IronTree sponsors POPIA package to Kwasa College

Together with PrivIQ, IronTree is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a POPIA business compliance package to Kwasa College which will assist it in becoming compliant with South Africa’s data privacy regulation.

IronTree CEO, David Lees commented: “Being users of the software ourselves, as well as a channel distributor, we’re confident and proud to be helping Kwasa College out with their compliance journey.”

Kwasa College is an independent pre-primary and primary school that was founded to improve the lives of the vulnerable children living in the informal settlement of Daggafontein, in Springs, Gauteng.

Most of the students at Kwasa College face nearly insurmountable obstacles – living in shacks with no running water, electricity or water-borne sewerage – in an area with high HIV/Aids and unemployment, no educational institutions and the threat of violence a daily reality.

The students rely on Kwasa College for their educational needs, and the college itself runs on sponsorships and donations.

Commenting on the POPIA sponsorship, CEO of PrivIQ Tai Chesselet says, “We know that for many organisations compliance can seem a daunting task, and we’re delighted to be offering our dedicated compliance software to Kwasa College, which is doing so much for the Daggafontein community.”

POPIA now in force in South Africa

With South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) now in force, all organisations need to ensure they uphold the eight principles of the law and that their data and systems are compliant.

Engelbrecht Employment Law Professionals will be managing the compliance process for Kwasa College, with support from IronTree and PrivIQ, the designers of the compliance software.

Marthie Engelbrecht from Engelbrecht Employment Law Professionals says they are looking forward to helping Kwasa College trace how data flows through the organisation, where it’s stored, how it’s processed and which/if any third parties are involved. The dedicated POPIA tools will assist the college to adjust its systems where necessary and train its employees in data privacy compliance.

PrivIQ specialises in data compliance software, covering eight privacy regulations worldwide. Its dedicated software assists organisations of all sizes to become, and remain, compliant with applicable data privacy laws.

You can find out more about the current sponsorships at Kwasa College or how to sponsor a child.

If you need help with POPIA compliance, you’re welcome to get in touch with us.

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