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Jhb Chapter Meeting
28 Jun 2021 @ 19:00 - 21:00 SAST
Dear members, colleagues and friends
Due to a family bereavement, Sarah Spaulding will not be able to speak at our event this evening. We will still begin with a tribute to Alex Granger, followed by a focus on the Protection of Personal Information Act.
With POPIA coming up on the Thursday, keeping your speaking business compliant with the latest data laws is the theme of our virtual Johannesburg Chapter meeting on Monday, 28 June.
We’re fast approaching one of the biggest digital revolutions in South African history: the implementation of POPIA at the beginning of next month (less than 5 days’ time). As speakers, we are not immune or exempt from the ramifications of non-compliance with POPI. To help us understand how this relates to your speaking business, we have asked Ross Saunders, a privacy and POPIA expect, to speak about how the new act works and where you can protect yourself to avoid issues once the act is implemented.
We will be holding a POPIA panel afterwards to address high level practical concerns about the new law and how you can keep your business safe.
Learnings from the last meeting
Rachel Nyaradzo Adams gave us insight into antifragility, and how this practice applies to speakers during times of hardship. She spoke about how years of anti-fragility had prepared her business, Narachi Leadership, to naturally take on and grow around the challenges it faced during the Covid-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions. The main take away is: Nothing is permanent and you can benefit from unpredictable events.
After Adams, we learned what it takes to publish a book from four speaker-authors: Siphiwe Moyo, Gavin Moffat, Charlotte Kemp, and Ruramai Sithole. We learned: when you’re in lockdown, start writing; get an accountability partner; don’t be afraid to segment your ideas into other books; and tie your book to your talks.
Johannesburg Chapter President