Governance form versus function

One of the most persistent challenges relating to governance is the tendency to focus on form rather than substance. In line with King IV, it's time finally to accept that governance is not an end in itself, but a tool for delivering outcomes, says Parmi Natesan,...

PoPI: Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg

As they currently stand, the draft regulations relating to the Protection of Personal information Act (PoPI) could significantly harm a key driver of inclusive economic growth - direct marketing. By David Dickens, CEO of the Direct Marketing Association of South...

Get the benefits from governance reporting

The first reports and disclosures in line with King IV principles are beginning to appear. King IV is effective in respect of financial years starting on or after 1 April 2017. It would appear that certain organisations still require a deeper understanding of the...

Turnaround time at SARS

With the annual tax filing season underway, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) seems to be pulling all the stops to get back on track and to collect taxes in an efficient and effective way. This is according to Ettiene Retief, chairman of the National Tax and...

The low-down on GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. For those still getting to grips with what it means, Sandhya Ramdhany Legal Director for Oracle South Africa and the SDC region, answers some frequently asked questions.What is GDPR?...

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WhoIs: where are you?

In April 2016, the European Union (EU) Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will repeal the existing Data Protection Directive in the EU when it comes into force on 25 May 2018. By Somayya Khan, partner at Adams & Adams Attorneys...

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