Alison Lee

Alison Lee

NEWSFLASH FOR WEEK 1 (05 – 09 September 2022)

Dear All,


Please see the latest happenings for this week, including some interesting articles such as:


  1. Copyright laws finally approved;
  2. New WhatsApp change could spell trouble for group admins in SA;
  3. Jump the gun, bite the bullet: Consequences of failure to notify a merger in Africa;
  4. Outa welcomes new driver’s licence card but calls for 10-year renewal period


to name a few.


Alison and her great team.






Cyber criminals generate $26 billion a year from e-mail impersonations


South Africa has the third-highest number of cybercrime victims in the world, data has revealed.

A gaping hole in cybersecurity is e-mail impersonation, and there are various approaches made by cyber-criminality.

A partnership between industry leaders is seeking to change that.








Government looking to crack down on big ships that pollute the ocean


South Africa’s parliament wants to take a firm stand against maritime pollution from big ships. They are proposing a fine increase from R500,000 to R10 million for pollution to make non-compliance expensive.

The Department of Transport on Tuesday proposed amendments to marine pollution (prevention of pollution from ships). The department announced in parliament that it was considering increasing the fine to R10 million as a way to contribute to mitigating climate change. These “big” ships include cruise ships and explorative powerships.







Tiger Brands recalls baby powder after asbestos detected


The recall from Tiger Brands comes weeks after Johnson & Johnson announced it was stopping sales of its talc-based baby powder.

Tiger Brands has recalled some of its Purity and Elizabeth Anne’s baby powder after trace levels of asbestos were detected.

Asbestos found in test samples.







Pick n Pay voices its objections to Shoprite buying Massmart assets


The Competition Tribunal yesterday heard submissions relating to the proposed merger of Shoprite Supermarkets acquiring certain stores from Massmart Holdings, as retailer Pick n Pay voiced its objections.

Shoprite plans to acquire 56 retail supermarket stores and 43 retail liquor stores operated under the brand names Rhino Cash & Carry, Rhino Liquors, Cambridge Food and Cambridge Food Liquor, 10 wholesale (Cash & Carry) stores, two wholesale liquor stores; and Massfresh, with two entities: a meat-processing plant facility and Fruitspot, comprising three processing facilities in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.


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