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PoPIA compliance: de-identifying, information matching and filing systems

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There are many crucial factors involved in the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA). For compliance, it is imperative for organisations to fully understand all these factors and how they play out in the real world. Three of the crucial areas that must be discussed include de-identifying, information matching programmes, and filing systems.

Could a single marriage bill be an equaliser?

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30 June 2021 marks the deadline for public comment on the Green Paper on Marriages. The paper aims to work towards the development of a new Single Marriage Bill that addresses marginalised communities and ensures all citizens are protected.

Why are there no recorded claims against COVID-19 related medical negligence?

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During the first wave of infections in South Africa, there were several allegations of negligence in various institutions leading to 'mass infections' – for example, amongst others, the Saint Augustine Private Hospital incident in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.

General obligations for accountable institutions in terms of the FIC Act

Businesses that are considered as vulnerable to being abused for money laundering and terrorist financing purposes by criminals are listed as accountable institutions in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 38 of 2001 (FIC Act). And, as such, these institutions must meet certain regulatory obligations that are designed to help combat financial crime.

New directive ends mandatory workplace vaccination policy debate

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On Friday, 11 June 2021, the Department of Employment and Labour issued an updated Occupational Health and Safety Directive which, among other things, expressly permits an employer to implement a mandatory workplace vaccination policy subject to specific guidelines.

Customary marriages and ‘izibizo’: is tradition becoming extortion?

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South African Customary Law consists of various customs, traditions and practices that are carried out, including during the process of getting married. It forms part of the observations of culture and traditions that date back decade upon decade.

How to get SA’s foreign direct investment in mining right?

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Astute and timeous legal advice around foreign direct investment (FDI) transactions in the mining sector is necessary for efficient processes. FDI in South Africa fell by almost half in 2020, in line with the world-wide downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, reports the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Don’t miss your disciplinary hearing

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Employers are not entitled to dismiss the employee without a hearing.

POPIA compliance: concrete steps to start your journey today

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With a month to go before the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) comes into effect on 1 July, many companies have left their compliance program to the last minute and may well miss the deadline for compliance. 

Right to repair – challenges and opportunities for the automotive industry

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New guidelines coming into effect from 1 July 2021 include that for the first time, owners of new vehicles will be able to choose where they service their vehicles, without risk to their warranty. Prior to this landmark decision, motor manufacturers could cancel a warranty if a vehicle was not serviced at the dealership, a practice now declared incompatible with the Competitions Act.

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