POPI

29. POPI – Privacy of Personal Information Act

POPI was enacted on 26th November 2013, and certain sections came into effect in April 2014. It is proposed to be fully implemented in 2018. Our constitution makes specific reference to the rights to privacy and includes everyone’s personal right to that privacy. POPI is meant to promote transparency in terms of how personal information is collected, processed, and archived. The Act also...

I21. General and Special Clauses

Legal Domicile A legal domicile address is an address where the seller or the purchaser currently resides and where the sheriff of the court can deliver any notice to. These details must be comprehensively filled in on pages 7 & 8. As an agent, you are responsible to make sure all parties have completed these pages in full. If there is missing information, then obtain the information and...

l23. The Constitution

Our present constitution came into effect in 1996 and is the Supreme Law of South Africa. It is stated in Chapter 1 that any law or conduct inconsistent with it is invalid, and the obligations imposed by it must be fulfilled. No matter what act is brought into effect by the Government or what decision is made by a court it is important to note that they can always be appealed at the Constitutional Court as...

O8. Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

POPI refers to South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act which seeks to regulate the Processing of Personal Information. Personal Information broadly means any information relating to an identifiable, living natural person or juristic person (companies, CC’s etc.) and includes, but is not limited to: contact details: email, telephone, address etc. demographic information: age,...

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