Cyberlaw and Electronic Transactions

CyberLaw (Webinar)
22 & 23 November 2021 | 11:00 – 13:30
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 Communication Technology Law (ICT). The seminar 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 Transactions Act  25 of 2002 (ECT Act) as well the recently promulgated Cybercrimes Act 19 0f 2020. The webinar will also cover the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. The webinar will also 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 & 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 & Trade Marks
  • 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. He is an International Co-ordinator of the African Centre for Cyberlaw and Crime Prevention based in Kampala, Uganda also as an (LLM) from UNISA.

Prof 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 also presents papers and attends both local and international conferences. He is also co-editor and author of the third Edition of Cyberlaw@SA. He also does corporate presentations, regularly gives opinions to both the private and government sectors, as well as individualised legal compliance testing, including in-house workshops and training for various private companies and government institutions both in South Africa and in Central, West and East Africa.

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. Snail ka Mtuze also currently serves on the National Cyber Security Advisory Counsel of the DPTS. Sizwe is a member of South African Information Regulators since 2015.

He has also served as Chairperson for the LSSA, E-Law Committee (2013 – 2020) and is a Trainee Adjudicator at the South African Institute of intellectual Property Law, (SAIIPL) specialising in, Domain Disputes. He is also co-founding member of the Annual Cyberlaw Conference and the Annual Lex-Informatica (2008 – 2020). Sizwe ka Mtuze is also a WASPA Adjudicator (2008 – 2016) and a Research Fellow in the field of Cyberlaw with the University of Fort Hare since 2014. Sizwe has recently been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Mercantile Law Department of Nelson Mandela University Law Faculty.

22 & 23 November 2021
Closing date for registrations: 19 November 2021Note: 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.

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 1 260 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 1 950 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 confirmation that we have received your registration documentation. You will receive a system-generated e-mail with a link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar at least 24 hours before the webinar starts. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link prior to the training (Microsoft Teams).
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, this must be done in writing within two business days before the closing date to avoid the full fee being charged.
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Course Dates

22 & 23 November 2021: 11:00 – 13:30
Closing date for registrations: 19 November 2021

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