| Anton Alberts |
|Born||Anton De Waal Alberts|
|Alma mater||Technikon SA, Rand Afrikaans University|
Anton Alberts is a Member of Parliament since 2009 for the South African Freedom Front Plus (FF+) political party that was formed (as the Freedom Front) in 1994. Led by Dr Pieter Mulder, FF+ seeks to amend affirmative action and land reform to protect the interests of Afrikaners.
Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa, Anton Alberts specialises in the legal fields of media and entertainment law, information and communications technology (ICT), and space law. He regularly acts as legal counsel to foreign ICT firms investing in South Africa, ICT firms active in Canada and several film and television production houses operating in South Africa, Canada and the United States.
Alberts' career has taken him to interesting places, most notably starting off as a lecturer in criminal, corporate and international law at Technikon SA (now part of the University of South Africa) and Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg), acting as head of legal affairs for M-Net (Africa’s largest pay-TV operator), and acting as legal manager at Internet Solutions (part of Dimension Data PLC), Shaw Communications LLP (Canada’s second-largest television and Internet company) and later at Mobile Data Solutions Incorporated (a Vancouver-based ICT firm).
Currently Alberts is managing director of CyberGroup of Companies, an ICT firm with interests in the mobile banking, mobile television, mobile chat room, IPTV and emerging electronic media fields. He is also a director at Red Pepper Pictures in Johannesburg, which produces content for various local and international broadcasters. He is a prolific researcher and has published several legal works, most notably the Entertainment Law edition of LexisNexis’ Forms and Precedents, a chapter in the Internet law publication Cyberlaw@SA, as well as a chapter in South Africa’s first telecommunications law text book Telecommunications Law in South Africa.
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