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Michalsons is a corporate law firm, but we practice law differently because we believe that law should be accessible, empowering and helpful. You can read our articles below or find out more about us.

Joint venture partnerships are not advisable

Partnerships are legal relationships which are based on contracts where two or more people (or companies) agree to carry on business together with the object of making and sharing profits. Partnerships generally involve an ongoing business relationship. Joint venture partnerships [...]

By |2019-04-30T12:10:54+02:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , |

Access to information and data protection in elections

We need free and fair elections in order for democracy to work. Two key aspects of ensuring that the people's voice is heard is access to information (transparency or shining a light on the process) and data protection (processing of [...]

Code of Conduct for all legal practitioners | Overview and download

The final Code of Conduct for all legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) as well as all candidate legal practitioners has been published by the South African Legal Practice Council (LPC). The Code is effective from 29 March 2019. Please note [...]

By |2019-04-12T13:32:56+02:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: [email protected]|Tags: |

IT contracts should be an easy journey

Why we love a well planned journey How do you feel about IT contracts? Whenever your business provides or receives goods or services with some online component, it is likely that you have entered into an IT contract. These don’t have [...]

By |2019-04-08T12:04:48+02:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Contracts, IT Law|Tags: , , , , |

Cloud Compliance: What you need to know

Cloud compliance is about complying with the laws and regulations that apply to using the cloud. Most organizations are moving to the cloud because there are good business reasons to do so. The law does not prevent the adoption of [...]

By |2019-04-16T11:04:45+02:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , , |

How to increase your knowledge of data protection

You’ve been given the responsibility to address data protection (and maybe access to information) in our organisation. You might have even been made the data protection officer (or information officer) for your organisation. You are excited and scared at the [...]

By |2019-04-02T10:10:49+02:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , , |

International Conference of Information Commissioners ICIC 2019

I attended the 11th International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC) on 10-14 March 2019 in Johannesburg South Africa with the theme "International cooperation to strengthen public access to information". I found it very interesting and many asked me about the [...]

By |2019-03-18T20:11:11+02:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Access to Information, POPI and Data Protection|

POPI Commencement Date or POPI Effective Date starts the Clock

Many people want to know what the POPI commencement date (or POPI effective date) will be. It is important because the grace period of one year starts running from the commencement date - the clock starts ticking. You must comply with POPI [...]

By |2019-03-18T22:01:20+02:00March 17th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

GDPR compliance checklist | Guidance and download

Many people are looking for a GDPR compliance checklist. They want to be able to work through it and tick off the items on it and say done - we are GDPR compliant and then get GDPR certified. Many people are frustrated [...]

By |2019-03-25T09:52:30+02:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: |

Data protection is like personal fitness

It is useful to draw an analogy between data protection and personal fitness. It will help you work out what your organisation should do to comply with data protection laws. Note that it is data protection that is like personal fitness [...]

By |2019-03-25T10:06:41+02:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|