n Without Prejudice - The span of spam : consumer law

Volume 13, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Spam refers to commercial communications that usually take the form of unsolicited electronic commercial communications, such as bulk e-mail and SMS (electronic spam) but may also take the form of unsolicited hardcopy such as bulk letters, flyers and pamphlets (paper spam). In South Africa there is no single piece of legislation that applies to spam generally. Currently, electronic spam is governed by the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECTA). Since its promulgation there have been further Acts and Bills that deal with both electronic and paper spam.

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