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Several bills get green light from National Assembly

As the fifth Parliament concludes its work in the next few weeks, it is pushing ahead by passing essential laws which are in line with the Constitution's values...

3 days ago

Can loot box systems be classified as gambling?

Whenever you think about gambling, you usually imagine yourself hitting the jackpot at a slot machine in the casino. However, what if gambling covered more than just a chance at winning a tangible prize? Does South African law recognise the possibility of gambling for virtual-items?

By Sergio dos Santos 19 Mar 2019

Trademarks: Use it or lose it

It is important that a trademark is used, as failing to do so could lead to the cancellation of the mark if it has not been used for five years...

By Janine Hollesen 21 Feb 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Gail Schimmel

This week we go behind the selfie with Gail Schimmel, CEO of the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB), and writer...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Feb 2019

Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media

Social media represents one of the most significant developments in human communication and has undoubtedly changed the way we interact and share information...

14 Feb 2019

PoPI and social media

How times have changed. Social media marketing has evolved from being a bit of fun on the side to an absolute must-have for all businesses that want to remain relevant. Social media isn't just fun and games, though: it gives you access to personal information like never before. The big question is how the rules of PoPI apply when using social media for marketing and client service platforms...

By linda graham 11 Feb 2019

New edition of global advertising law book now available

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released the second edition of Advertising Law: A Global Legal Perspective - providing an overview of the laws governing advertising and marketing in more than 65 countries...

7 Feb 2019

Have your say on Hate Speech Bill

Members of the public have until 31 January 2019 to make their voices heard on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill...

11 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Improved protection for SA actors

The National Assembly has approved redrafted versions of the Performers' Protection Amendment Bill, the Copyright Amendment Bill and the National Gambling Amendment Bill, says Parliament's spokesperson Moloto Mothapo...

7 Dec 2018

Trade, Industry Committee adopts copyright bills

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has adopted reports on the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill which seek to establish and protect the rights of creators and copyright owners...

16 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Advertising Regulatory Board is open for complaints!

The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has officially launched and takes over the work of administering the Code of Advertising practice on behalf of the advertising and marketing industry, regulating the content of advertising...

6 Nov 2018

Why the Khashoggi murder mystery has dominated news headlines

With fake news at an all-time high and trust in the media at an all-time low, the Khashoggi murder case highlights the role of the media as the fourth estate, as killing the journalist does not necessarily mean you've killed the story...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Oct 2018

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