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Firm liable for acting on hacked e-mail instruction

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 19 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
An investment company has been ordered by the SCA to pay back its client’s money after it released his funds based on instructions from hacked e-mails, says a Moneyweb report.

Telkom cell masts battle in ConCourt this week

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Telkom has taken its battle with the City of Cape Town to the Constitutional Court, claiming the city does not have jurisdiction to decide where it can erect cellphone masts.

Please Call Me case heads back to court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Vodacom is not backing down from another battle with Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate in his 18-year effort to be compensated by the telecommunications giant, says a Daily Maverick report.

Cell C defaults on R3bn debt

Cell C has defaulted on almost R3bn of debt, sending the share price of its largest shareholder – Blue Label Telecoms – plunging more than 13% yesterday.

ConCourt to hear battle over Telkom tower

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 06 January 2020
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
A legal battle between Telkom and the City of Cape Town over a tower – which the partly state-owned telecommunications giant maintains it needs for improved coverage – is headed to the Constitutional Court.

Mobile giants warned of prosecution over data prices

Mobile operators have been behaving uncompetitively by charging too much for Internet connectivity and could face prosecution if they do not drop prices withing two months, the Competition Commission said yesterday.

Telkom confirms offer to Cell C

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 18 November 2019
Tags: #Science & Technology Law
Speculation around Telkom’s possible acquisition of Cell C was confirmed on Friday when it said it has made an offer to acquire SA’s third largest mobile operator.

Cell C hacker denied leave to appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 14 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Science & Technology Law
A cellular network hacker was denied leave to appeal his conviction and three-year sentence at the SCA yesterday.

City brings in experts to unravel cyber attack

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Science & Technology Law
The city of Johannesburg has roped in international partners to deal with a cyber attack, and will not concede to a R400 000 ransom demand by the Shadow Kill Hackers, says a TimesLIVE report.

Telkom loses cellphone mast appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 27 September 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
The SCA has dismissed Telkom’s appeal against a Western Cape High Court judgment that it is obliged when erecting a cellphone mast – whether free-standing or rooftop-based – to do so in accordance with the city’s municipal planning by-laws.

More delays in prisoner's bid to access laptop

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 02 September 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Science & Technology Law
A prisoner's case against the Department of Correctional Services to be granted access to his laptop, was postponed to 3 September because the department's lawyer was out of the country.

Landmark judgment allows live-streaming in court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 12 July 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
The public and other interested parties attending court hearings will now be able to live-stream the proceedings after a ground-breaking judgment by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday. Until now, only recognised media houses could apply for the broadcasting and live streaming of court proceedings, the Pretoria News reports.

Cyber attacks on legal profession increasing

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 05 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law #Science & Technology Law
Hack attacks, ransom threats and theft of money through fraudulent transactions are all becoming a stark reality for legal professionals and law firms around the world, says a legal risk adviser.

Traders snared in forex scam

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 01 July 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Science & Technology Law
Two KZN women caught in a sophisticated online cryptocurrency and forex trading scam have appealed for other victims to come forward and lay criminal charges.

Entrepreneurs seek R280m from Nebank over card-blocker

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 20 June 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
Two entrepreneurs applied to the Court of the Commissioner of Patents in Pretoria this week for an interdict to stop Nedbank from using a card blocking system they say was stolen from them, notes a Moneyweb report.

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