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Finalising new DMASA Code of Practice
Finalising new DMASA Code of Practice

The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) has announced that its updated Code of Practice is in the process of finalisation...

15 Apr 2019

Several bills get green light from National Assembly
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...

20 Mar 2019

Can loot box systems be classified as gambling?
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
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

Schimmel says, “This turned out to be much harder than expected...”
#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
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
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
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
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
#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
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
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
#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!
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
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

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

SA Press Ombudsman Johan Retief resigns
SA Press Ombudsman Johan Retief resigns

NEWSWATCH: South African Press Ombudsman Johan Retief has resigned from the Press Council for personal reasons...

23 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Trademark law and its limits in the fashion industry
Trademark law and its limits in the fashion industry

While fashion trends come and go, some become classics, such as the Chanel suit, the Burberry trench coat, the Ralph Lauren polo shirt, Louis Vuitton bags, and Levi 501 jeans...

By Clea Rawlins 16 Oct 2018

Have your say on Copyright Amendment Bill
Have your say on Copyright Amendment Bill

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry is calling for public comments on additional clauses of the Copyright Amendment Bill...

16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Press Council orders apology to Limpopo Premier by City Press
Press Council orders apology to Limpopo Premier by City Press

The Limpopo Provincial Government has welcomed the ruling by the Press Council on the matter between the Office of the Premier and City Press newspaper...

9 Oct 2018

Cord cutters: You still need to pay your SABC TV licence!
Cord cutters: You still need to pay your SABC TV licence!

'Cord cutters' and 'cord nevers' are proud of the fact that they don't fall into the description of a typical TV audience, but the SABC is now calling on all who watch televised content to pay up for TV licences - even if they don't watch on traditional TV sets...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Oct 2018

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Get ready for the new Advertising Regulatory Board...

NEWSWATCH: Some fear the demise of SA's Advertising Standards Authority will lead to a drop in advertising quality, but self-regulation will remain a core focus for the new Advertising Regulatory Board, set to start swinging stronger than before...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

SCA rules on publication of child victims' names
SCA rules on publication of child victims' names

The Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a ground-breaking judgment recently in the matter Centre for Child Law & Others v Media 24 Limited & Others, reinforcing the public's right to be informed of crimes involving child victims...

By Pieter Conradie, Anja Hofmeyr and Ashleigh Gordon 4 Oct 2018

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Eripio issues Notice of Liquidation to ASA

A Notice of Liquidation has been issued against the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa by Eripio, but the members of the ASA are determined that this will not mean the end of self-regulation of advertising content...

2 Oct 2018

#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape
#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape

NEWSWATCH: Court reporting is notoriously one of the most strictly regulated fields of journalism, which is why media celebrated this morning when granted an application to take still pictures of the #DrosRape accused...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Oct 2018

SABC, MultiChoice urged to comply with ConCourt ruling
SABC, MultiChoice urged to comply with ConCourt ruling

The Constitutional Court has granted the Competition Commission jurisdiction to investigate the deal signed between the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and MultiChoice...

1 Oct 2018

Have your say on digital sound broadcasting
Have your say on digital sound broadcasting

South Africans have been called to comment on the draft policy directive regarding the introduction of the digital sound broadcasting in South Africa...

1 Oct 2018

Media classification guidelines to protect artists, public
Media classification guidelines to protect artists, public

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says the draft Film and Publication Board's (FPB) Classification Guidelines seek to determine the extent to which media content is reflective of the public's values and expectations...

21 Sep 2018

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