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The South African Information Regulator has published Operational Readiness Plans (ORPs) in respect of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) and the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (as amended by POPIA) (PAIA), respectively, in order to ensure that its operating environment is prepared to effectively promote and protect the rights to privacy and access to information.
Written by Xhanti Mtulu and André de Lange President Ramaphosa has now moved South Africa to alert level 2...
The President of the Republic of South Africa has indicated that the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 will come into force on 1 July 2020. Due to the wide definition of personal information, the commencement of POPI will have far reaching implications for responsible parties.
In accordance with the JSE Listings Requirements (Requirements), there are various shareholder decisions which may only be voted on at an “in person” general meeting of shareholders. Notably, a decision to issue shares for cash must be voted on at an actual meeting, and may not be voted on in writing. Owing to the lockdown in South Africa and the need for social distancing, physical shareholder meetings are off the table for the time being.