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Transnet port divisions declare force majeure

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Science & Technology Law
In what a Moneyweb report describes as an an unprecedented move, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) declared force majeure yesterday following the ongoing fallout from a cyber-attack last week which hit the entire Transnet Group.

Social media master plan fed the carnage

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 15 July 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Science & Technology Law
Entire CBDs, factories, shopping malls, stores, restaurants, service stations, supply routes and some crucial installations have all been laid to waste this week by the violence instigated by players behind the scenes.

Survé group says BT cannot cut ties

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
African Equity Empowerment Investments (AEEI) – a subsidiary of Iqbal Survé's Sekunjalo Group – claims that global telecoms group BT won't be able to end its relationship.

11 POPIA Questions to Ask Yourself Before 30 June 2021

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Monday, 07 June 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
By midnight on 30 June 2021 you must be fully compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) if you in any way process any personal information relating to a “data subject”. Very few businesses and organisations will fall outside that net, and even fewer will fall into any of the exemptions. The risks of non-compliance are substantial.

SABC, DStv dispute ‘must carry’ channel costs

By Daily News Published on Friday, 04 June 2021
Tags: #Science & Technology Law
The SABC wants its rival MultiChoice to pay for carrying three of its public broadcasting service television channels – despite the company’s contention that the public broadcaster already receives R569m in advertising revenue annually.

Online system for deceased estates this year

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Science & Technology Law
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department is developing an online system for the reporting of deceased estates, expected to come on stream in the current financial year.

'Please call me' dispute ignores IP issues

A highly-contested and expensive case between Nkosana Makate and Vodacom has resulted in bad precedence in the field of company law on the issue of ostensible authority.

Twitter blocks access to tender exposé

By Daily News Published on Monday, 17 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Investigative journalism group amaBhungane said Twitter blocking links to its online articles appeared to be an ‘attempt at censoring a highly respected news outlet’.

Hard to determine ‘Please Call Me’ value – Vodacom

By Daily News Published on Friday, 07 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
While the issue of what is reasonable compensation for a brilliant idea is the essence of Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate’s case, it is like asking what is the length of a piece of string – there is no obvious answer.

Vodacom 'Please Call Me' compensation offer 'reasonable'

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 06 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub took an ‘insightful and reasonable’ approach in offering R47m compensation to ‘Please Call Me’ inventor Nkosana Makate, the company's legal team argued on the second day of the hearing at the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday.

Court asked to decide Please Call Me compensation

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
The nearly 21-year dispute between 'Please Call Me' inventor Nkosana Makate and Vodacom returned to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday for a three-day review application in which the former employee is seeking R10bn in compensation.

Altron acquires Lawtrust for R245m

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Science & Technology Law
JSE-listed Altron has acquired digital signatures services company Lawtrust from Etion for R245m subject to Competition Commission approval.

GovChat ownership dispute heads to High Court

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 08 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
A dispute over ownership of government-led communications platform GovChat has landed in the Western Cape High Court, with claims made by a Milnerton businessman that the program is all his, says a Cape Times report.

Court date set for 'Please Call Me' offer review

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
'Please Call Me’ inventor Nkosana Makate says a court date has been set for a review hearing of the R47m in compensation he has been offered by SA's largest cellular company Vodacom.

Is it a machine? No, it's a cellphone!

By Daily News Published on Monday, 29 March 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law #Tax Law
Samsung has come out on the wrong end of a dispute with SARS over import duties on cellphones at the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).

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