The gradual unpacking of POPIA 2020 has seen the implementation of various laws and regulations, adding to the litany of these laws and regulations is the much anticipated data protection law which is almost becoming fully operational. On 22 June, the President of South Africa announced the commencement dates for most of the substantial remaining […]
South African Directorships 101 As a nation, we are slowly trying to rise from the ashes created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have been adversely affected by the impact of this global pandemic and our economy is not an exception. With a negative growth rate, things are looking tough and it is crucial that steps […]
The Digital Migration: Unfounded or Warranted? Telegram founder Pavel Durov recently called the move away from WhatsApp “the largest digital migration in human history” as millions of WhatsApp users migrated to “overnight” popular alternatives such as Signal and Telegram. This digital migration was precipitated by the announcement made by WhatsApp on 4 January 2021 regarding […]
No such thing as “one size fits all”: what happens to contractual obligations in the after math of the strict lock down?
No such thing as “one size fits all”: what happens to contractual obligations in the after math of the strict lock down? 2020 was a year like no other, in many ways the whole world was turned upside down, no exceptions. In the world of contracts, many people were left with questions on how to […]
With great authority comes great accountability Companies are the lifeblood of our economy and directors provide the requisite direction to these corporate bodies. Section 66 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“Companies Act” or “Act”) in particular, vests a substantial amount of authority in the board of a company. The section provides that—“[the] business […]
Product liability in our driverless future Technology is infiltrating every area of our lives, and driving is no exception. As cars become smarter, it seems that we are getting closer to a driverless future that was imagined in the 80s and 90s. A number of modern vehicles have features that are aligned with a vision […]