POPIA Has Finally Arrived

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (the “POPIA”) became effective on 1 July except for certain provisions that only come into force on 30 June 2021 that allow for operational readiness of the Information Regulator who polices compliance. There will be a one-year grace period within which to comply with POPIA and the Regulations… Continue Reading


The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has introduced a free digital platform for CCMA Users to refer conciliation and arbitration disputes and make enforcement and/or condonation applications via https://cmsonline.ccma.org.za The digital referral and application platform eliminates the need for physical travel and physical contact with others. You can complete all these forms online:… Continue Reading

Can a domestic worker return to work under Level 3?

Some snippets from recent amendments to the regulations. Can a domestic worker return to work under Level 3? The regulations state that they can’t, unless: (a) the worker is live-in; (b) the service is provided to essential and permitted service workers, the sick, mentally ill, elderly, people with disabilities and children; or (c) the domestic… Continue Reading

COVID-19 – Temporary measures in respect of entry into or exit from South Africa

The Home Affairs department has introduced temporary measures in respect of entry into or exit from South Africa for emergency medical attention for a life threatening condition, for the return of South African citizens and the repatriation of foreign nationals to their countries of nationality or residence in order to prevent and combat the spread… Continue Reading

Non Compos Mentis in The Time Of Covid-19

A client asked me if she could still act on a power of attorney that her mom signed in her favour now that her mom is so ill, she can’t make informed decisions.  In South Africa, a power of attorney terminates on the incapacity of person (who becomes incompetent in law and is deemed “to… Continue Reading

Once-off movement of persons and goods allowed

In terms of a Gazette published on 14 May 2020, permissions have been granted to facilitate the once-off movement of persons and goods across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during the period of Alert level 4, where: a person is relocating to a new place of residence; the movement is necessitated due to domestic violence;… Continue Reading

Disaster Management Act Regulations: Movement of Persons and Goods

The Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published Regulations relating to the movement of persons and goods withing and across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during Level 4 of the national lockdown. These apply to tenants of lease agreements and home buyers who needed to move to new leased premises or homes but… Continue Reading

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