Olivia Smith

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About Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith is one of the candidate attorneys at Michalsons. You can read her articles below or find out more about her.

Rental Housing Amendment Act brings Changes

The Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 is the latest amendment to the Rental Housing Act 50 of 1999. The Amendment Act introduces various changes that will impact the relationship between tenants and landlords. Many people do not realise the impact the [...]

By | 2017-11-17T07:31:42+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Categories: Consumer Protection|Tags: , , |

Access to Information Book

The access to information book was published by LexisNexis in May 2016. The book is written by Ronée Michelle Robinson. Access to information is based on the right to access to information in South Africa.  The book focuses on the [...]

King 4 is actually King IV on Corporate Governance

King 4 is actually spelt King IV with roman numerals. If you are searching for King 4, you will find it hard to get the latest report and code on corporate governance in South Africa. You’re forgiven. Why are people [...]

By | 2017-11-17T07:31:52+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , |

King IV Report Released for Comment

The draft King IV Report on corporate governance was released for public comment on 15 March 2016 by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA). King IV has been released for comment at a crucial time in South Africa’s [...]

By | 2017-11-17T07:31:52+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Categories: Governance|Tags: , , , , |

Cookie Law in South Africa

What is the cookie law in South Africa? Many people ask us because the law relating to cookies is such a big issue in many other countries. Do you need to get a user’s (aka data subject’s) consent before using [...]

By | 2017-11-17T07:31:59+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , , |

Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Bill

The Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Bill seems to be dead in the water. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development invited interested parties to submit written comments on the Draft Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Bill, back in [...]

By | 2017-11-17T07:31:59+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Categories: Access to Information|Tags: , |

National Integrated ICT Policy: Discussion Paper

The National Integrated ICT Policy: Discussion Paper was published on 14 November 2014 by the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services. Rapid changes in the ICT sector meant that the ICT framework needed to be updated. The review process for the [...]

By | 2016-10-07T13:46:52+00:00 January 22nd, 2015|Categories: IT Law|Tags: , , |

“Fraudulent” access to an IT system containing unprotected public data

Is it an offence to access data that is freely available on the Internet? Many of us would think that it isn’t if the data is accessible by the public. Can a person use public data (that may include public [...]

By | 2017-11-17T07:32:00+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , , |