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  • POPIA's impact on the estate agent-property buyer relationship
    When shopping online the right to the protection of how one's 'details' is collected and processed is something consumers should be aware of, as should the responsible parties who can suffer significant legal and financial repercussions should they contravene the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which came into effect on 1 July 2020. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • #WomensMonth: We need a different approach to justice - Thuli Madonsela
    Thuli Madonsela</span>Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust Chair in Social Justice and law professor at the University of Stellenbosch says South Africa needs a different approach to justice that is not so reliant on the legal system to balance the scales. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • #WomensMonth: Gender bias. Challenge or opportunity?
    Nompendulo Pearl More</span>Women are naturally subjected to gender bias, whether conscious or unconscious. This is an everyday fight, but you can choose to see this as a threat or an opportunity, says Nompendulo Pearl More, chief financial officer of Pule Incorporated Attorneys. "For me, this has pushed me to always work hard, and let my work speak on my behalf. By the time you physically present yourself, your work would have already created a platform of respect." Read more... | Send to a ...
  • Digital transformation in the financial services sector
    Data protection and cybercrime are becoming more pressing issues for financial services companies to address from a legal perspective, as Covid-19 accelerates digital transformation. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Financial Sector Regulations amendments published
    Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has published the Financial Sector Regulations amendments that are intended to simplify the process for appointing the commissioner and deputy-commissioners of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA). Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Compensation for catching Covid-19 at work: new COIDA directive
    The Department of Employment and Labour has issued revised guidelines on how to submit claims to the Compensation Fund for Covid-19 contracted in the workplace. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Adjustments Appropriation Bill sent to President for assent
    The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) approved the Adjustments Appropriation Bill during its virtual sitting on Tuesday. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Constitutional Court orders transport department to insource Tasima employees
    The Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that the Department of Transport's Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) should insource about 66 employees of Tasima Pty (Ltd). The workers have not been paid salaries since December 2018. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • First woman to head up IPID
    Police Minister General Bheki Cele has welcomed Jennifer Ntlatseng as the new Executive Director for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID). Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Change in US tax law offers hope for local NPOs, universities
    As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by the US Congress in March, people who do not usually itemise deductions for their taxes can claim a deduction for charitable donations in the 2020/2021 financial year. This change offers a glimmer of hope for some South African non-profit organisations (NPOs) and universities who are struggling due to diminished funding. Read more... | Send to a friend