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Much ado about f*ckall

2022-04-11T16:29:00+02:00By |Categories: Articles, New business basics|Tags: , |

Warning: the following article contains explicit language. That should be fairly apparent by the title but we’re legally obliged (we think) to put it into plain language. If you’re easily offended or don’t have a sense of humour, we suggest skipping this one. Consider yourself warned.   If you’ve spent any time [...]

How to be funny AF

2022-01-31T09:26:57+02:00By |Categories: Articles, New business basics|Tags: , |

Okay, we fibbed. While we will be sharing the theories of how jokes work, we can’t actually promise to teach you to be funny. Because, despite the hypotheses, philosophies, rules and formulas, a joke shared between two brains, much like love, is essentially intangible. It’s hidden alchemy. The truth [...]

Why it’s okay to be funny about serious things

2021-10-13T10:29:35+02:00By |Categories: Articles, News|

“Humour is a superpower in business, now more than ever,” says Naomi Bagdonas, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in her class on the benefits of leading with laughter. It’s not a new concept to Novation; we’ve had years of practice honing our funny bones and [...]

How to start your POPIA compliance project during lockdown

2021-05-03T10:54:01+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It’s week 5 000 of the national lockdown, so we reckon everyone will appreciate a change of focus (since we can’t change the scenery). From what we can tell, most people’s pace during lockdown is either crazy-busy or bored-to-tears. So, for those of you leaning towards the bored spectrum, here [...]

POPIA is coming, look busy.

2021-05-03T10:54:34+02:00By |Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Why the face? The Information Regulator asked the President to announce 1 April 2020 as the commencement date for the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). 1 April is also an auspicious date widely known as April Fools Day. It is lesser known as Sourdough Bread Day. On 1 April [...]

Write policies that matter

2021-05-03T10:54:38+02:00By |Categories: Articles|

We *heart* policies. Done well they can increase efficiency, improve teamwork, establish culture and protect everybody. Check out how we approach policies. Disclaimer: these slides are not for box tickers. And no, we don't have templates - one size fits all fits no one.

Does data minimisation spark joy?

2021-05-03T10:54:45+02:00By |Categories: Articles|

The minimality requirement The requirement of minimality is one of the conditions for processing personal information in the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). The POPIA provides that personal information can only be processed ”if, given the purpose for which it is processed, it is adequate, relevant and not excessive”. [...]

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