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Directors’ role as the cornerstone of the governance ecosystem

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The governance ecosystem is touted to give accountability, transparency, fairness and responsibility as the pillars on which corporate governance is built to all stakeholders and sanction or root out perverse conduct in an appropriate and balanced manner. This should keep the equilibrium of all stakeholders’ rights and obligations in check.

NHI Act – long road ahead of litigation likely

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President Ramaphosa has promulgated the National Health Insurance (NHI) Act. The NHI, in its bill form, has been controversial since its introduction and has attracted significant critique from various stakeholders. It is therefore likely that the Act will be the subject of fierce litigation, sooner or later.

Managing data governance in the era of AI

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As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly integral to business operations, data governance is essential to ensure the ethical and effective use of this technology. Integrating AI responsibly into business processes must be an organisational priority.

Building a privacy-first organisation in the age of AI

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With consumers increasingly aware of both the value of their data and of the threats to it, it’s never been more crucial for business leaders to respect user privacy. The South Africa’s Information Regulator has stated that local companies report at least 100 cyber security breaches every month.

Legal reforms needed to combat unauthorised image use

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If your image (physical image, voice, signature, likeness, etc.) has been used without your consent for commercial purposes, especially in the absence of a contract, proving your case in court would be difficult because South African law does not recognise the existence of a distinct image right.

Are your vendors & third-party suppliers compliant?

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Compliance is an increasingly important subject in South Africa as the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) gains traction. However, while many businesses are working to ensure that they align with relevant laws, it is just as important to ensure that third-party vendors and suppliers too are compliant.

Artificial Intelligence & primary education

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here to stay and is disrupting every industry, from accounting to interior design and, of course, education. AI is part of learners’ present and future and it’s important that educators guide them in using it responsibly and with confidence.

The power of consent – putting you in control

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In today's ever-evolving digital landscape, the concept of consumer consent has taken centre stage for companies. Gone are the days when consent was assumed; today, the control is firmly in the hands of the consumer. For those companies who handle consumer data, consent has to be a priority.

AI gaining traction in farming

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Adding value one industry at a time, artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be a fundamental tool in advancing technologies and enhancing various aspects of businesses all around the world. The agriculture industry is no exception. AI farming, also known as smart farming is gaining traction as many farmers have embraced a range of innovative AI-driven instruments.

Things to consider when it comes to AI & ethics

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We live in a time of great change, fuelled by rapid growth and unprecedented access to technology. Even Artificial Intelligence (AI), which seemed like science fiction just a couple decades ago, is now accessible in the palm of your hand through applications like ChatGPT for content creation, or Midjourney for image generation.

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