Getting data collection right before POPI kicks in

With the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act set to commence soon, Rogerwilco’s Charlie Stewart believes companies should consider why they are collecting data in the first place. He shares tips to get data collection right. With the anticipated...

Companies prepare for the CIPC’s compliance checklist

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has introduced a new requirement for all South African companies to declare their compliance with specific sections of the Companies Act 2008 (Act) by completing and submitting a compliance checklist online. By...

Choosing the right GRC system for your business

Institutional checks and balances, civil society groups, and independent media saved South Africa from a $76bn nuclear power deal with Russia under the leadership of the then President Jacob Zuma, according to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace report....

Bypassing the cost of compliance for the SME

Small to medium enterprises, micro enterprises and startups are as liable to the laws of regulatory compliance as the big companies and the costs are high. By Henk Olivier, MD of Ozone Information Technology Distribution The small business in South Africa is under...

Black Friday: The cost of 77 minutes of downtime

Enormous amounts of data are being created and managed by organisations all over the world. As you read this, you may not even be aware of how much of your own data has been collected, stored and used today, this week or this month. By Kate Mollett, regional manager...

The tall ‘POPIA’ syndrome …

The Protection of Public Information Act (POPIA) is not yet in effect, but the final POPIA regulations were signed into law in November 2018, with all indications that the Act will shortly become effective. Although there is a 12 month grace period for compliance once...