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On 1 December 2021, certain parts of the Cybercrimes Act, 19 of 2020 came into full effect.  The Cybercrimes Act seeks to address the rise of crimes that are now committed online due to the use of the internet and various emerging technologies. 
The recent death of a veteran actor, Patrick Shai set tongues wagging after it was reported that he committed suicide following alleged cyberbullying((Kedibone Modise "Somizi Mhlongo probes if cyberbullying played a part in Patrick Shai’s passing" IOL news 25 January
On 27 June 2017, shipping company – Maersk – faced its biggest crisis. NotPetya, a type of ransomware, had spread through its global computer network in 7 minutes[1], destroying 49,000 of its laptop computers.[2] 17 of its terminals across the globe were hacked.
Transnet, on 22 July, suffered what it has called “a cyber attack”. As a result of this disruption, Transnet could not provide the services it usually provides, which include loading and offloading containers from ships.
While most people chuckle at the “send nudes” gifs and memes that are an ongoing source of humour on the internet, for some, the tragic reality is that these nudes may ruin their lives. 
Cloud technology has significantly changed the way we transfer and store information. By allowing us to store our files in a space with no physical boundaries, cloud technology allows us to have access to any file at any time and
The enacting of legislation undergoes a consultative process; the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000 (“PAJA”) provides that where an administrative action materially affects the rights of the public, the public must be consulted.
It seems a panic has swept the globe due to the “new” online social media game: the Blue Whale.
Commercial Law
Kelly Lekaise

In Plain English: The Cybercrimes Act in a Nutshell

On 1 December 2021, certain parts of the Cybercrimes Act, 19 of 2020 came into full effect.  The Cybercrimes Act seeks to address the rise of crimes that are now committed online due to the use of the internet and various emerging technologies. 

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Media and OTT
Zandile Mthabela

CRIMINALISATION OF CYBERBULLYING IN SOUTH AFRICA

The recent death of a veteran actor, Patrick Shai set tongues wagging after it was reported that he committed suicide following alleged cyberbullying((Kedibone Modise “Somizi Mhlongo probes if cyberbullying played a part in Patrick Shai’s passing” IOL news 25 January 2022.))

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Commercial Law
Yashoda Rajoo

SEND NUDES

While most people chuckle at the “send nudes” gifs and memes that are an ongoing source of humour on the internet, for some, the tragic reality is that these nudes may ruin their lives. 

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