Uber faces Country-wide outage in S. Africa

US Taxi E-hailing service Uber is experiencing a country-wide outage this morning. Drivers are unable to connect to the platform and passengers cannot hail a cab through the app. A message when opening the app says: “We are experiencing a brief disruption which is making it difficult for drivers to use the app. We’re sorry …

EFF: South Africa’s Draft Online Internet law is Africa’s Worst Cyber Censorship legislation

According to a south African’ internet blog, The Draft Online Regulation Policy proposed by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) is far-reaching and absolute in its censorship, with little clarity on practical implementation.   This is according to commentators on a recent Carte Blanche insert about the Internet censorship which will accompany the bill.   The …

Draft policy to censor internet in South Africa called out as ‘unconstitutional’

The Right2Know Campaign has issued a statement in response to the South African Film & Publication Board’s (FPB) recent draft policy proposing to regulate online content in the country, rejecting the plan as “unnecessary censorship” and “unconstitutional”.   The policy claims that regulation of online content is the prerogative of the FPB, as a purported …