Cyberlaw and Electronic Transactions

CyberLaw (Webinar)
04 & 05 May 2022 | 12:00 – 14:30
Cyberlaw and Electronic Transactions

About this webinar

The purpose of this webinar is to enlighten attendees on the latest developments and provide a relevant exposition of the body of Cyberlaw/Information and Communications Technology Law (ICT). The webinar will cover electronic writing and electronic signatures as well as the status of electronic wills, this will be followed by a brief exposition of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime/Budapest convention and how it has influenced the Cybercrime provisions in the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (ECT Act) as well as the recently promulgated Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020. The webinar will also cover the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.

The webinar will delve into aspects regarding Freedom of Expression as well as privacy in Cyberspace, this will then be followed by a section dealing with Trademarks and Domain Names as well as Copyright in terms of the Copyright Act 98 of 1978 and a discussion of recent local and foreign cases dealing with Copyright infringement in the electronic space. This webinar is a must for any legal practitioner (attorneys/advocates) who are serious about practising law in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

The programme will include:

  • Introduction to Cyberlaw and Electronic Transactions
  • The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime – Budapest Convention
  • Computer crime / Cybercrime in South Africa
  • Protection of Personal Information Act
  • Legal aspects of the internet and social media
  • Freedom of Expression / Defamation
  • Domain Names and Trademarks
  • Copyright

Click here to download a detail outcome of the programme : Cyberlaw Programme Content

Professor Sizwe Lindelo Snail ka Mtuze holds a Baccalareus Legum (LLB) from the University of Pretoria with Tax Law and Cyberlaw electives and an LLM degree from Unisa. He is a practising legal practitioner with the law firm, Snail Attorneys at Law. Prof Snail Ka Mtuze was appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Mercantile Law Department of Nelson Mandela University Law Faculty since 2021.

Professor Snail is also the author of various articles on cyber law in accredited and non-accredited journals both locally and internationally and has given ad hoc lectures for the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, University of Johannesburg, Fort Hare University and University of Pretoria and comments on cyber law in various South African newspapers and radio talk shows. He is an International Co-ordinator of the African Centre for Cyberlaw and Crime Prevention based in Kampala, Uganda. Prof Snail Ka Mtuze also acts frequently as an Examiner for the Legal Practice Council (LPC) and recently has been a guest lecture at the South African Bar Association Practical Vocational Training (PVT Course).

He also presents papers and attends both local and international conferences. He is also co-editor and author of the third Edition of Cyberlaw@SA. Prof Snail Ka Mtuze was involved in the 4th and Latest Edition of Cyberlaw@SA in which he is a contributing author as well as a co–editor.

Professor Sizwe has served as a member on the ICT Review Panel of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), serving as the Chairperson of the E-commerce Committee (Digital Society as renamed) within the panel sub-committees. He served on the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (2015 – 2017) of the DPTS and was a member of South African Information Regulators (2016-2021) as well as member of the Films and Publications Appeal Board (FPB) 2016 – 2021

04 & 05 May 2022 : 12:00 – 14:30Closing date for registrations: 03 May 2022Note: Kindly note that this webinar might run over the scheduled time.  Please do not arrange any other appointments for at least 30 minutes after the scheduled closing time.Certification
All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.
Who should register?

•    Corporate and government legal advisors
•    Practising legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates)
•    Candidate legal practitioner
•    Compliance Managers
•    Paralegals
•    Senior Managers
•    Corporate Executives


Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R 1 335 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 2 065 per person.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 (Online registration form)LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: CL, Initials and Surname


Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive a system-generated confirmation e-mail that we have received your registration documentation.  A day or two before the webinar starts, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the webinar (Microsoft Teams) as well as your webinar material. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar page at least 40 minutes before it starts.
For more information about this webinar contact Bettie Lubbe:

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Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The webinar is conducted in English only.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, you need to do so in writing before the webinar link and material are shared. No cancelation will be accepted after it has been made available and failure to comply with this will result in the full fee being charged.
  • LSSA/LEAD shall have the right in its sole discretion to postpone or cancel tuition in any programme initially advertised and offered based on insufficient demand. Should LSSA/LEAD cancel the proposed training, registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of the cancellation and all fees paid by the delegate will be refunded.
  • LEAD might record the webinar for QA purposes. According to Company policy and copyright protection, recordings or the PowerPoint presentation will not be made available after the webinar.

Course Dates

04 & 05 May 2022 : 12:00 – 14:30
Closing date for registrations: 03 May 2022

Note: Kindly note that this webinar might run over the scheduled time.  Please do not arrange any other appointments for at least 30 minutes after the scheduled closing time.

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