Archive For 26th September 2017

Compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act: are you ready?

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The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (or “POPI” as it has colloquially become known) promotes the protection of personal information by requiring that public and private bodies comply with certain standards when collecting, processing, storing and sharing personal information. While POPI has yet to come into effect, there have been some developments moving it…

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Grace period begins for institutions to comply with PoPI

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Grace period begins for institutions to comply with PoPI

THE Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act has fundamentally altered how data must be managed in South Africa. PoPI is now a reality and the 12-month grace period for market compliance is now enforced. The legislation is thus in the process of being applied in the public and private sectors. The purpose of the Act…

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Africa’s transport leaders drive free trade agenda

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National development across Africa continues to support the commitment undertaken by the 54 members of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November 2016 to create a continent-wide free trade area.  At the helm of this initiative is Africa’s transport sector, taking continuous strides to unlock cross-border opportunities for intra-African trade and development. There…

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Uber cars must be clearly marked – SA transport minister

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Amid ongoing violence between metred-taxi operators and Uber drivers, SA transport minister Joe Maswanganyi has instructed that both sets of drivers should have clearly marked vehicles on the roads. Maswanganyi was addressing media on Thursday evening after a 12-hour meeting with representatives of the meter taxi association, and app based services Uber, Taxify and Zebra Cabs, reported…

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