Draft Industry Code to impact marketing in SA

In the interests of championing consumer rights, the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has approached the National Consumer Commission (“NCC”) with a proposed industry code called the Advertising and Marketing Industry Code of Practice (“the Industry Code”). The Industry Code was published for public comment in the Government Gazette of 26 July 2016,

SA’s integrated ICT Policy receives lukewarm reception

The South African government has taken steps towards approving the controversial Integrated ICT Policy White Paper. This paper is set to replace two separate historic white papers on Telecommunication (1996) and Postal Services (1998). This development has received a lukewarm reception within the industry. The ICT policy has been eagerly anticipated, as it promises to

The eFiles

Harty Rushmere eFiles – Volume 38 (August 2016)

In this month’s eFile, we discuss the newly published B-BBEE regulations and the impact they will have on the reporting of results and major BEE transactions. We also discuss how recent labour disputes have shone a spotlight on the regulation surrounding companies undergoing legal proceedings. Any business that produces content will be interested in our take on the Film and Publication Board’s revised Online Regulation Policy.

The eFiles

Harty Rushmere eFiles – Volume 37 (July 2016)

The Internet has changed how we work, how we access information and how we engage with one another. In this month’s issue, we explore the legal implications of social networking, discuss the right the public has to information in terms of the 2008 Companies Act and introduce you to the world’s first virtual attorney.

The world’s first smart attorney takes on commercial law

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer the fodder of science fiction movies. The world’s first AI lawyer, IBM’s AI Ross, has been hired by law firm Baker and Hostetler to assist with their bankruptcy practice. This is rumoured to be the first of many licenses to be signed with everyone’s new smart attorney. Ross was