Construction industry must gear up for POPI

The commencement of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will impact a vast number of businesses, regardless of their nature or size. And, as one of the major contributors and employment providers to the South African economy, the construction industry is...

Compliance and chief risk officers influence positive change

Compliance and Chief Risk Officers (CROs) worldwide face many of the same challenges and these have been further highlighted with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. By Bosman Stramrood, GM of Lexis GRC at LexisNexis Common challenges faced include leadership buy-in...

Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on privacy

Although the law permits the National Department of Health (DOH) to develop and maintain a national database to assist in combatting the spread of Covid-19, which includes contact tracing and geospatial hotspot mapping, there have been some new amendments to the laws....

A step in the right direction

The appointment of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprise Council should be welcomed. A key area of its focus should be the governance challenges faced by SOEs. By Parmi Natesan, CEO of the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA), and Dr Simo Lushaba,...

Not all hand sanitisers are equal …

Right now each time you walk in or out of a shop, office or building, you’re supposed to use whatever hand sanitiser they’re offering – unless you bring your own. By Burt Rodrigues CEO of Biodx And to be safe at home you’ve probably been buying...

D-Day for POPI Act compliance looming

After a seven-year wait President Ramaphosa has announced that 01 July 2020 is D-Day for the commencement of the POPI Act. By Ezra Pillay, compliance specialist at LexisNexis South Africa Businesses will have a grace period of 12 months in which to ensure they are...