Update on the implementation of POPIA – 29 June 2021

Update on the implementation of POPIA The Chairperson of the Information Regulator, Advocate Pansy Tlakuka, recently confirmed the Regulator’s position regarding readiness for the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA“) in that POPIA will still come into effect on 1 July 2021 and that there will be no extension of the grace period. On…

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UIF: How much do you need to pay now? 21/06/2021

How much do you need to pay? The amount of the contribution due by an employee, must be 1% of the remuneration paid by the employer to the employee. The employer must pay a total contribution of 2% (1% contributed by the employee and 1% contributed by the employer) within the prescribed period. A contribution…

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Update on the implementation of the POPI Act

President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Cybercrimes Bill into law on 1 June, which seeks to bring South Africa’s cybersecurity laws in line with the rest of the world. This Bill creates offences for and criminalises, amongst others, the disclosure of data messages which are harmful. Other offences include cyber fraud, forgery, extortion and theft of…

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