By Sizwe Snail. This paper was published on Nelson Mandela University’s Law Journal Obiter . You can read the full article here.
Abstract: This article seeks to give a historical background to the development of cybercrime laws in South Africa. It commences with a discussion on the common-law position regarding cyber-criminality then the article goes on to discuss the Electronic Communications Transactions Act (ECT) and the new Cybercrimes Act. This is followed by a discussion on Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and same converges with the Cybercrimes Act, as well as the POPIA.