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Questioning the inclusion of ‘cyberfraud’ in the ambit of cybercrime – Lunch talk with Sagwadi Mabunda

Lunch talk with Sagwadi Mabunda: 
Questioning the inclusion of ‘cyberfraud’ in the ambit of cybercrime
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 · 1pm · HIIG Kitchen

We cordially invite you to this Open Brown-Bag Lunch at HIIG with Ms Sagwadi Mabunda on the question of the inclusion of ‘cyberfraud’ in the ambit of cybercrime.

Cybercrime is embedded in our everyday lexicon in such a way that it gets diluted, misused and misinterpreted. With the growth of legislative efforts, policy frameworks and international instruments, it is becoming imperative to have a common understanding of what is and isn’t a cybercrime.

Sagwadi Mabunda applies the Routine Activities Theory and the Gordon & Ford Categorisation of cybercrime as her philosophical basis for discussing cybercrime legislative efforts. She wants to apply this two-part framework to the question of whether “cyber” fraud is correctly classified as true forms of cybercrime.

Sagwadi is a PhD candidate at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, in partnership with Humboldt University of Berlin. Her research focus is on South Africa’s legislative response to cybercrime: a critique of the South African Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill.

The lunch talk is open to the public, please register in advance via

Event date

11.10.2017 | 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm ical | gcal


Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society,  Französische Straße 9,  10117 Berlin


Sina Beckstein

Former Associated researcher: Innovation & Entrepreneurship


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