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Bryoni Govender will represent SA


Bryoni Govender will represent SA at Miss Supranational 2024

By: Natasha Archary Image: Bryoni Govender on Instagram It's official! Miss SA 2023 runner-up, Bryoni Govender will represent South Africa at the Miss Supranational 2024 pageant. The 27-year old LLB law graduate who had her dreams of being crowned Miss SA dashed, will be representing SA at her second international pageant, having graced the stage as Miss Universe SA on 18 November 2023. Bryoni’s views about beauty standards within the […]


Bryoni Govender


Bryoni Govender, Miss SA runner-up to represent country at Miss Universe

By: Natasha Archary Image: Bryoni Govender Instagram Natasha Joubert might have won the Miss SA 2023 crown, but it will be her runner-up, Bryoni Natalie Govender who will be representing South Africa at the Miss Universe 2023 pageant. Govender, a 27-year old LLB graduate and a candidate attorney, had her dreams of being crowned Miss SA dashed yet again, but is said to be incredibly proud of herself for how […]


Miss South Africa returns to the SABC after 23 years


Ndavi Nokeri is redefining body positivity with her Miss Universe cape design

By Wanique Block Miss SA Ndavi Nokeri is embarking on a journey to redefine and reclaim notions of body positivity with her Miss Universe Cape design. Named "Perfectly Imperfect", Ndavi's cape which was revealed during the swimsuit competition on Wednesday 11 January, was designed to inspire, redefine and reclaim narratives around beauty and body positivity. With this, Ndavi has amplified the voices of women in South Africa by creating a […]



Zozi Tunzi delivers a graduation keynote speech in India

Kaya 959 Reporter Zozibini Tunzi, the former Miss Universe, was recently adorned in a gorgeous graduation gown in India, where she gave a key-note speech to graduating students at Parul University. Some people suspected Zozi was graduating again, so she cleared the air saying she was invited to deliver a keynote address. “To answer your question, no I was not graduating. I did however attend the most beautiful one today […]


Miss Universe: Lalela Mswane finishes in the top 3


Miss Universe: Lalela Mswane finishes in the top 3

By Tamlyn Canham Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane has placed in the top three at the Miss Universe ceremony in Israel. The judges picked the 24-year-old as their second-runner up. India's Harnaaz Sandhu won the pageant on Sunday night. Miss Paraguay Nadia Ferreira finished in the first-runner-up position. Pageant watchers named Lalela an early favourite following the final two preliminary competitions on Friday. She confidently walked the stage in 'A Dove […]


Pictures: Lalela Mswane explores Israel ahead of Miss Universe ceremony


Pictures: Lalela Mswane explores Israel ahead of Miss Universe ceremony

By Kaya 959 Entertainment Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane is all smiles in Israel despite controversy over her decision to participate in the Miss Universe pageant. Rehearsals are currently underway for the ceremony which takes place in Eilat on Sunday, December 12 (Monday, December 13 in SA). Lalela has already taken part in her preliminary interviews. The Richards Bay beauty will also be putting her best foot forward at the […]


Shudufhadzo Musida in Puerto Rico for Miss World


Shudufhadzo Musida in Puerto Rico for Miss World

By Tamlyn Canham Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida touched down in Puerto Rico this week for the Miss World pageant. The pageant was originally supposed to be held in late 2020, but was postponed to December 2021. Shudufhadzo is more than ready to bring home the crown. "The time has finally come and to say that I’m excited is a complete understatement. I’m so incredibly grateful for the opportunity […]


Miss SA Lalela Mswane


Miss SA denies Lalela Mswane has withdrawn from Miss Universe pageant

By Tamlyn Canham Miss SA officials have given more clarity on Lalela Mswane's participation in the Miss Universe pageant in Israel. The organisation has dismissed rumours that Lalela has withdrawn from the pageant. There have been growing calls for Miss SA to boycott the Miss Universe ceremony. "Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, will represent South Africa at the Miss Universe competition... This is contrary to any indication otherwise," officials said in […]


Miss SA Lalela Mswane set to participate in Miss Universe pageant in Israel.


Calls grow for Miss SA to boycott Miss Universe pageant in Israel

By Tamlyn Canham The Palestine Solidarity Alliance (PSA) has joined calls for Miss SA to boycott the Miss Universe pageant in Israel. Lalela Mswane is set to take part in the pageant in a few weeks. The alliance has accused Lalela of only being "worried about her own self-gains".  It further claims that the 24-year-old has blocked the alliance's Instagram pages. "It’s disappointing that she as well as her organisers […]



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POPIA ActTo promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies; to introduce certain conditions so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of personal information; to provide for the establishment of an Information Regulator to exercise certain powers and to perform certain duties and functions in terms of this Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000; to provide for the issuing of codes of conduct; to provide for the rights of persons regarding unsolicited electronic communications and automated decision making; to regulate the flow of personal information across the borders of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


  • section 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, provides that everyone has the right to privacy;
  • the right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information;
  • the State must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights;


  • consonant with the constitutional values of democracy and openness, the need for economic and social progress, within the framework of the information society, requires the removal of unnecessary impediments to the free flow of information, including personal information;


  • regulate, in harmony with international standards, the processing of personal information by public and private bodies in a manner that gives effect to the right to privacy subject to justifiable limitations that are aimed at protecting other rights and important interests,
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1.2  Parliament assented to POPIA on 19 November 2013. The commencement date of section 1Part A of Chapter 5section 112 and section 113 was 11 April 2014. The commencement date of the other sections was 1 July 2020 (with the exception of section 110 and 114(4). The President of South Africa has proclaimed the POPI commencement date to be 1 July 2020.

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  1. Processing of Personal Information

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