August 9, 2021

The Cybercrimes Act, 2020: Be aware of the personal data you hold

The incidence and variety of cybercrimes are proliferating year on year and will continue to do so faster than any legislature is able to promulgate laws […]
June 29, 2021

Property Practitioners Act: How it Aims to Safeguard the Sector

To date, the Estate Agency Affairs Act, No. 112 of 1976 (the “Estate Agency Affairs Act”) has regulated persons who qualified as estate agents. However, the […]
May 20, 2021

Automotive Aftermarket: Overhaul expected from 1 July 2021

Towards the end of last year, Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket (“Guidelines”) were issued by the Competition Commission (“Commission”) and are due […]
March 17, 2021

M&A Deals: Have you thought about POPI?

With the one-year grace period for compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) ending on the 30th of June 2021, it’s difficult to think […]
February 3, 2021

POPI: 10 Compliance Tips for Companies

POPI: 10 Compliance Tips for Companies The one-year grace period for ensuring compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) comes to […]
June 23, 2020

POPI is Finally Here and its Year of Grace will Fly By

Read full Times Live article here. Featuring Caveat Data Protection Specialist, Louella Tindale.
February 3, 2020

Set Stopwatch for POPI Compliance

Click here for article in Featuring Caveat Data Protection Specialist, Louella Tindale  
August 19, 2019

Service Agreements: Common Considerations

Millions of agreements are concluded every hour, globally. Often, the provisions of some agreements are overlooked or glanced over in pursuit of getting the deal done. […]
May 16, 2019

Changing Market Demands: How can Law Firms Adapt?

Most of us signed up to a career in law with the understanding that we were entering a very lucrative profession. For many of us, that […]
October 16, 2018

Contract Management Systems: Tips for Selection and Optimisation

With so many contract management systems (CM Systems) on the market these days, it can be daunting trying to select the right one for your organisation. […]
September 17, 2018

Direct Marketing and POPI

How will POPI affect direct marketing in South Africa? The Protection of Personal Information Act (the “POPI Act” or “POPIA”) was signed into law in November […]
May 14, 2018

POPI: What is it and Does it Apply to Your Business?

Every time you use a service, buy a product online, go to your doctor, pay your taxes, or enter into any contract or service request, you […]
September 18, 2017

POPI Regulations Available for Public Comment

  The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) was signed into law in November 2013, but a commencement date for the Act has not yet been […]
April 21, 2017

Processing of Personal Information under POPI: A Snapshot

The fundamental activity underpinning the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (‘POPI’ or ‘the Act’) is the processing of personal information. The Act’s very purpose is […]
August 11, 2016

Will Technology Render Lawyers Obsolete?

Although traditional law firms have been told for some time that they will have to start doing things differently, change has been slow. But ‘virtual’ legal […]
February 29, 2016

The Franchise Industry Code of Conduct: An Overview

The draft Franchise Industry Code of Conduct of South Africa (Code) was published for public comment on 29 January 2016, in terms of the Consumer Protection […]
August 7, 2015

Direct-to-consumer Genetic Tests: A Treacherous Road

Humans are curious creatures by nature. But what if information you gather about yourself is scarier than anticipated, or has such a dramatic impact on immediate […]
September 9, 2014

B-BBEE status and fronting in the Procurement Context

On 7 December 2011 the new Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2011 (‘the Regulations’) made under the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (‘the PPPFA’) came into effect. […]
March 24, 2014

What is an Industry Code and Why do we Need it?

As a specialist in the Consumer Protection Act, I often hear suppliers complaining that the Act was just not written for their industry as it doesn’t […]
January 14, 2013

Plain Language: The Need for ‘Tight’ Writing

The concept of ‘plain language’ has come to prominence with the arrival of the National Credit Act, the Consumer Protection Act and the new Companies Act. […]

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