The Protection of Personal Information Act (4 of 2013) (POPIA) is effective from 30 June 2021. All businesses in South Africa must be compliant by this time. The purpose of the Act is to protect the personal information of all South Africans, to ensure that their data is not subject to theft or discrimination as […]


The Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2011 (FICA) was introduced by the Legislature in order to combat financial crime, such as money laundering, tax evasion and terrorist-financing activities. It imposes an obligation on all businesses within South Africa to ensure that they know who their clients are and what their source of funding is. […]