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Deepfakes in South Africa: protecting your image online is the key to fighting them

By Layckan Van Gensen, Junior Lecturer in Mercantile Law, Stellenbosch University
Leanne Manas is a familiar face on South African televisions. Towards the end of 2023 the morning news presenter’s face showed up somewhere else: in bogus news stories and fake advertisements in which “she” appeared to promote various products or get-rich-quick schemes.

It quickly emerged that Manas had fallen victim to “deepfaking”. Deepfakes involve the use of artificial intelligence…The Conversation

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