Deputy Minister John Jeffery briefs media on Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill 19 Jan

  • Date: Jan 18, 2017
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17 Jan 2017

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery, will brief the media on the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. The Bill has been approved by Cabinet and will soon be tabled in Parliament.


The Bill aims to put in place a coherent and integrated cybersecurity statutory framework to address various shortcomings which exist in dealing with cybercrime and cyber security in the country and focuses, among others, on:


  • Creating offences and prescribing penalties related to cybercrime.
  • Regulating jurisdiction, as well as the powers to investigate search and gain access to or seize items in relation to cybercrimes.
  • Regulating aspects of evidence, relative to cybercrimes.
  • Regulating aspects of international cooperation in respect of investigations having a bearing on cybercrimes.
  • The establishment of various structures to deal with cybersecurity.
  • The identification and declaration of National Critical Information Infrastructures and measures to protect these infrastructures.
  • Creating obligations for electronic communications service providers regarding issues that impact on cybersecurity.

      The Bill and a Discussion Document, explaining the provisions of the Bill, are available for download on the website of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, at the following address: #CyberCrimes.

      The media briefing will be held as follows:

      Date: Thursday, 19 January 2017
      Venue: GCIS Head Office, 1035 Tshedimosetso House, cnr Frances Baard and Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria

      NB: There will be a video link up to the Imbizo Media Centre in Cape Town at 120 Plein Street in Parliament

      Victor Mateane Phala
      Cell: 082 4652469
      Junior Kotu
      Cell: 0791929194
      Mthunzi Mhaga
      Cell: 083 641 8141
      Event Category:
      Media briefings
      Issued by:
      Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
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