File Sharing

Share first, verify later: When breaking news breaks the rules

User-generated content can be both a media boon and a minefield, with hoaxes and propaganda competing with bona fide eyewitness accounts.

LimeWire pays $105m in music copyright case

The popular online file-sharing service LimeWire has agreed to pay $105-million to settle charges that it was a platform for music piracy.

New Zealand outlaws internet file-sharing

New Zealand passed a law against online piracy on Thursday which outlaws file-sharing.

Music sales fall almost $1,5bn amid increased piracy

Global recorded music sales fell by almost $1,5-billion last year as digital piracy continued to take its toll on the industry.

MusicDNA: New digital file that is son of MP3 unveiled

Technology by team behind the MP3 will offer fans a new way to listen to music and could be key in the fight against piracy.

Internet pirates find ‘bulletproof’ havens for file sharing

Internet pirates are moving away from havens such as Sweden to new territories that include China and Ukraine as they try to avoid prosecution.


South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Press Releases

Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.