POPI comes into effect on 1 July 2021

This may not be much of a Youth Tips post that you’re used to but it’s important that you’re aware of this new act that will be coming into effect very, very soon! Every business with employees, customers and suppliers must comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (often called the POPI Act or POPIA) which comes into effect on 1 July 2021.

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A new phase…

Coming to South Africa as a foreign student was not easy. From the emotional breakdown of having to leave my family for the first time at 18 years old, to the fact that I had no idea of what I was getting into made the situation extremely complicated.

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Oversharing on social media can be dangerous

Before we begin, there is absolutely nothing wrong with sharing happy, sad or exciting moments in your life on social media. That’s what social media is for – it’s for you to be social whilst sharing bits and pieces about your life. Posting graduation pictures, pictures with friends at your favourite restaurant or a selfie at a touristy location is something we all do. Why? Well, we like people to see what our lives are like now and then.

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Why is June 16th important to me?

Youth Day commemorates the Soweto Uprising which took place on 16th June 1976 where thousands of black students were protesting against having to learn in Afrikaans during the Apartheid regime. It is important to me because it marks a day that changed the lives of South African youth forever because youth now have access to education that is taught in a medium of instruction that students can understand.

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Email etiquette you should follow

We have reached a time in our lives where everything revolves around email. We have our email set up on our laptops, desktops and even our phones. It’s the one thing that has become so important to us even if we don’t realise it. We use it for school, work, banking, shopping – you literally cannot live without having an email address.

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