The Power of Consent; the Lynchpin of PoPIA?

The fast and definite approach of the enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) has left many uncertain about the boundaries of consent within this new piece of legislation. To avoid substantial penalties, organisations must have consent for all the data possessed by the organisation. PoPIA was implemented on the 1st of July […]

Managing retrenchments in tough economic times

The CCMA is receiving record numbers of retrenchment referrals, thanks to the pandemic The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) received 28 000 retrenchment cases from May to June 2020 during the lockdown. In August it revealed that it had received 190 large-scale retrenchment referrals and 1 307 small-scale retrenchment referrals in that month alone. While […]

Spark ATM Systems rakes in prestigious awards

Spark ATM Systems, South Africa’s leading independent ATM deployer, won five awards at the 2020 tt100 Business Innovations Awards held in November. The tt100 Business Innovation Awards programme was launched in 1991 to create awareness of the role of technology and innovation in South Africa, while the Africa Tech Week Awards celebrates innovators, leaders and […]

Retailers increasingly investing in instore tech to enhance shopping experience

Leading retailers, including big online brands, are putting their long-term money on strong shopping malls backed by quality landlords. The widespread narrative around consumers and retailers moving online, away from shops and malls, is primarily based on some trends within the UK and US markets. The high global visibility of these markets often leads to […]

Obsidian adds silver lining to cloud service adoption

Leading provider of end-to-end digital services and solutions Obsidian Systems is leveraging its near 25-year market experience to ensure businesses secure ROI in cloud services, amid increasing business uncertainty fuelled by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From its modest beginnings in dabbling with Unix and Linux systems, the business (driven by engineering experts) has gone on […]

Re-engage your people before it’s too late

Inspire and connect with your employees before the fatigue and disconnect impact their work lives significantly. The world has not yet left the COVID-19 pandemic behind and so remote working, disconnected workplaces, masks and distancing remain a constant for the foreseeable future. This means that your employees run the risk of suffering from work from […]