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Are Usufructs Still “Fashionable”?

A usufruct or the right to use and enjoy (together with enjoying the fruits) of the property involved, has for many years been commonly used in the estate planning process. In simple terms, a usufruct is a right of enjoyment, enabling a holder to derive profit or benefit from property that either is titled to […]

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“Processing” Personal Information – Purpose Specification

As indicated in my previous two articles (The General Aspects Businesses Need to know about POPI and What Does “Processing” Personal Information Really Mean) the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 or “POPI” (hereafter referred to as either “POPI” or the “Act”) dictates that personal information should be processed lawfully in order for […]

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What Does “PROCESSING” Personal Information Really Mean?

As set out in our January 2014 article,  the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 or “POPI” (hereafter referred to as either “POPI” or the “Act”) dictates that personal information should be processed lawfully in order for businesses to comply with the provisions of the Act. This article will be the first in a […]

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The General Aspects Businesses Need to Know About the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

Introduction The protection of personal information Act or “POPI” (which was gazetted in November 2013) is aimed at regulating the use of and the safeguarding of such information. Importantly affected businesses and persons have 12 months from the effective date (which is still to be announced) to comply. This means that businesses have to establish […]

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