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About This Course

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“the POPI Act”) significantly impacts on existing legal frameworks, specifically those pertaining to the right to privacy entrenched in terms of Section 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. The POPI Act aims to entrench the right to privacy further when the personal information of an individual, or in certain circumstances a juristic person, is processed.

Pursuant to promoting and protecting the rights protected by the POPI Act, as well as regulate the manner in which personal information may be processed, the provisions of the POPI Act impose certain conditions for how personal information may be lawfully processed.

The aim of this course is to illuminate the essence of the POPI Act by explaining abstract legal principles in a simple manner, thereby assisting organisations to understand what the conditions for the lawful processing of personal information are and how they should be applied in practice to ensure that their operations are aligned with what the POPI Act requires of them.

This course therefore offers you the opportunity to seamlessly navigate the cumbersome duty of ensuring operational and legislative compliance, by approaching the process with the advantage of an enlightened perspective.


A user is not required to satisfy any qualification criteria in order to register and sign up to complete this course. However, to ensure that the course satisfies the needs of a specific user, Weavind Online urges users to approach the course with a comprehensive understanding of the operational structures and systems applicable within their organisation, which ultimately culminate in the processing of personal information as envisioned by the POPI Act.

About the Authors

This course is the product of a joint collaboration entered into between Weavind & Weavind Incorporated and Limitless Virtual Education (Pty) Ltd.

Weavind & Weavind is a dynamic and respected firm of attorneys which has consistently rendered outstanding service since 1905. The firm has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years and offers specialist expertise in various fields, including, mergers and acquisitions, share-blocks and time sharing vehicles , sectional title and township development, dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, liquidation and insolvency procedures, construction, engineering, insurance and social media law. By employing specialists, Weavind & Weavind is equipped to provide legal services to the full spectrum of institutions, corporations, businesses and individuals effectively and efficiently. The fact that the firm has been in business for more than a century is a testament to the innovative and adaptive perspectives which it employs to render legal services and remain relevant in an ever-changing society. The firm prides itself on a culture that is founded on loyalty, integrity and professionalism.

Limitless Virtual Education (Pty) Ltd is an education technology company with a passion for changing Africa through providing innovative educational solutions to its clients’. The Company harnesses the power of technology to drive much needed change to traditional education systems. Its state-of-the-art technologies create a world-class learning experience for students and trainees alike. They pride themselves on creating a remarkable user experience through their innovative and interactive learning platforms. Limitless Virtual Education’s team has significant experience in software development, design and implementation of various tech solutions, digital content creation, business systems, business consulting and finance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to purchase any additional course material?

No, the only additional material which you may want to refer to is the POPI Act itself and a copy thereof may be accessed on the Department of Justice’s website

What payment options are available?

Weavind Online (Pty) Ltd may accept cash, EFT and Card Payments, however all online Card payments are processed through the PayGate payment gateway – Please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

If I struggle with my assessment or with registering for the course, who can I contact?

Weavind Online has a dedicated support team that you can contact to assist you with your training and assessment related enquiries: Enquiries –