As we enter that time of the year in SA when the country seems to close down for a few weeks it is good to look back and see how, or if, we have progressed as far as eDiscovery is concerned. In my first post of the year I asked if 2018 could be SA’s most important year so far in eDiscovery
I would say that it has been a success and many of the signs that I predicted have come to fruition. Of course the major disappointment is that we have seen and heard nothing from the Rules Board about the proposals to amend the Uniform Rules to incorporate eDiscovery - more on that later - and another related disappointment is that POPIA has not yet been implemented despite being passed in 2013 and promised for 2018! Hey ho - this is South Africa, where the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs!