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...

Coronavirus has delayed POPIA, but are you ready?

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was set to take effect from 1 April 2020, but this date has been delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The country’s closest reference for data protection legislation is Europe’s GDPR...

Meet legal requirements with electronic signatures

In light of our current circumstances, digital signing and approval solutions offer convenience, increased productivity, reduced costs, reduced risks, and improved customer experience. The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the way we conduct business. Many...

Going digital is the first step to sustainability

Sustainability is key for organisations that want to stay competitive. A balanced, holistic approach is best, and that starts by going digital. Gabrielle GinĂ©r, head of environmental sustainability at BT, shares her thoughts Going digital isn’t just about making...

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...