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#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2018

Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age
Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age

The advent of social media has provided brands with an undisputed marketing opportunity - a direct customer engagement and promotional platform, where brands can build their identity and loyalty to their heart's content. But all good things come with a price...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2018

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit
Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Oct 2017

(c) Rabia Elif Aksoy -
Brands and social media influencers, are you at risk?

Although Andy Warhol proclaimed in 1968 that, in the future, everyone would be world-famous for fifteen minutes, it is unlikely that he could possibly have imagined today's social media crazed world and the multiple platforms that exist to enable anyone, anywhere, to become a celebrity...

By Kelly Thompson 31 Mar 2017

Proper use of branded social content under the spotlight
Proper use of branded social content under the spotlight

We've seen a number of articles around influencer marketing, but it's also subject to a set of laws and rules...

By Thabiso Moloi 31 Aug 2016

[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue
[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015

Anton Harber
Criminal libel has no place in law books

He has made it his mission 'to expose, through my investigations, the scourge of corruption, which is robbing (Angola) of billions of dollars a year': journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais...

By Anton Harber 20 Mar 2015

Yossi Hasson
Managing risk: Why email archiving is critical

In a fast-moving and rapidly evolving business environment, which is undergoing a transformative shift to digital communications - it is increasingly important for businesses to protect themselves...

By Yossi Hasson 4 Nov 2014

Recruiting and employing in Botswana
Recruiting and employing in Botswana

Employers must get it right from the onset when recruiting and employing an employee in Botswana. This is important because as soon as an offer of employment is made and accepted by the employee, employment relationship immediately comes into existence.

By Thabiso T. Tafila 14 Jul 2014

Jenny Reid
Do your employees understand professional social media?

Social media is a bit like a naïve teen's house party. Think of it as an endless online party where everyone is invited, everyone can listen or join in, or watch, at any time.

By Jenny Reid 14 May 2014

International arbitration in Mauritius
International arbitration in Mauritius

Arbitration has been firmly established in Mauritius since the Constitution of 1791 and the island has travelled a long way since then. The Mauritian jurisdiction is now moving ahead to establish itself as a jurisdiction of choice for international arbitration. The island is a logical choice as it is a safe, stable and democratic jurisdiction where the Rule of Law prevails with regular democratic elections entrenching the separation of powers. Mauritius has also in the last twenty years developed into an international financial centre attracting international business and finance to its shores. It is a corollary of any decent international financial centre to provide to the investors, shareholders and business entities using it, for ways and means to settle their disputes when the latter arise.

By Marc Hein 23 Jan 2014

Chris Moerdyk
Don't confuse aggregation and plagiarism

There has been a lot written in the past few weeks about the challenges posed to the online publishing community by the litigation between Moneyweb and Fin24, and a not unsubstantial amount of this opinion has been a mix of journalistic petulance and hysteria.

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Oct 2013

Anton Harber
The censorship of crudity and the crudity of censorship

Let's get some facts straight on the effective banning of the film, Of Good Report*, which was due to open the Durban International Film Festival - 18-28 July.

By Anton Harber 30 Jul 2013

Rachel Sikwane
Trademarks vs Adwords - the final decision (or is it?)

The issue of Adwords has become increasingly important in trademark law. When you buy a word from Google as an Adword, this has the effect that whenever anyone enters that word as a search term, your pop-up advert will appear on the screen together with the so-called 'natural results'.

By Rachel Sikwane 22 Jul 2013

The importance of strong passwords
The importance of strong passwords

Social networking sites are often the first point of contact between users and companies, and special care should be taken to strengthen the security of social media accounts.

By Jeremy Matthews 3 May 2013

Douglas Kruger
Seven stages in becoming an industry expert

From Amoeba to Icon; where do you currently rank in your industry's natural progression? In this piece, I walk you through the seven stages of development as you strive to position yourself as an industry expert. [video]

By Douglas Kruger 13 Apr 2013

[2013 trends] Media and advertising regulation in 2013
[2013 trends] Media and advertising regulation in 2013

So here we are in 2013 - the Mayan trend predictions for 2012 having spectacularly failed to materialise, leaving some of us with hangovers and debt that we had secretly hoped would be wiped clean in a Mayan-flavoured apocalypse. Now is the time for us to look into our crystal balls, and see if we can get our predictions for media and advertising regulation a bit more spot-on than the poor Mayans did.

By Gail Schimmel 24 Jan 2013

Ilse du Plessis
Copyright and the world of online news

LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: The way in which we keep up with the news has changed greatly over the past decade. How many of us still buy a daily newspaper? Many of us opt to get our news from a variety of online sources.

By Ilse du Plessis 16 Jan 2013

Johan Botes
Top 10 New Year's resolutions for employers

Here are some resolutions for 2013 for you that you, as an employer, may well find useful. Get them right now - and avoid any unpleasant surprises during the year.

By Johan Botes 31 Dec 2012

Rosalind Davey
Social media is here - but be alert to the risks

As more and more companies use social media platforms as marketing and communications tools they need to be aware that it is not without risks.

By Rosalind Davey 3 Oct 2012

Kenyan regulator prepares to disconnect fake phone

Kenyans are counting days before the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) switches off counterfeit phones at the end of September. According to the CCK, close to three million mobile phones in the Kenyan market are counterfeit - 10% of all the active mobile devices in the country.

By Carole Kimutai 10 Sep 2012

Women lawyers engage media in property rights
Women lawyers engage media in property rights

Malawi chapter of the Women in Law Southern Africa (WLSA Malawi) last week trained journalists from different media disciplines to effectively document cases where women suffer injustices of unfair distribution of marital property due to the current legal framework.

By Gregory Gondwe 10 Sep 2012

Kasunda elected as MISA regional chair
Kasunda elected as MISA regional chair

Anthony Kasunda, the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council (RGC) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 July 2012, at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.

By Gregory Gondwe 31 Jul 2012

Nerushka Deosaran
Think before you tweet

Last year one media personality threatened to sue another media personality claiming that her tweets were defamatory to their brand. The tweets included the adjectives "young hoe" and "drunk." The target's lawyers sent a letter requesting a halt on the tweets, an apology and damages in the amount of R85 000.

By Nerushka Deosaran 16 Jul 2012

Gregory Gondwe
Malawi newspapers risk legal punishment

Government has warned publishers, among them newspapers companies, of a legal punishment if they fail to deposit copies of their publications with the National Archives of Malawi within two months from date of publication.

By Gregory Gondwe 21 May 2012

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