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Professor HB Klopper

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Professor HB Klopper

Associate Professor HB Klopper is the Head of the Cluster of Commerce at Monash South Africa and also responsible for all short learning programmes and company specific training at Monash South Africa. Professor Klopper holds a doctorate in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg. Professor Klopper is a committed member of the local and international…

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Samantha Buchler

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Samantha Buchler

Samantha Buchler is manager: Governance, Risk & Regulatory: Risk Advisory Africa at Deloitte. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa as well as a certified information privacy manager with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Buchler’s legal and regulatory compliance work in the public and private sector over the last…

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Preeta Bhagattjee

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Preeta Bhagattjee

Preeta Bhagattjee is National Practice Head and a Director of our Technology and Sourcing practice area. She holds a BA LLB from University of the Witwatersrand; LLM from University of South Africa (UNISA); LLM from University of Johannesburg and was admitted as an attorney in 1999. Bhagattjee began her career in 1997 as a candidate…

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Nico Snyman

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Nico Snyman

Nico Snyman is the founder and Director of Crest Advisory Africa (Pty) Ltd. Snyman graduated with a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and specialised in service quality, based on the SERVQUAL model by Parasuraman et al. He was awarded Fellow Membership by the Institute of Risk Managers South Africa (IRMSA). After serving over 11…

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Lucien Pierce

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Lucien Pierce

Lucien Pierce deals with contentious and non-contentious aspects of commercial law. He focuses on the regulatory aspects of telecommunications, media and technology.  Pierce has overseen matters in the High Court of South Africa and has represented clients before regulatory bodies such as the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. Pierce sits on the Disciplinary Committee of…

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Danie Strachan

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Danie Strachan

Danie’s clients range from entrepreneurs and technology start-ups to well-known multi-nationals. Compliance is one of his focus areas and he often assists clients to understand the regulatory environment. In particular, he provides advice on the law relating to consumer protection, technology as well as data protection and privacy. Danie frequently presents talks and workshops on…

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POPI regulations expected by April 2018

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Members of the Information Regulator were appointed on 1 December 2016 but the organisation is still a work in progress, according to Advocate Johannes Collen Weapond, full-time member of the Information Regulator, at a workshop earlier this year. At a media briefing on 20 September 2017 the Information Regulator chairperson, advocate Pansy Tlakula announced the…

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Getting ‘regulator ready’ for POPIA

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The commencement date of the Protection of Personal information Act 4 (POPIA) of 2013 is expected to be announced during the course of 2017, following which organisations will have 12 months to become POPI compliant or “regulator ready”. Samantha Buchler, manager for governance, risk and regulatory: risk advisory Africa at Deloitte, takes a look at…

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Managing personally identifiable information

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Whether you’re a business or a consumer, you are impacted by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). Europe has even more stringent legislation in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes enforceable in May 2018. However, unless they’re doing business outside of South Africa’s borders, local businesses need to address…

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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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