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POPI and personal data protection in SA

Whether one has totally embraced South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act or not – or truly understands the legal responsibilities it enforces upon businesses and organisations, there is no denying it has altered the scope of data protection, management and governance in South Africa.

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HOW SMART WORKERS CAN FUTURE-PROOF THEIR CAREER PROSPECTS

It is no secret that the world of work is shifting, and that individuals need to prepare for this changing landscape if they want their skills to remain in demand. And the way to do so, is to become a SMART worker, an employment expert says. “Within the next decade – and we are already seeing this happening to some degree – the traditional employer/employee relationship will be largely a thing of the past,” says Georgina Barrick, MD of Cassel&Co, Insource ICT and IT Edge – the specialised recruitment agencies of ADvTECH Resourcing focusing on Finance, Accounting and IT.

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Rule from Beyond the Grave No More - For Now

A curious statutory effect of collective agreements is that a collective bargaining agreement amends the contracts of employment of individual employees. On the surface, the provision in section 23 of the Labour Relations Act, is inoffensive. "Where applicable, a collective agreement varies any contract of employment between an employee and employer who are both bound by the collective agreement."

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Labour laws protect new mothers

Pregnant employees are strongly protected under South African law. There are no fewer than six pieces of legislation that require employers to treat pregnant and post-pregnant employees with the greatest of care. One of these pieces of legislation is the Code Of Good Practice On The Protection Of Employees During Pregnancy And After The Birth Of A Child (The Code).

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Winning traits of women in leadership positions

Inge Lawrence from Bizmod says that irrespective of the steps that women around the globe have taken to eradicate the glass ceiling, many women still feel the need to prove themselves in the corporate environment. “As we enter into Women’s Month, it seems pertinent to focus on the traits that women bring to the C-Suite. As a starting point, it falls on many women to lead the charge in creating a balance between work and personal lives. Often the management of the home and children is led by the female partner in the relationship while still managing a high level career and achieving professional goals.”

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