This website privacy policy sets out how personal information will be processed by the Vumelana Advisory Fund (Vumelana) and applies to any information, including personal and special personal information, you give to Vumelana and that we record about you.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We manage the information collected through the website in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). Any personal information we ask you to provide will strictly be used in accordance with this policy.


When we use the terms ‘Vumelana’ or ‘us’ or our’ or ‘we’, they refer to the owner of the website. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of the website.


By submitting any personal information to Vumelana you provide consent to the processing of your personal information as set out in this policy.

Information we collect

Providing your personal information to us is voluntary, however please be aware that we will not be able to keep you informed about news and important developments concerning land reform in South Africa without collecting your personal data. Such collected personal data will only be used as set out in this Privacy Policy and/or as specified in our cookies policy

Terms and Conditions of use

We may collect and process the following data:

Information you give us

This includes basic identification and contact information, such as your name and contact details, including your e-mail address, that you provide to us directly when you subscribe to the Vumelana Alerts, by filling in forms on our website, by posting comments or content on our social media pages, when you register for an event or when you correspond with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise.

Information we collect about you

This information may include information about your visit to our website, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our office.

Information we receive from third parties

This includes data about you that is publicly available and we combine that with the information we have collected or received about you in in other ways.

How we may use your personal data

Personal information will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected.

This includes:

  • communication – to provide you with information you requested, including the Vumelana Alerts, invitations to Vumelana events and confirming, verifying and updating details
  • support – to provide you with support, subject to eligibility, and at Vumelana’s discretion
  • administration – to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • legal – to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or when it is otherwise allowed by law.

We may combine information we receive from third parties with information you give to us and information we collect about you.

How we share the information we collect and receive

We don’t sell your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes.

We may share information with:

  • third party service providers or companies that provide services to us (we have agreements in place to ensure compliance with confidentiality and privacy conditions);
  • other parties in response to legal process or when necessary to conduct or protect our legal rights.
Retention of personal information

We will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy or to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

If you’d like us to delete provided data sooner, please contact us at and we will respond in a reasonable time.

Our commitment to security

The security of your personal information is important to us. While we strive to use acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. However, we do employ a number of safeguards intended to mitigate the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure of your information.

We will do our best to protect your personal information by continuously reviewing our security controls and processes to ensure that personal information is secure. We will always comply with POPIA.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites to which this privacy policy does not apply. We cannot take responsibility for the privacy policies of the sites to which we provide links. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this policy

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page, so please check it regularly.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know by contacting Vumelana via e-mail at

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