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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
In October last year, President Cyril Ramphoasa signed the Films and Publications Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) into law.
We have all heard of devastating stories both locally and internationally of children and adults who have committed harmful acts towards themselves or others due to cyberbullying. 
Web Rangers is a digital literacy programme designed to allow young people to gain critical skills and knowledge around online safety that they use to create innovative campaigns that promote safe internet usage and champion their rights in the digital
It seems a panic has swept the globe due to the “new” online social media game: the Blue Whale.
With the rise of bullying and cyberbullying incidents at schools and outside of schools being reported in the media, pertinent questions in relation to the prosecution of social media offenders have surfaced.
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
Diana Schwarz

WEB RANGERS SOUTH AFRICA

Web Rangers is a digital literacy programme designed to allow young people to gain critical skills and knowledge around online safety that they use to create innovative campaigns that promote safe internet usage and champion their rights in the digital world.

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Commercial Law
Diana Schwarz

THE PROSECUTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA OFFENDERS

With the rise of bullying and cyberbullying incidents at schools and outside of schools being reported in the media, pertinent questions in relation to the prosecution of social media offenders have surfaced.

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