POPIA and PAIA compliance: how we can help

The deadline for two comprehensive legislation regarding information and the protection thereof, POPIA & PAIA, is 30 June 2021.


The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“ POPIA”).

POPIA has been in effect since 11 April 2014, but have been in limited implementation until 1 July 2020 after the announcement by the President of the Republic of South Africa., except for Sections 110 & 114 (4) of POPIA the remaining Sections were put into operation. The aforesaid effectively gave the public (Legal entities/ natural persons) until 30 June 2021 to be compliant with POPIA.

We can assist with, inter alia, the following services:

  • GAP analysis;
  • Interviews with EXCO & assisting/ explanation of their duties;
  • Assisting the Information Officer to familiarise them with the duties and responsibilities;
  • Training of staff;
  • Assisting in drafting learning material for staff;
  • Review of processes and/or procedures in terms of POPIA;
  • Report on POPIA readiness & recommendations;
  • Review of policies & recommendation of policies


Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (“PAIA”)

PAIA was enacted to give effect to the constitutional right of access to information. PAIA came into operation on 9 March 2001.

Certain companies were exempted from compiling a PAIA manual (in terms of Section 51 (1) of PAIA).

The Minister for Justice and Correctional Service, however, Gazetted that the exemption is only extended until 30 June 2021.

We can assist with, inter alia, the following services:

  • Draft of PAIA manuals
  • Assist in finalising/ reviewing of PAIA manuals.

Please reach out to our experts for thorough assistance.