Learn to navigate the intricacies of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act in the context of home owners associations and sectional title schemes with this engaging short course. You will be equipped with essential principles and practical insights to confidently implement the POPI Act within community schemes – fostering a compliant, secure and privacy-conscious environment.

When and where?

14 March 2024, 09:00 to 11:00 SAST

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Course outline

This course covers:

  • Introduction to the POPI Act and community schemes
  • Basic principles of data protection
  • Legal framework for community schemes
  • Processing of personal information in community schemes
  • Information Officer’s role
  • Best practices and case studies

Who will benefit from this course?

Managing agents, trustees, owners and occupiers in community schemes


Auren Freitas dos Santos obtained his LLB from the University of North West and his LLM from ISDE in Madrid, Spain before being admitted as an Attorney of the High Court. After focusing on labour law early in his career, he went on to become the Legal Compliance Officer for one of the largest real estate groups in South Africa. It is here that he gained insight into, and experience in, both the practical and legal aspects of community scheme management – experience he later put to great use in his position as Paddocks’ principal legal consultant. In 2016, Auren founded The Advisory, where his past experience in both labour law and community schemes management serves him and his clients well as he serves as director and heads up the consulting division.

How much?

R950 per person.


A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend the full course.

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that your registration is not complete until payment has been made.

One or two days before the course, we will send you the Zoom link. You will need to register and use a password to enter the virtual classroom.

Registrations close three days before the course starts.

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