The South African POPI regulations do not make specific mention of cookie usage on personal web browsers however the PPI Act (Protection of Personal Information) act still applies in that a website cookie is a text file that could contain personal identification information. The Information Regulator (South Africa) is, among others, empowered to monitor and enforce compliance by public and private bodies with the provisions of the PPI Act.
South Africa follows the EU ePrivacy Directive that requires the user to consent to being served cookies. In respect to such policies private and public entities would simply need to notify web users that the website in fact serves cookies and provide a written statement as to what the website intends to do with this potentially sensitive information. The below statements are a general overview that cover most South African websites that maintain standard and storage of personal information.
We, and many other web publishers use 3rd party analytics services to provide anonymous web user information for our website.
If you have any concerns about cookies, or want to remove cookies from your computer, please visit All About Cookies which explains how to do this.
If you contact us via a form on our website your personal information will only be used for us to contact you. No personal data you send us will be disclosed to a third party without your permission. If you wish us to remove any personal details we hold about you, please feel free to email us.