All information you need to confidently decide how long to store your data in South Africa. The South Africa data retention schedule is up to date and updated frequently. Combine various country schedules to establish your global data retention schedule. All in a handy Excel format. This way, you can adjust, add or export elements to share with your IT or business. Also, you will be able to combine different country schedules. For example, you could merge all ‘accounts and legal records’ data retention periods from your country schedules into one Excel.
The South Africa data retention schedule includes amongst other things the following data retention periods:
- Accounts and legal
- Health and safety
- Financial services industry
- Construction service industry
- Healthcare services industry
- Mining industry
- Oil and gas industry
- Professional services industry
- Retail industry
- Personal data and privacy
If you buy the South Africa data retention schedule you will be able to download the retention directly and again if you ever misplace it.
Background on the South Africa data retention schedule
In South Africa, it is key to get control over your data to comply with applicable laws. South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 lays down the principles of handling data. It is more important than ever to know which data to retain, and for how long and which data to delete. Especially since South Africa requires the storage of certain data categories for surprisingly deviating periods than you may expect.
The filerskeepers South Africa data retention schedule contains:
- Over 850 South African data retention periods relevant to your company
- Information about who should keep what data, for which time period, starting when, it is a maximum or minimum period
- All with a legal reference and a link to the official legal source
- Printer friendly format, designed for A4 printing
Need frequent updates? Turn it into a subscription!
Retention laws are always changing. If you want to receive and enjoy updates to the schedule, we recommend our South Africa data retention subscription. filerskeepers country subscriptions allow you access to all subsequent updates in addition. You will receive notification of updates, which will be available for download directly.
If you need more than only the South Africa data retention schedule
If you are active in more countries than South Africa, we recommend our Unlimited subscription. With Unlimited, you will receive access to all currently published retention schedules, and all new ones as well! If you are curious as to which countries we are planning to publish next, please see our roadmap. For more information about our one-off schedules and subscription models please see pricing.
About our retention schedules
filerskeepers helps companies decide which retention period to choose per system or document category. We provide our customers with insight into the legal maximum and minimum retention periods for each country relevant to them. This helps companies to justify why they are storing data and for how long.
filerskeepers believes that companies should be able to know all retention periods that apply to them. It is our goal to make sure you will be up to date about the latest data retention periods. At any time. We help you with the information you need to confidently decide how long to store your data. Globally. In a way that allows you to actually implement retention periods into your IT-systems. That is why we were very happy when the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) wrote a wonderful article about our ambitions. You can read it here.