POPI COMMENCEMENT DATE ANNOUNCED – HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Authors: Rohan Isaacs and Tatum Govender The President has (finally!) announced that the operative provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 will come into force on 1 July 2020. What is POPI? POPI is South Africa’s data privacy law and it stands for the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013. It is sometimes … Read more

DO’S AND DON’TS FOR ONLINE AND TELEPHONIC RETAILERS

Authors: Rohan Isaacs and Tatum Govender Although the country is moving to level 3, more and more suppliers had already turned to online or telephonic sales to get their businesses starting up again. This is because these types of sales were largely permitted during level 4, in terms of directions issued on 14 May, and … Read more

DO’S AND DON’TS FOR CUSTOMERS OF ONLINE AND TELEPHONIC RETAILERS

Authors: Rohan Isaacs and Tatum Govender Although the country is moving to level 3, more and more suppliers had already turned to online or telephonic sales to get their businesses starting up again. This is because these types of sales were largely permitted during level 4, in terms of directions issued on 14 May, and … Read more

THE VALUE OF NIGERIAN FINTECHS IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

Author: Ifeoluwa Ogunbufunmi, Banwo & Ighodalo  As the world braces for a “new normal” in the face of the global pandemic – COVID-19 – financial technology companies (“FinTechs”) have proved that “digital” is the new look for the financial sector in Nigeria. On March 30, 2020, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari issued a lockdown order directing the … Read more

CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2020 AFRICA-WIDE

Author: REBECCA DONOVAN Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that we have maintained our top tier rankings in five Africa-wide practice areas in the new edition of Chambers Global 2020: Africa-wide: Projects & Energy (for the 12th consecutive year) Africa-wide: Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals (for the 9th consecutive year) Africa-wide: Dispute Resolution … Read more

EVENT POSTPONEMENT: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN AFRICA

Author: Jenna Cavanagh Given ongoing developments surrounding COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our clients and employees, we regret to announce that the Breakfast Roundtable Discussion has been postponed until further notice. For more information, please contact Jenna Cavagh or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills Contact: Read more

EVENT: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN AFRICA

Author: Jenna Cavanagh   In collaboration with G3, HSF is hosting a breakfast roundtable discussion on ‘Digital transformation in Africa’ on 12 March in our London office. The discussion will be led by Rohan Isaacs, Martin Kavanagh and Charlie Morgan along with Darcie Allen from G3 and will centre around the opportunities arising from digitalisation … Read more

CYBER ATTACKS, DATA BREACHES AND HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

Assess the data you hold and the risks to which you are exposed to determine reasonable and appropriate protection. Moneyweb’s Nompu Siziba interviews Rohan Isaacs – head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications at the Johannesburg office following a media briefing on Cyber Security.  NOMPU SIZIBA: Herbert Smith Freehills, specialists in technology and cyber attacks, have … Read more