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POPI Act: Under the magnifying glass

South African POPIA

Michelle Orsmond, Attorney, Notary Public & Conveyancer at Hammond Pole Attorneys shares valuable insight on the what the POPIA Act is all about, the importance of compliance and the fact that consent is not always necessary. What is POPI and when did it start? The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) forms part of South Africa's Privacy Data law and its purpose is to protect Personal Information together with the requirements for the processing of Personal Information. The POPI Act gives effect to the constitutional right to privacy, by safeguarding personal information when processed by a responsible party, subject to...

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New Law created at the Supreme Court of Appeal in one of Hammond Pole’s Divorces.

Hammond Pole Attorneys are ecstatic to announce that the law pertaining to divorce and accrual has forever been changed! Our very own Senior Associate at Hammond Pole Attorneys, Tania Abbotts, attended to a matter in 2016, whereby the high court ordered that a living annuity cannot be included in a spouse’s estate for purposes of calculating accrual. This meant that the court confirmed that spouses involved in a divorce could purchase a living annuity, and effectively use it to place their Pension Interests, in order to reduce their total assets when it came to assessing whether there was an accrual claim. South...

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