treasury and the [...]
The African National Congress ("ANC") has lost a domain dispute it lodged against a former service provider - Unwembi Communications ("Unwembi"). In what should have been a claim with good prospects of success, the 107 year old movement with a very strong and well known brand failed to prove its case. The matter involved three ANC employees who were tasked [...]
Many people have been swindled out of their hard-earned money due to lack of information on fraud. On a daily basis, fraudsters prowl the internet in search of their next victim. Do not become the next victim! The rule of thumb is “if an offer looks too good to be true, it probably is.” Joe received an email on his [...]
As we celebrate the beginning of the new year, most of us usually take time to clean out our homes and get organised. A space in our lives that is usually missed and not thought of is the digital space that we occupy. This guide is to help you to get your Data Privacy in order and organised for the [...]
Below are existing governance tools and instruments that arguably need government and its SoCs must implement fully and consistently to contribute towards effective SoC governance for efficient SoC turnaround and sustained success. These are based on a comparative study, including interviews undertaken, comparing and extracting key success factors between SoCs in South Africa and in other emerging economies in Asia [...]
You’ve got a great idea for an app, but you do not have the technical skill to create it on your own so you contract a software development company. They love your idea and are happy to work with you, great! You have approached your attorney who has provided you with an NDA, the developer has signed it and you [...]
Technology aspects of the State of the Nation Address and what they mean for SA: exciting times ahead!
In his State of the Nation address last night, President Ramaphosa touched those areas of the South African economy that can turn our fortunes around relatively quickly: agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and technology. What he had to say about technology is really exciting. “Government is finalising a small business and innovation fund targeted at start-ups.” He’s just come back from Davos. [...]