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NEW LAWS WHICH PARLIAMENT IS LOOKING TO INTRODUCE

THE CYBERCRIMES BILL The Cybercrimes Bill seeks to: Create offences which have a bearing on cybercrime; Criminalise the distribution of data messages which are harmful and to provide for interim protection orders; Impose obligations to report cybercrimes; Provide that the Executive may enter into agreements with foreign States to promote measures aimed at the detection,

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THE CONSTITUTION COURT HELD SECTIONS OF INTIMIDATION ACT OF 1982 UNCONSTITUTIONAL

SECTIONS OF INTIMIDATION ACT OF 1982 LIMIT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION The Constitutional Court has unanimous held that section 1(1)(b) and 1(2) of the Intimidation Act 72 of 1987 are unconstitutional, finding that it limits the right to freedom of expression. The freedom of expression is provided for in the Bill of Rights under section 16

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EQUAL RIGHTS IN CUSTOMARY MARRIAGES

The Constitutional Court has confirmed a 2017 interim order that Wives married in polygamous customary marriages will continue to enjoy Joint and Equal ownership, control and management and other rights over the family and matrimonial properties. Women married in polygamous customary relationships before the introduction of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act 120 of

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