POPIA facts

As we are all aware, the substantive provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) which place obligations on responsible parties became enforceable on 1 July 2021. The 4 fact sheets summarise certain important principles that assist in the understanding and implementation of the Act. Fact Sheets: POPIA-fact-sheet-1 | POPIA-fact-sheet-2 | POPIA-fact-sheet-3 […]

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Don’t Accidentally Disqualify Your Chosen Heirs from Inheriting!

Article Provided by Spencer-Pitman Attorneys and Conveyancers  ©LawDotNews Don’t Accidentally Disqualify Your Chosen Heirs from Inheriting! “Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.” (Ambrose Bierce) Your will (“Last Will and Testament”) will always be the keystone of your estate planning, and a recent High Court decision sounds yet another warning […]

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IoDSA Governance Guidance – King IV vs ISO 37000

As both standards are voluntary, it remains the choice of the organisation to determine which standard it wishes to apply. Regulatory requirements, disclosure requirements to allow stakeholders to view comparative information, and available guidance on the application of the standard should be considered in an organisation’s decision. Furthermore, the King IV Codes are recognised in […]

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Master’s Office not operational

  The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) had a security breach on the evening of 6 September 2021. This incident resulted in all information systems being unavailable to both internal employees as well as members of the public. The systems that were affected include: Bail services; Payment of child maintenance; Court proceedings; DOJ&CD […]

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Do you have a valid will?

A last Will and Testament is one of the most important documents you will ever sign, it ensures that your final wishes and loved ones are taken care of. Find out more here:  bit.ly/3yM8lvK     Download our “Important Information for my Loved Ones” file here, a document which will assist your family and executor […]

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Trustees Duties

Trusts & Estates Alert Article shared courtesy of: Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Click on the image below:

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POPIA: Practical implications for retail businesses | 14 July 2021

We recently received the below invitation to attend a Retail focused webinar on POPI and thought it may be of interest to you in the context of this complex legislation.

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MD’s new electronic signature process

MD’s email sent out for this post | https://bit.ly/3gJoWsR   In line with the new POPIA and IRBA requirements and in our move towards a more paperless and efficient environment, we are now making use of Adobe Sign where documents are signed electronically. You will receive an email from MD Accountants and Auditors that originates […]

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POPIA Notice

Kindly find a link to our POPIA Notice regarding our policies relating to the collection, processing and storing of your Personal Information. Please contact us should you have any queries in this regard. If you do not contact us, we shall assume that you have read, understood and agreed to the contents of the Notice.

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Was your Will signed in the presence of witnesses? Is it valid?

MD’s email sent out for this post | https://bit.ly/3tRqq9f   I gave instructions to prepare a Will for me as my most recent Will no longer reflected my wishes. I received my Will with clear instructions as to how I should go about signing the Will. I asked my neighbours to act and sign as witnesses. My neighbours signed […]

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