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Information Regulator publishes POPIA and PAIA operational readiness plans

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.

Corporate governance is NOT in lockdown: The King Committee’s Guidance Paper...

Written by Xhanti Mtulu and André de Lange President Ramaphosa has now moved South Africa to alert level 2...

POPI Bumper Special Alert

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.

POPI: A Status Update

Everyone is asking the question, what has happened to the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI)? Has this piece of legislation been forgotten in the wake of COVID-19?

JSE: Authority for issues of shares for cash may now be...

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.

Tax and exchange control alert

On 1 April 2020, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued a media statement announcing the preliminary revenue outcomes for the 2019/2020 financial year (Media Statement).