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South Africa's Covid-19 tracing app - would you download it?Article

Jarred Mailer-Lyons, head of digital at The MediaShop shares his views on SA's new Covid-19 tracing app...

Jarred Mailer-Lyons 38 minutes ago

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Will robot calls and SMSs for direct marketing purposes become a thing of the past?Article

Livia Dyer, partner, and Nadine Mather, senior associate, Bowmans explain how PoPIA will impact and potentially change, the parameters of direct marketing...

Livia Dyer and Nadine Mather 15 Sep 2020

Treasury advisors body launched
Treasury advisors body launchedArticle

A voluntary organisation, the South African Association of Treasury Advisors (SAATA), was recently launched to represent both big and small treasury advisors...

14 Sep 2020

POPIA: it's not as scary as you think
POPIA: it's not as scary as you thinkArticle

Right now, there's a word that's keeping many South African business executives awake at night - and it's not just Covid-19...

Daniel Lotter 11 Sep 2020

PoPIA: Focus on consent and legitimate interest
PoPIA: Focus on consent and legitimate interestArticle

PoPIA and data privacy expert and author Ahmore Burger-Smidt will focus on a key aspect of the act in a free webinar hosted by leading legal technology provider, LexisNexis South Africa...

Issued by LexisNexis 7 Sep 2020

Soft target - healthcare industry must prepare for the next wave of cyberattacks
Soft target - healthcare industry must prepare for the next wave of cyberattacksArticle

While healthcare providers must accelerate their digital health maturity as it directly improves operational efficiencies, quality of patient care and improves protection of personal and sensitive information, it also provides a greater platform and risk for cyberattacks...

3 Sep 2020

Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL Logistics
Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL LogisticsArticle

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt data and block access to systems until a ransom is paid, have become the most common and costly form of cyberattacks in the supply chain industry...

1 Sep 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and access
#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and accessAudio

The penultimate in our ACA series features three senior IAB SA executive board members, Claire Cobbledick, GM Gumtree South Africa and vice-chair IAB SA; Avani Singh, founder and co-director Alt Advisory and IAB SA Regulation Council chair; and Fahmeeda Cassim-Surtee, CEO of DStv Media Sales, discussing the increasing value of digital advertising and marketing, privacy, PoPIA and FPB legislation, connected TV and the future of digital audiences and content, hosted by Rutendo Nyamuda.

31 Aug 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and access
#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and accessVideo

The penultimate in our ACA series features three senior IAB SA executive board members, Claire Cobbledick, GM Gumtree South Africa and vice-chair IAB SA; Avani Singh, founder and co-director Alt Advisory and IAB SA Regulation Council chair; and Fahmeeda Cassim-Surtee, CEO of DStv Media Sales, discussing the increasing value of digital advertising and marketing, privacy, PoPIA and FPB legislation, connected TV and the future of digital audiences and content, hosted by Rutendo Nyamuda.

31 Aug 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and access
#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and accessArticle

Watch as senior IAB SA executive board members Claire Cobbledick, Avani Singh and Fahmeeda Cassim-Surtee have a female powerhouse discussion focused on pivoting to digital: audiences, privacy and access...

31 Aug 2020

95% of schools may not be POPI Act compliant
95% of schools may not be POPI Act compliantArticle

Schools are increasingly embracing the digital universe and now the Covid-19 pandemic has stratospherically accelerated the adoption of online communication and digital strategies for South African schools...

27 Aug 2020

Data breaches the challenges of the new industrial revolution
Data breaches the challenges of the new industrial revolutionArticle

Data breaches are the industrial incidents of the information age and we need to find ways of eradicating them completely...

Issued by DMASA 25 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Paula Sartini talks disruptive innovations post Covid-19
#WomensMonth: Paula Sartini talks disruptive innovations post Covid-19Article

Passionate about design thinking in the technology space, Paula Sartini is an analytical thinker that strives to solve business problems with innovative solutions...

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

What employers need to know about POPIA
What employers need to know about POPIAArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) which came into force on 1 July 2020 places several obligations on employers in terms of managing employees personal information...

Kirsten Eiser & Shane Johnson 19 Aug 2020

TBCSA urges Level 2 compliance by establishments and patrons
TBCSA urges Level 2 compliance by establishments and patronsArticle

The commencement of Level 2 sees the lift on all restrictions on inter-provincial travel, which means a fuller return to business for accommodation...

19 Aug 2020

Gear up for POPI Act or face the consequences, Databuild CEO warns
Gear up for POPI Act or face the consequences, Databuild CEO warnsArticle

The commencement of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will impact a vast number of businesses, and the construction industry is no exception, says Databuild CEO Morag Evans...

14 Aug 2020

POPIA's impact on the estate agent-property buyer relationship
POPIA's impact on the estate agent-property buyer relationshipArticle

When shopping online the right to the protection of how one's 'details' is collected and processed is something consumers should be aware of...

12 Aug 2020

Digital transformation in the financial services sector
Digital transformation in the financial services sectorArticle

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...

Carla Collett et al. 7 Aug 2020

Are your remote employees enforcing cyber security?
Are your remote employees enforcing cyber security?Article

Studies shows that since the coronavirus outbreak, phishing attacks increased by 40%. Now that employees are working remotely, companies should enforce cybersecurity policies to protect their organisations against potential data breaches and fraud.

5 Aug 2020

Look to the cloud for payroll and HR compliance across borders
Look to the cloud for payroll and HR compliance across bordersArticle

Heinrich Swanepoel, Head of Sales, at PaySpace shares insight as to why businesses looking to expand into Africa should consider cloud solutions to maintain security and compliance...

3 Aug 2020

Privacy concerns around the use of empathic media
Privacy concerns around the use of empathic mediaArticle

New technologies are providing marketers with the ability to receive sensory feedback, which could be used to interpret emotional responses to marketing stimuli. Such systems broadly fall into private and public systems, both of which influence their legal interpretation...

Ashlin Perumall 24 Jul 2020

Top 10 ways to navigate the new normal
Top 10 ways to navigate the new normalArticle

Never before have companies, individuals, organisations, societies and other entities and their staff been compelled to adapt to such massive change in such a short space of time due to the exigencies of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's how you can navigate this situation when working from a home environment...

23 Jul 2020

It's time to work together, apart
It's time to work together, apartArticle

The past few months have seen many changes in how we live, work and interact. The corporate space in particular has been hit the hardest with regards to operations, logistics, human resources and remote work capabilities...

Issued by Adverb 17 Jul 2020

3 steps to POPIA compliance
3 steps to POPIA complianceArticle

The African Union's Convention on Cyber Security and Data Protection (known as the Malabo Convention) outlines principles which urge all AU member states to respect and protect individuals' rights to privacy online and offline...

16 Jul 2020

What does POPIA mean for the communications industry?
What does POPIA mean for the communications industry?Article

The novel additions to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) that came into effect on 1 July 2020 aims to protect companies against data breach and the misuse of personal information...

16 Jul 2020

Rapid digital migration exposes data privacy concerns for children
Rapid digital migration exposes data privacy concerns for childrenArticle

The broad, global migration towards virtual platforms following widespread Covid-19 lockdowns has highlighted the need for the digital privacy of children to be properly secured and protected. With more time spent in the digital world, child exposure to digital marketing is growing rapidly...

13 Jul 2020

Digitising professional development post Covid-19
Digitising professional development post Covid-19Article

Harnessing the power of a secure digital identity has become more important than ever before...

13 Jul 2020

DMASA launches Data Protection Compliance Programme
DMASA launches Data Protection Compliance ProgrammeArticle

The DMASA Data Protection Compliance Programme meets the more stringent sections of POPIA and helps business navigate the path of corporeal compliance...

Issued by DMASA 13 Jul 2020

"It's time to de-advertise advertising" - Sarah Browning-de Villiers, introducing StoryStackr
"It's time to de-advertise advertising" - Sarah Browning-de Villiers, introducing StoryStackrArticle

Since winning Sanlam Group's internal communications business effective February 2020, Machine agency's content marketing division has been hard at work reimagining the Group's internal communications content strategy with its communications team...

Jessica Tennant 13 Jul 2020

3 simple steps to kickstart your POPIA compliance
3 simple steps to kickstart your POPIA complianceArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) in South Africa came into effect on 1 July 2020. If you have waited with your compliance project, you need to act fast...

7 Jul 2020

Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacy
Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacyArticle

Although the law permits the National Department of Health (DoH) to develop and maintain a national database to assist in combatting the spread of Covid-19, which includes contact tracing and geospatial hotspot mapping, there have been some new amendments to the laws...

Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Peter Grealy, Avuyile Gasela & Cindy Leibowitz 3 Jul 2020

Impact of POPI Act on community housing schemes
Impact of POPI Act on community housing schemesArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act), now in effect, has significant implications for owners, tenants and executives in community housing schemes...

3 Jul 2020

Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacy
Covid-19 database includes a greater focus on public's right to privacyArticle

Although the law permits the National Department of Health (DOH) to develop and maintain a national database to assist in combatting the spread of Covid-19, which includes contact tracing and geospatial hotspot mapping, there have been some new amendments to the laws...

Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Peter Grealy, Karl Blom, Avuyile Gasela and Cindy Leibowitz 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

How Covid-19 accelerated one of the greatest workplace transformations of our time
How Covid-19 accelerated one of the greatest workplace transformations of our timeArticle

There's never been a more interesting time to be in human resources. This was true a few months ago, before Covid-19, when Sage released the Changing Face of HR research report...

Marvin Opperman 29 Jun 2020

What you need to know about the POPI Act
What you need to know about the POPI ActArticle

The operative provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 will come into force on 1 July 2020...

25 Jun 2020

POPI Act on our doorsteps
POPI Act on our doorstepsArticle

On 22 June 2020 the Presidency announced the commencement of several additional sections of the POPI Act and companies will have until 1 July 2021 to ensure they comply...

Ryan van de Coolwijk 24 Jun 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

Protection of Personal Information Act sections come into effect
Protection of Personal Information Act sections come into effectArticle

The Presidency has announced the commencement of certain sections of the 2013 Protection of Personal Information Act...

22 Jun 2020

Real Heroes Connect: A technology game-changer that will touch thousands of lives
Real Heroes Connect: A technology game-changer that will touch thousands of livesArticle

Real Heroes Connect, an edutainment platform targeting employees and which seeks to inform and educate to prevent the spread of Covid-19, has leveraged groundbreaking technology to provide a pioneering solution...

Issued by Mobitainment 22 Jun 2020

TechSumo drives business growth by connecting tech buyers with tech sellers
TechSumo drives business growth by connecting tech buyers with tech sellersArticle

A powerful new platform connects Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with small and mid-tiered businesses that need technology solutions to drive growth...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 18 Jun 2020

Digital Kungfu launches powerful platform that tracks B2B tech buying trends
Digital Kungfu launches powerful platform that tracks B2B tech buying trendsArticle

Using the power of data and crowdsourced buying trends, Digital Kungfu's latest platform, TechSumo, reveals how B2B tech buyers are making their purchasing decisions...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 18 Jun 2020

Youth Day 2020: Safeguarding children's rights in the digital era
Youth Day 2020: Safeguarding children's rights in the digital eraArticle

On 16 June annually, South Africa commemorates the Soweto youth uprising of 1976. More than four decades later, the youth of today continue to grapple with a vast array of challenges to the full realisation of their fundamental rights, both on- and offline...

Avani Singh, Issued by IAB South Africa 17 Jun 2020

Why agility is key to unlock value in the new (hybrid) world of online retail
Why agility is key to unlock value in the new (hybrid) world of online retailArticle

South Africa's small but aspirational e-commerce sector has been ushered into sharp focus as a result of Covid-19...

Gareth Hawkey 10 Jun 2020

A greener future for IT Asset Disposal
A greener future for IT Asset DisposalArticle

By 2050, the amount of e-waste will more than double to 120 million metric tons a year if nothing is done to tackle this massive problem...

8 Jun 2020

DataSimplified develops Covid-19 Back to Work tool
DataSimplified develops Covid-19 Back to Work toolArticle

DataSimplified has developed and launched a cloud-based tool to assist businesses in complying with Covid-19 Back to Work regulations and best practices...

28 May 2020

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How tech-driven partnership marketing can fill the (imminent) direct marketing void in SAArticle

Privacy-by-design data sharing models are set to transform partnership marketing, says Anton Grutzmacher, co-founder and chief revenue officer at Omnisient...

Anton Grutzmacher 28 May 2020

Improving the retail CX during tough times
Improving the retail CX during tough timesArticle

The retail industry faces the challenge of delivering a consistent experience across all channels, including online and physical storefronts...

Hemant Harie 28 May 2020

How schools can ensure they're Covid-19 ready
How schools can ensure they're Covid-19 readyArticle

Ensuring the safety and well-being of its pupils, staff and visitors by warranting that all school buildings and facilities comply with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and applicable regulation, is one of the most important elements of any school's risk management strategy...

27 May 2020

EOH develops Sikhona - a crisis management app
EOH develops Sikhona - a crisis management appArticle

EOH supports corporate South Africa with the release of Sikhona, a corporate crisis-management app...

20 May 2020

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