A new word on everyone’s lips is POPIA, short for the Protection of Public Information Act. Its original deadline was a year ago, and has been extended to 30 June 2021.
Working with restaurant clients, which collect public information when recording Covid-compliant diner temperatures, names, email addresses, and cell phone numbers, it became clear to me that restaurants need to comply with the Act by 1 July, failing which they can face a Fine of up to R10 million. Continue reading →
On 27 December 2020 Carte Blanche broadcast its program about the South African Butler Academy (SABA), featuring former student Lin Yang, who has taken on SABA to get her money refunded, and to prevent potential Butler students from being misled by SABA. I was interviewed too, having identified in 2013 already that the marketing of SABA is misleading its prospective students and their parents.
I summarised the interaction between SABA and myself, and between SABA and Lin Yang just after the Carte Blanche program was broadcast:
Friday 27 November 2020, Day 68 of Level 1, Day 247 of Lockdown 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for a busy and efficiently planned day; for a warm 26C day after yesterday’s wind; for being able to see the new Camps Bay Police Station crime victim support unit, which was launched today; for an amazing Black Friday, my first time ever making use of discounts offered; for cleaning up the stream with the Camps Bay cleaners this morning and in Bakoven this afternoon; for an interesting talk on Consumer Insights at Whitespace Creative, invited by Tania Harrison; for a Christmas shop at the German Food Shop above Dinkel Bakery, Dinkel keeping some poppy seed rolls for me, and I seeing a must-have Berliner; for an always friendly shop at the Continental Butchery on Upper Kloof Street; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
Yesterday it was the 30th anniversary of the release of the late Nelson Mandela, after being incarcerated in three prisons in Cape Town and Paarl over a period of 27 years. The celebration of the anniversary of the monumental event on 11 February 1990 is a memory for many of us Capetonians who stood outside the City Hall, to hear Mandela address us on that day. The anniversary celebrations took place inside and outside the Cape Town City Hall yesterday. For many it was a sad reminder that much of South Africa remains divided, perhaps more so than it was on this date 30 years ago. Continue reading →