King IV is a voluntary set of principles and leading practices that guides corporate governance, which is defined as ethical and effective leadership. It sets out the philosophy, practices, principles and outcomes which basically set the standard for corporate governance in South Africa. It applies to all organisations irrespective of the entity. There are 4 main outcomes that King IV [...]
5G has become the new buzzword that we are hearing everywhere. 5G is said to be the era of intelligent connectivity, but what exactly is 5G? In short, 5G or fifth generation is cellular network technology that provides broadband access. It offers connections much faster than our current connection, but this technology is so much more than just faster [...]
Background Liberty Group (“Liberty”) released a communication on 18 June 2018, advising that “it has been subjected to illegal and unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure”. The data that was the subject of the breach seemed to be “largely emails and possibly attachments”. About three weeks before that, on 25 May 2018, a new European Union law - the General [...]
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. [...]
Lawyers interpret legislation and advise accordingly and our advice isn’t cheap. We spend hours considering legislation so that we can give you the most precise advice. Most often, we are called in when faeces are propelled in an upward direction. This happens when clients don’t follow our advice. Did you follow our advice? Yes, you say. But did you really? [...]