SA's software licence compliance improves: BSA

The use of unlicensed software by local organisations has dropped by 2 points since 2016, says the 2018 Global Software Survey.

Jun 15, 2017

Why register or patent?

The ramifications of not protecting software and technology developments can be costly.


SA improves cloud computing policy scorecard

A global study finds SA has made strides in its cloud computing policies, as Russia and China fall behind.


IP policy 'could harm development'

While the policy has noble goals, its impact could have the opposite effect, says BSA.

Aug 29, 2013

BSA appoints president, CEO

Victoria Espinel has a wealth of knowledge in intellectual property and trade issues, says BSA.


Unlicensed software costs SA businesses R5.7m

Companies operating in the engineering, graphics and advertising sectors are the top offenders, says the BSA.

Sep 29, 2011

SA loses ground in IT innovation

The country slips four spots to 47 in the IT Industry Competitiveness Index.

Sep 15, 2011

SA climbs software piracy ranks

SA is the 25th highest country in the world for purchasing pirated software, says BSA.

Jul 2, 2008

Avnet introduces programme

In this World Wide Wrap: Avnet introduces programme, 3i appoints Gridz, and BSA sues companies.


Is the BSA full of BS?

Most of the money paid locally for software licences gets repatriated abroad, widening the country's current account deficit, and not necessarily boosting the local economy.

May 31, 2006

New standard pleases BSA

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has welcomed the issue of a new software asset management standard.

Jun 9, 2004

BSA truce ends

A total of 188 companies face investigation after failing to register during the Business Software Alliance (BSA) truce on software piracy.

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