South Africa’s FIFTH ANNUAL CYBER LAW CONFERENCE is presented by Barend Burgers Attorneys @ the Innovation Hub, Pretoria from the 26th to the 28th of October 2010. This 5th edition’s central theme is:
“e-Justice in the context of e-Government”.
e-Justice – Its objective is to harness proportionate technology to improve the efficiency of legal procedures, too often cumbersome and paper-based, leading to confusion, delay, and miscarriage of justice. It offers innovative solutions by integrating ICT and biometrics for controlling and tracking authorized access to a legal process, which is automated as workflow systems, and represented in visual format.
e-Government refers to the use of internet technology as a platform for exchanging information, providing services and transacting with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. e-Government may be applied by the legislature, judiciary, or administration, in order to improve internal efficiency, the delivery of public services, or processes of democratic governance.
The South African civil and criminal justice system is still mainly manual and paper based, and is struggling to cope with the demands of modern society. Court files and dockets are lost on a regular basis. Delays caused by lost/misplaced dockets and court files frustrate not only prosecutors, attorneys and presiding officers, but also the general public. Justice must be seen to be done, and justice delayed damage the perception of the justice system in the eyes of the general public.
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has launched a pilot project in KZN with regards to its e-justice programme, which will introduce amongst others an electronic court management process. At this conference the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will showcase its progress in this regard.
- The Honourable Minister of Justice and Constitutional Developement Mr J Radebe (Welcoming address)
- The Honourable Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Mr Andries Nel (Access to Justice)
- Chief Director: Court Services Mr Pieter du Randt (e-Justice)
- Jacky Fick (Information Governance)
- Kendel Watt / Gerrie van Gaalen (Continuity and the ongoing demand for secure forensic email storage)
- Botha Lebepe (The Role of Mobile Technologies in e-justice)
- Cobus Burgers (Open Source issues relating to e-justice)
- Prof Mervyn King (The role of IT in corporate governance and it’s relevance to e-justice)
- Pria Chetty (e-Evidence)
- Mark Heyink (Latest on the PPI Bill)
Who should attend?
Prosecutors, attorneys, advocates, magistrates, judges, CCMA and Bargaining Council Commissioners, CEO’s, CIO’s, Managers, Directors, ICT companies.
Whether you are a witness or an accused in a criminal trial, or a witness or plaintiff/defendant in a civil trial, or whether you register a company or a close corporation, or register a trust or an estate at the Master’s office, requesting police clearance, paying a fine for a traffic transgression….the justice system effects everyone! Through e-justice your experience with the justice system could be so much more efficient and effective.
Bronze Sponsor: TMobile SA (Pty) Ltd
Exhibitors: Mimecast (Pty) Ltd, Hortors, Juta Law and Sabinet
To book for this conference please click here.