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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 that provide for the criminalisation, investigation and prosecution of those crimes. Against this backdrop, President Ramaphosa signed into law the Cybercrimes Act, 2020, on 26 May 2021. This is …

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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 new Property Practitioners Act, No. 22 of 2019 (the “Act”) seeks to regulate all role players in the property industry by repealing the Estate Agency Affairs Act and by …

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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 to come into effect on the 1st of July 2021. The Guidelines should not come as a surprise to anyone in the industry, as discussions have been “on the …

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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 about anything outside of your own organisation’s compliance (well at least for us compliance fanatics, that is). However, if you’re considering an M&A deal currently or in the future, …

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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. Getting employees to use the CM System once implemented can be a battle in itself, if the system is not user-friendly or complementary to your organisation’s current processes. Set …

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