Cybercrimes Act 2020

What does the new Cybercrimes Act 2020 cover? We wrote recently about the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). The need for such privacy legislation came about because of the explosion in electronic storage of personal information  over the past two decades. Historically, personal information was held mostly by financial services companies, in paper records. […]

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A matter of privacy

POPIA – why you should care The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was enacted on 1 July 2020, but only became fully enforceable on 1 July 2021. Businesses enjoyed a 12-month grace period to comply with all the requirements. Since 1 July 2021 significant penalties for non-compliance have been in place. However, we are […]

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Roadblocks, road safety, and December tips

Stay safe this festive season It’s December, and Omicron notwithstanding, South Africans are beginning to celebrate the festive season. The public holiday on the 16th of December will herald the annual leave season, and drinking and driving will once again be an issue.  Curfew This year there are a few new factors to keep in […]

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Trusts and maintenance

Trust-to-trust: Is a trust an option to ring-fence a maintenance obligation upon divorce? Reprinted from iol.co.za, by Phia van der Spuy – 2021-11-04 A trust has various uses. A trust is a useful tool to utilise in a divorce settlement whereby a divorce settlement can be transferred into a trust and be applied for the […]

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Vaccinating children

Nurses hesitant to vaccinate children without parental consent, saying ‘They’re way too young’ Although there are some who are unsure about whether or not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, data shows that vaccination against the disease reduces the risk of becoming seriously ill if one is infected. Furthermore, while the vaccine does not guarantee 100% […]

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Court rules in favour of consumer in credit case

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A temporary lapse in making payments does not justify repossessing a vehicle A recent judgment in the Western Cape High Court brings the values of our Constitution to the realm of consumer credit agreements. The law, and constitutional law in particular, can seem lofty and dense at times. The provisions of the Bill of Rights […]

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