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#BehindtheBrandManager: Penny Biram of Norton Rose Fulbright SA
#BehindtheBrandManager: Penny Biram of Norton Rose Fulbright SAArticle

For our #BehindtheBrandManager series, Penny Biram, head of Marketing at Norton Rose Fulbright SA, reiterates the importance of compliance checks, and chats about the differences managing consumer and legal brands...

Shan Radcliffe 29 Apr 2021

Justin Malherbe, senior associate attorney, Webber Wentzel
PoPI reinforces systems already in place in the healthcare industryArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI), which comes into full force later this year, is not something for the healthcare industry to fear...

Justin Malherbe 8 Apr 2021

Judgment confirms importance of disclosure of records in litigation
Judgment confirms importance of disclosure of records in litigationArticle

In a recent case where a claimant for damages sought to prevent the disclosure of her medical records, the rules of court were found to override other legislation relating to confidentiality of personal information...

Sandra Sithole 24 Mar 2021

7 steps to keep your SME cyber safe
7 steps to keep your SME cyber safeArticle

Cybersecurity experts at Enhalo, a full-circle cyber defence group, offer seven steps to keep your SME cyber safe in 2021...

24 Mar 2021

Professional accountants' responsibility to act in the public interest during Covid-19
Professional accountants' responsibility to act in the public interest during Covid-19Article

2020 was arguably one of the most difficult in our lifetime, with SA and the rest of the world facing challenges across all facets of life, writes Saica's Jeanne Viljoen...

Jeanne Viljoen, Issued by SAICA 15 Mar 2021

A unified threat and data solution is key to POPI compliance
A unified threat and data solution is key to POPI complianceArticle

The final sections of the POPI Act came into effect on 30 June 2020, informing companies about how they process information for their businesses...

Carlo Bolzonello 11 Mar 2021

I spy with your Wi-Fi: Legalities of monitoring employees who WFH
I spy with your Wi-Fi: Legalities of monitoring employees who WFHArticle

No employer wants to pay someone to watch television or play games during work hours. As a result, employers across the globe are turning to employee monitoring technology...

Keketso Kgomosotho, with Johan Botes 3 Mar 2021

Henley Africa launches comprehensive virtual pivot course for healthcare practitioners
Henley Africa launches comprehensive virtual pivot course for healthcare practitionersArticle

On 10 March, Henley Business School Africa will present the first class in a progressive, brand-new course that addresses both the realities of Covid-19 and the accelerated disruption of the digital age...

Issued by Henley Business School 19 Feb 2021

The value of chemistry between agency and client
The value of chemistry between agency and clientArticle

The key to a long-term relationship between the advertising agency and client is long-lasting chemistry that works...

Johanna McDowell 8 Feb 2021

Optimising processes is critical to driving continuous improvement in a post-pandemic world
Optimising processes is critical to driving continuous improvement in a post-pandemic worldArticle

The manufacturing, warehousing and logistics sector has faced a number of challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Gean Botha 8 Feb 2021

Taxpayers retain the right to privacy - ConCourt
Taxpayers retain the right to privacy - ConCourtArticle

The Tax Administration Act requires Sars officials to preserve the secrecy of taxpayer information. In the Public Protector v CSARS, the Constitutional Court had to decide whether the Public Protector's subpoena powers trumped those of Sars obligations to keep taxpayers' information secret...

Graeme Palmer 25 Jan 2021

5 ways to get the best email signature for 2021
5 ways to get the best email signature for 2021Article

How many emails will you and your employees be sending in 2021? More than you think - in fact, about 12,000 each! Because, with all the challenges of 2020 and those to come in 2021, email remains the top everyday business communication channel...

Issued by Rocketseed 20 Jan 2021

Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 2)
Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 2)Article

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the legalities of mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policies. Here, we consider whether compulsory testing of employees for the coronavirus is allowed...

Jason Whyte 19 Jan 2021

Sars welcomes ConCourt taxpayer information ruling
Sars welcomes ConCourt taxpayer information rulingArticle

South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner, Edward Kieswetter, has welcomed the unanimous judgment of the Constitutional Court confirming the revenue collector's right to withhold taxpayer information...

21 Dec 2020

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing can help scientific researchers. Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock
How South Africans can use their DNA to be good genomic citizensArticle

In the past few years, people have become fascinated with using their DNA to learn more about themselves, their origins, family trees, predisposition to health conditions and quirky traits...

Caitlin Uren 2 Dec 2020

PoPIA, GDPR - or both?
PoPIA, GDPR - or both?Article

Businesses that have taken steps to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation passed by the EU will also have to be compliant with South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act by July 2021. Compliance with one does not ensure compliance with the other...

Karl Blom and Ekene Nkado 30 Nov 2020

Ethical and legal guidelines for telemedicine
Ethical and legal guidelines for telemedicineArticle

In a world caught in the middle of the Covid-19 storm, telemedicine has proven its worth in the medical professional's toolkit this year...

Vanessa Rogers 25 Nov 2020

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South Africa is testing digital technology to detect outbreaks of respiratory diseasesArticle

Global mobility has increased and the world has become more connected. But this comes with a greater risk of the spread of respiratory diseases, particularly pneumonia, which is a leading cause of death in children under the age of five and the elderly...

Cheryl Cohen & Sibongile Walaza 5 Nov 2020

Women in wellness, changing lives one student at a time
Women in wellness, changing lives one student at a timeArticle

IIE Rosebank College believes in producing well-rounded individuals, and wellness is very close to our hearts. We spoke to Ncumisa November about her experience in the wellness industry and taking care of one's mental health...

Issued by Rosebank College 9 Sep 2020

Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi can make a simple policy change that can allow South Africa to implement a health programme that will be a model for the world. Photo: Tariro Washinyira
Here's a quick health win for governmentArticle

How many people have died from Covid-19 in South Africa? The truth is that we don't really know. A simple change to government policy can go a long way towards changing that...

GroundUp editors 25 Aug 2020

The Concerned Citizens: Infographic, narrative and methodology
The Concerned Citizens: Infographic, narrative and methodologyArticle

Last month, we shared and unpacked the profile of the Independent Humanists. This month, their splinter group, the Concerned Citizens, will be explored...

Issued by Brand South Africa 12 Aug 2020

Institute finalises 332 disciplinary cases related to the APC 2015 Assessment
Institute finalises 332 disciplinary cases related to the APC 2015 AssessmentArticle

In 2015, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) discovered that several candidates sitting the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) examination had allegedly breached the assessment's ethical expectations...

Issued by SAICA 27 Jul 2020

Cracking the Privacy Paradox: How to future-proof trust in the fast-growing data economy
Cracking the Privacy Paradox: How to future-proof trust in the fast-growing data economyArticle

To leverage data and automated communications, marketers have to embrace responsible personalisation...

JD Engelbrecht, Issued by Everlytic 8 Jul 2020

How to future-proof trust in the fast-growing data economy
How to future-proof trust in the fast-growing data economyArticle

To leverage data and automated communications, marketers have to embrace responsible personalisation...

JD Engelbrecht 1 Jul 2020

How will cybersecurity help your business comply with POPI Act?
How will cybersecurity help your business comply with POPI Act?Article

With the new sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) being implemented, businesses need to tighten their cybersecurity...

1 Jul 2020

Ready, set, comply - sections of the PoPIA implemented
Ready, set, comply - sections of the PoPIA implementedArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that sections of the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) will finally be enforceable from 1 July 2020...

Johan Botes and Kirsty Gibson 24 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Mining partners developing new ways to work
#LockdownLessons: Mining partners developing new ways to workArticle

As South Africa's mining sector gradually ramps up after the national lockdown, a new world of restrictions, regulations and protocols is evolving...

Andrew van Zyl 4 May 2020

A collaborative approach to cybersecurity in a converged IT/OT environment
A collaborative approach to cybersecurity in a converged IT/OT environmentArticle

In industry, technical evolutions are transforming operations and driving innovation. And at the same time, devices, endpoints, and networks across both IT and OT environments are more connected than ever...

Antoine D'Haussy 16 Apr 2020

South African Law Enforcement officers check movement papers during the country’s 21-day national total lockdown. Nic Bothma/EPA
Covid-19: How personal versus public freedoms are playing out in South AfricaArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in South Africa two weeks ago, the first glimpse emerged of the lengths to which people would go to avoid isolation...

Harriet Etheredge 3 Apr 2020

Bernard Agulhas, CEO of the IRBA
The implications of Covid-19 on audits and auditorsArticle

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has issued a newsletter relating to the Implications of the Covid-19 outbreak on audits and audit risks...

26 Mar 2020

In the age of AI, who owns what?
In the age of AI, who owns what?Article

Artificial Intelligence (AI) experimentation is now prolific across South African companies, with many businesses demonstrating enthusiasm for AI...

Herman van Schalkwyk 23 Mar 2020

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What can marketers learn about data from Covid-19?Article

With the whole world currently obsessed with Covid-19, here are 5 lessons to be learnt right now by marketers...

Matthew Arnold 18 Mar 2020

Email signature marketing introduced into prestigious Digital Brand Strategy course
Email signature marketing introduced into prestigious Digital Brand Strategy courseArticle

Students enrolling for the 2020 Digital Brand Strategy course at The IIE's Vega School will, for the first time ever, be introduced to the role of email signature marketing as a powerful (and highly cost-effective) digital marketing channel...

Issued by Rocketseed 2 Mar 2020

Lessons from Al Capone on taxpayers' rights to confidentiality
Lessons from Al Capone on taxpayers' rights to confidentialityArticle

Al Capone, the infamous American mobster, was convicted of tax evasion as it was easier for the US Attorney General to secure a conviction for tax offences than comply with the evidentiary requirements of his other crimes. But what right does the South African taxpayer have for the information disclosed to Sars to be kept confidential?

Graeme Palmer 24 Feb 2020

Is there real benefit in cloud for SA businesses?
Is there real benefit in cloud for SA businesses?Article

The cloud has long been cited as a means of achieving multiple business benefits, however, are South African businesses seeing the real benefits?

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Feb 2020

Co-working demystified: Behind the working world revolution
Co-working demystified: Behind the working world revolutionArticle

Co-working spaces have been growing in all the world's major cities for 15 years. But what makes them so popular?

Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay 31 Jan 2020

Leanne Mostert, partner, Webber Wentzel
6 things every miner ought to know about AIArticle

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers prospecting and mining operations a greater ability to target likely mineral deposits, plan new mine developments in difficult terrain, control autonomous vehicles and improve recovery rates from diamond sorting or other minerals processing...

Leanne Mostert 24 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Looking back to look forward
#BizTrends2020: Looking back to look forwardArticle

As a businessowner whose company vision is to be Africa's reputation research company of choice to build sustainable businesses, it is important to be up to date with what is happening on our continent. Trade is booming across Africa...

Regine le Roux 6 Jan 2020

Police officers detain Sahara Reporters journalist Victor Ogungbenro during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 5, 2019. Staff at the online newspaper report sustained harassment targeting them and their website. Credit: CPJ/AP/Sunday Alamba.
US-Nigeria website censoredArticle

US-Nigerian Sahara Reporters website reports assets frozen amid surveillance, censorship...

12 Dec 2019

Cyber insecurity is a threat to Africa’s digital economy. Riccardo Mayer/Shutterstock
What's been done to fight cybercrime in East AfricaArticle

East Africa attracts millions of tourists every year. Over the past 10 years, its earnings from tourism have doubled. Compared to the rest of Africa, the region is experiencing healthy economic growth. This makes it a promising investment destination...

Mercy Muendo 3 Dec 2019

A number of factors contribute to the lower rates of uptake of HIV treatment by adolescents. Nic Bothma/EPA
South Africa needs to get more young people with HIV on treatmentArticle

The United Nations has set targets to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. To do this the aim is to ensure that by next year, all countries will have achieved what the UN calls 90-90-90 targets...

Mhairi Maskew 26 Nov 2019

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Quarter century study on ageing in South Africa offers new perspectivesArticle

In 1992 a decision was taken to establish a health and socio-demographic surveillance system in a remote rural area in South Africa...

Kathleen Kahn & Stephen Tollman 17 Oct 2019

New legislation to impact property and entertainment industries
New legislation to impact property and entertainment industriesArticle

President Ramaphosa has signed various Bills into law that will enable property deeds to be processed electronically; enhance the ease of business in the real estate industry and brings online games, films and publications into the ambit of the Film and Publication Board...

2 Oct 2019

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