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Are you ready for POPIA enforcement?


The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was proclaimed by the President on July 2020 and from 1 July 2021, any person or organisation that keeps any type of records relating to the personal information of anyone, including companies as a juristic person, is required to comply or face very heavy fines.

“The biggest impact will be on South African organisations that have personal information, special personal information, children’s information or account numbers,” explains Lee Roelofse, head of Infinity Academy.

“Our online course details the requirements needed to comply with the Act, who is responsible for this compliance and the stiff fines and penalties that arise from non-compliance. It explains collecting, recording, organising, updating, storing, distributing, destroying or deleting personal information.”... more

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Sensational Senna

By Graham Duxbury @TheRealDux


The European Grand Prix at Donington Park, held on 11 April in 1993, was one of the most challenging due to changeable weather conditions. The start, in a torrential downpour, would likely have been behind a safety car (if at all) if today’s standards had been applied.

But back then, adverse weather conditions had to be accommodated by the drivers and the 76-lap race went ahead as planned. The opening lap was sensational, as Ayrton Senna passed four drivers – Michael Schumacher, Karl Wendlinger, Damon Hill and Alain Prost – to take the lead. It became known as “the lap of the gods” in F1 folklore.

Senna’s drive to victory at Donington in his McLaren Ford (pictured) is regarded as one of his finest. Second place was claimed by Hill who said conditions “were like a nightmare … the worst you will ever want to race in".

Senna and Hill (over a minute behind) were the only drivers to complete the race distance. Prost was third – a lap down – having recording no fewer than seven tyre changes in his bid to keep abreast of the track conditions.

One of the most interesting aspects of the race was when Senna came into the pits for a tyre stop, only to discover that his team wasn’t prepared for him, so he simply blasted back out onto the circuit.

Because the pit lane at Donington is something of a shortcut, and there was no pitlane speed limit in those days, Senna’s aborted stop turned out to be the fastest lap of the race.

Significantly, the race is the only F1 GP to have been held at Donington Park to date.

Photocredit: ASE



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