How smart is a smart contract?

Although smart contracts have become a hot topic due to the blockchain revolution, the term “smart contract” was first actually used back in the 1990’s by American computer scientist Nick Szabo. By Tebogo Motloutsi, CA and Danie Pienaar, partner at...

Standard Bank partners with FRDM on supply chain transparency

Standard Bank Group has partnered with US-based technology platform, FRDM, via the Group’s OneHub platform, to help corporates assess and address environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks within their supply chain. The solution will help companies build...

Why trusted timestamping is important for business

In an ever-growing digital world, it has become essential to prove the existence of specific data at a particular date and time, especially in a business dispute. Associating a date or time with a document, also known as “trusted timestamping,” provides...

Information Regulator invites public comments on new POPIA regulations

New amended draft regulations on POPIA have been published for comment, covering various steps that people can take in exercising their rights under POPIA and how businesses can request consent for direct marketing purposes. By Peter Grealy, Karl Blom and Nozipho...

ICASA market inquiry into signal distribution services

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published notice of its intention to conduct an inquiry into competition in signal distribution services and is inviting questions from the public on clarity by 4 October 2021. Peter Grealy, Nozipho...

Be clear on the finer points of POPIA to avoid regulatory run-ins

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) takes effect on 1 July, a move that will compel businesses and organisations to protect personal information and prevent it being exposed and disseminated to unauthorised individuals and entities. While the Act has...