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Website Terms and Conditions

Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

This website, including all of its features and content (this “Website”) is a service made available by Sabinet (“The provider”) and all content, information and services provided on or through this Website may be used solely under the following terms and conditions.

Definitions and interpretation:

  1. “Content” including but not limited to: text, submissions, images, audio and/or video, and PDFs in whole or in part;
  2. “Submissions” – including but not limited to notes, images, creative materials, ideas, suggestions concepts, and communication including any data, questions, comments and other information submitted to the Website via transmission by electronic mail or otherwise;
  3. “The Provider” means Sabinet Online Limited (registration number 1996/017856/06). The Company provides online Information Content as further described in the definition of Content above.
  4. “User” means any person who enters, uses or accesses the Website, notwithstanding the fact that such a person only visited the home page of the Website;
  5. “The Website” means the Sabinet Online website located at,,,, and includes any part or element thereof;
  6. “Consumer” has the meaning given to it as defined in the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 as well as the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (the “CPA”)​;

In this agreement unless it appears to the contrary, the singular shall include the plural and vice versa, any reference to any gender shall also includes the opposite gender and any reference to a natural person, shall include legal person and vice versa.

    1. Website license:
      1. As a user of this Website you are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to access and use the Website and Content in accordance with these Terms of use. Sabinet may terminate this license at any time for any reason.
    2. Important Notice:
      1. These Terms and Conditions apply to all users and consumers as defined above.
      2. Your attention is drawn to these Terms and Conditions because they are important and should be carefully noted.
      3. If there is any provision in these Terms and Conditions that you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask Sabinet to explain it to you before you accept the Terms and Conditions or continue using the Website.
      4. Sabinet permits the use of this Website subject to the Terms and Conditions. By using this Website in any way, you shall be deemed to have accepted all the Terms and Conditions unconditionally. You must not use this Website if you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions.
    3. Trade mark, copyright and restrictions on use:
      1. The Content on this Website is for your personal use only and not for commercial exploitation.
      2. The Website consists of content that is derived entirely or in part from content sourced by and provided to Sabinet, Newspaper Publisher and other sources. The said content is protected under applicable South African Copyright and Trade Mark Laws, International Trade Marks and Copyright Laws and conventions.
      3. The user is strictly prohibited from creating works that are based on the content found on this site. The prohibition applies regardless of whether the content is sold, negotiated or given away and/or further alienated in any manner whatsoever.
      4. The user, with the inclusion of but not the limitation of, may not reproduce, duplicate, publish, modify, copy, download, upload in any manner, post, broadcast or transmit, reverse engineer or disenable, display, or distribute or in any way exploit any of the content, except in so far that the user may download or print one copy of the content on any single computer for the user’s personal, non-commercial use only. Provided that all propriety notices and restrictions attached to the content are kept intact unless expressly permitted by the site, or unless prior written consent from Sabinet has been obtained.
      5. Users are required to register and receive confirmatory e-mail messages in order to gain access to certain content or services on the Website.
      6. Users may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, rent, lease, loan, sell, sublicense or create derivative works from this Website or Content.
      7. Users may not use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the site architecture or extract information.
      8. Users may not use any robot, spider, web crawlers, other automatic software or device, or manual process to monitor, search or copy Sabinet’s Website or the Content without Sabinet’s prior written permission. 
      9. Users may not use this Website to transmit any false, misleading, fraudulent or illegal communications
      10. Users may quote small and reasonable amounts of content available from the Website only if such quote is placed in inverted commas and appropriately referenced.
      11. Users may not copy, modify, reproduce, republish, distribute, display, or transmit for commercial, non-profit or public purposes all or any portion of this Website, except to the extent permitted above.
      12. No person may frame the Website, in any manner whatsoever, without the prior written consent of Sabinet.
      13. Sabinet shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of such Content by the user or any third party who obtained any content from the user.
      14. Hyperlinks to the Website from any other source shall be directed to the home page of the Website. Sabinet shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of content from the Website if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the Website. Persons that wish to link to content beyond the home page of the Website shall do so at their own risk and indemnify Sabinet against any loss, liability or damage that may result from the use of Content from the Website. Sabinet’s non-liability for deep linking is based on the fact that deep links bypass these terms of use.
    4. Not legal advice:
      1. Content is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice. The accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the Content is not warranted or guaranteed and your use of Content on this Website or materials linked from this Website is at your own risk.
    5. Intellectual property rights and domain name use:
      1. All intellectual property on the Website, including but not limited to content, trademarks, domain names, patents, design elements, software, databases, text, graphics, icons and hyperlinks are the property of or licensed to Sabinet and as such, are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights licensed to the User in clause 2, all other rights to intellectual property on the Website are expressly reserved.
      2. “Sabinet Online” is a registered trademark and Users agree not to use the Sabinet Online trademark or trademark as an element of a domain name or subdomain name, notwithstanding the fact that such domain name use or registration may be allowed in terms of trademark and/or constitutional law. Upon request to do so, a User shall immediately cease to use the such domain name and transfer it to Sabinet at the cost of the User.
    6. Software and equipment:
      1. It is the responsibility of the User to acquire and maintain, at his/her own expense, the computer hardware, software, lines and account to access the Website.
    7. Changes and amendments:
      1. Sabinet expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to do any of the following, at any time without prior notice:
        1. change these terms and conditions;
        2. change the content and/or services available from the Website;
        3. discontinue any aspect of the Website or service(s) available from the Website; and/or
        4. change the software and hardware required to access and use the Website.
    8. Purchase of Articles:
      1. We are committed to providing secure online payment facilities. All transactions are encrypted using appropriate encryption technology.
      2. Payment can be made via PayPal.
      3. You will need to comply with the terms and conditions of PayPal in order to register an account directly with PayPal through which you will be able to make online purchases.
      4. Sabinet does not receive, process or store credit card numbers.
      5. Once you have selected your articles and proceeded to checkout you will be redirected to a secure PayPal website. Once redirected you will be bound by the PayPal website terms and conditions as provided here
    9.  Debit Order payments
      1. Subject to availability and receipt of payment, requests will be processed within two (2) working days after the Service Level Agreement has been signed and delivery is confirmed by way of an initial welcome letter including a username and password.
      2. Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express Cards or bank transfer into the Sabinet bank account, the details of which will be provided on request.
      3. Customer details will be stored by Sabinet separately from card details which are entered by the client on DPO PayGate’s secure site. For more detail on DPO PayGate refer to
      4. 4. Card transactions will be acquired for Sabinet via PayGate (Pty) Ltd which is the approved payment gateway for all South African Acquiring Banks. DPO PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no Card details are stored on the website. Users may go to to view their security certificate and security policy.
      5. The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. The transaction currency is South African Rand (ZAR).
      6. Sabinet takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction including the sale of goods and services sold on this website, customer service and support, dispute resolution and delivery of goods.
    10. Download Package Purchases
      1. Subject to availability and receipt of payment, requests will be processed within 2 business days after the Terms and Conditions of this website has been signed.
      2. Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express Cards or bank transfer into the Sabinet bank account, the details of which will be provided on request.
      3. Sabinet takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction including the sale of goods and services sold on this website, customer service and support, dispute resolution and delivery of goods.
    11. Consumer Rights
      1. The Consumer is entitled to cancel any transaction for the supply of access to the service within seven days after the agreement was concluded.
      2. Sabinet will have the right to charge the Consumer with any direct cost associated with the cancellation of the transaction.
      3. Sabinet will have 30 days from the date of cancellation to refund the Consumer.
      4. If Sabinet received no request for cancelation of the transaction as set out above the Consumer will no longer have a right to any form of refund.
    12. Privacy:
      1. Sabinet shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of Users and for the purpose of this clause, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). Visit Privacy Policy.
      2. Sabinet may electronically collect, store and use the following personal information of Users:
        1. name and surname;
        2. birth date;
        3. gender;
        4. address;
        5. contact numbers;
        6. non-personal browsing habits and click patterns;
        7. e-mail address;
        8. IP address;
        9. User selected password
      3. Sabinet collects, stores and uses the above-mentioned information for the following purposes:
        1. providing the Product, support and services to the User;
        2. subject to the User’s consent, inform the User of facts relating to his/her access and use of the Website;
        3. subject to the User’s consent, inform the User about competitions and special offers from Sabinet and/or its partners/affiliates; and
        4. to compile non-personal statistical information about browsing habits, click patterns and access to the Website.
      4. Sabinet may collect, maintain, save, compile, share, disclose and sell any information collected from users, subject to the following provisions:
        1. Sabinet shall not disclose personal information from Users unless the User consents thereto;
        2. Sabinet shall disclose information without the User’s consent only through due legal process; and
        3. Sabinet may compile, use and share any information that does not relate to any specific individual.
      5. Sabinet owns and retains all rights to the non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by Sabinet.
    13. Hyperlinks to third-party sites:
      1. Sabinet may provide hyperlinks to websites not controlled by Sabinet (target sites) and such links do not imply any endorsement, agreement on or support for the content of such target sites. Sabinet does not editorially control the content on such target sites and shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for the access to, inability to access or content available on or through such target sites.
    14. Security:
      1. Sabinet shall take all reasonable steps to secure the content of the Website however, Sabinet does not make any warranties or representations that the content shall be 100% safe and secure.
      2. Sabinet is under no legal duty to encrypt any content or communications from and to the Website and is also under no legal duty to provide digital authentication of any page on the Website.
      3. Users may not deliver or attempt to deliver, whether on purpose or negligently, any damaging code, such as computer viruses, to the Website or the server and computer network that support the Website. Notwithstanding criminal prosecution, any person who delivers any damaging code to the Website, whether on purpose or negligently, shall, without any limitation, indemnify and hold Sabinet harmless against any and all liability, damages and losses Sabinet and its partners/affiliates may suffer as a result of such damaging code.
      4. Users may not develop, distribute or use any device to breach or overcome the security measures of the content and Sabinet reserves the right to claim damages to any and all persons concerned with a security failure or breach.
    15. Disclaimer and limitation of liability:
      1. Sabinet, its owners, employees, suppliers, network operators, partners, affiliates and agents shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any nature incurred by whomever and resulting from:
        1. access to the Website;
        2. access to websites linked to the Website;
        3. inability to access the Website;
        4. inability to access websites linked to the Website;
        5. content available on the Website;
        6. services available from the Website;
        7. download, install and use the content or product; and
        8. any other reason not directly related to Sabinet’s gross negligence.
      2. Sabinet shall not be liable for any loss, claim, liability or damage of any kind resulting from the use of the Website.
      3. The Website and content are supplied on an “as is” basis and have not been compiled to meet the User’s individual requirements. It is the responsibility of the User to satisfy him/herself, prior to entering into this agreement with Sabinet, that the content, products and services available from and through the Website meet the User’s individual requirements and is compatible with the User’s computer hardware and/or software.
      4. Information, ideas and opinions expressed by Sabinet through electronic mail or on the Website should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of Sabinet and Users are encouraged to consult professional advice before taking any course of action related to the information, ideas or opinions expressed on the Website.
      5. This Website is directed primarily at Users in the Republic of South Africa and therefore Sabinet shall not, as far as allowed by South African law, be liable for defamation, libel, slander, privacy infringement, personality infringement or copyright infringement, in whatsoever format, outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa.
      6. Sabinet sources content from various third parties and does not control the content provided by such third parties and Sabinet only serves as an electronic distribution platform for such third-party content. Therefore Sabinet shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever for defamation, privacy infringement, personality infringement or copyright infringement related to content on the Website not created by Sabinet or its employees.
      7. Sabinet does not make any warranties or representation that content, products and services available from the Website will in all cases be true, correct or free from any errors. Sabinet shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality and accuracy of content available from the Website.
      8. Sabinet does not make any warranties or representations that the Website and the Customer Support Centre will be available at all times. Users acknowledge that the Website and the Customer Support Centre may be unavailable due to updates or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sabinet, including, but not limited to virus infection, power failure or other “acts of God”.
    16. Removal and correction of content:
      1. Users are encouraged to report untrue, inaccurate, defamatory, illegal, infringing and/or harmful content available on the Website to Sabinet and Sabinet undertakes to correct and/or remove such content or any part thereof if the person reporting such content provided reasonable grounds to prove the alleged nature of the content.
    17. Interception of communications:
      1. Subject to the provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications (RIC) Act 70 of 2002, the User agrees to Sabinet’s right to intercept, block, filter, read, delete, disclose and use all communications sent or posted by the User to the Website or its staff and employees.
      2. The User agrees and acknowledges that the consent provided by the User in clause 12.1 satisfies the “writing” requirement.
    18. Unlawful activity:
      1. Sabinet reserves the right to investigate complaints, suspicions or reported violations of our Term of use and to take any action we deem appropriate including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to the applicable authorities, regulators or third parties and disclosing and information necessary to appropriate such persons or entities.
    19. Entire agreement and severability:
      1. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between Sabinet and the User and shall take precedence over any disclaimers and/or legal notices attached to any communications and/or postings received by Sabinet from the User.
      2. In the event that any term or condition detailed herein is found unenforceable or invalid for any reason, such term(s) or condition(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms and conditions. The remaining terms and conditions shall remain enforceable and applicable.
    20. Applicable and governing law:
      1. The Website is hosted, controlled and operated by the Republic of South Africa and therefore the South African law enforced by the South African courts governs the use or inability to use the Website, its content, services and these terms and conditions.
    21. Termination of agreement:
      1. The use of or access to the Website constitutes the User’s acceptance of the terms and conditions hereof, which are binding on the user and take effect on a date when the user first makes use of or accesses the Website.
      2. If the User does not accept all the terms and conditions in full, the User must exit the site immediately.
      3. Sabinet has the exclusive discretion to terminate the agreement at any time.
      4. After the User has exited the site as aforesaid the User must destroy all content, whether content, materials or software, obtained from the site and all copies thereof.
      5. In the event of the User failing to exit the site as aforesaid Sabinet has the right to claim any indirect, direct, incidental, special or punitive damages caused to Sabinet from the User’s unauthorised access and/or use of the Website. The user further indemnifies Sabinet against any claims for damages of whatsoever nature caused to another party by the User’s unauthorised use and/or access of the Website.

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