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PAIA Manual – Do you have one, is it up to date and ready for inspection?

Arinda Truter | November 23, 2023 | Privacy Law Regulatory Law

If you do have an existing PAIA Manual, ensure you merge the mandatory forms to your Manual. The forms can be downloaded on the Information Regulator’s website. Very important to remember - it is a criminal offence not to have a PAIA Manual if you are required to do so, and your entity may face fines for non-compliance. Should you not have a PAIA Manual, or if your PAIA Manual has not been updated in terms of the provisions of POPIA or with the mandatory PAIA forms, contact us to assist you.


Converting a Close Corporation to a Company in South Africa

Arinda Truter | November 16, 2023 | Uncategorised

Converting a Close Corporation (“CC”) to a Company is a common business transition in South Africa and involves a change in the structure and legal status of the business. There are advantages to this. This is a short guide to help you navigate the process smoothly.


Breaking down the new beneficial ownership reporting requirements for trusts

Arinda Truter | November 8, 2023 | Commercial Law Trusts Law Uncategorised

The Amendment Act has introduced new trustee obligations into the existing South African trust law. The changes pertain to the recording and reporting of beneficial ownership of trusts. The aim of this recording is to improve transparency regarding the ownership of trust assets to assist in the combatting of a money laundering and terrorist financing.


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