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DoJ recovering from significant cyber hack

A cyberattack on the Department of Justice that collapsed court systems across the country has been contained, it confirmed yesterday.

Court blocks DiData antagonist

The Eastern Cape High Court (Gqeberha) has rescued Dimension Data from a businessman threatening to tarnish its name and demanding more than R21bn.

Jail and no Internet for anti-corruption blogger

Self-proclaimed anti-corruption activist and blogger Michael Hampton has been sentenced to six months in prison without access to the Internet.

Operators call for spectrum term extension

Mobile operators are appealing to the telecoms regulator to extend the term of temporary spectrum issued in 2020 in response to the increased demand for communications and online services brought on by Covid-19 lockdowns, adding to the private-sector voices calling for a plan to take away the radio waves in November.

Mediation under way to resolve spectrum deal

SA telecommunication companies are trying to settle a wireless spectrum auction dispute with the industry regulator out of court to avoid a prolonged legal battle, says a BusinessLIVE report.

MTN warns of 'digital load shedding'

MTN has warned of what is termed ‘digital load shedding’ due to the planned ending of a temporary broadband reprieve courtesy of national disaster regulations.

Encrypted cellphones tactic helped bust alleged cocaine gang

Six men arrested following the discovery of R400m worth of cocaine in Pretoria were linked to one another through the use of an encrypted cellphones, created by the FBI to monitor criminal syndicates.

Africrypt liquidators empowered to find missing funds

The Gauteng High Court has granted the liquidators of Africrypt additional powers to track down missing funds, and to sell assets and property belonging to the company, says a Moneyweb report.

GovChat wards off urgent interdict bid

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed an urgent interdict application brought against the government-led communication platform GovChat, while another application against it is expected to be heard later this year.

Transnet port divisions declare force majeure

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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'

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

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.

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