Reputation management law: The rights to dignity, privacy and reputation in the modern era 2024


This course delves into the legal principles of reputation management for both individuals and corporate entities.

Students will gain theoretical insight and practical skills to address events that may tarnish or misrepresent their personal or business integrity. Topics include the handling of personal insults, invasions of privacy, attacks on their reputation and injurious falsehoods. Participants will learn strategies to protect against and respond to threats involving their individual or corporate rights to dignity, privacy and reputation in the modern era.

Join us for a six-hour course, held over three days.

When and where?

3 to 5 September 2024, 9:00 to 11:00 SAST

This course will be held remotely, most likely on Zoom.

Who will benefit from this course?

Legal practitioners (lawyers and advocates), company representatives (such as social media managers and members of human resources), business owners (with protectable brand names and products), public figures (such as politicians and celebrities) and laypeople (who use social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok).


Mr Simon Thompson is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Private Law at the University of Cape Town. His LLM (with distinction) focused on the role of humour in the South African law of defamation. He has a keen interest in the laws regulating the rights to dignity, privacy and reputation, and how the protection of said rights often conflicts with the constitutional right to freedom of expression.

Adv Michael Laws is a former advocate of the Johannesburg Bar currently based in London with a specialist media law practice. He has an LLM in Media Law from Queen Mary University London where he placed first in his specialisation. He has acted for clients in a wide range of litigation matters including several reputation disputes, privacy claims, journalist harassment matters and urgent media interdicts.

How much?

R2,100 per person.


A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend the full course.

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Course Details
Course Delivery Method:

E-learning E-learning

R2,100 per person.
Course Fee Includes:
any course material.




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