Privacy Statement - Municipal Capability & Partnership Programme

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This Privacy Statement will inform you what the Municipal Capability & Partnership Programme (MCPP), and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) (together referred to as the ‘MCPP team’) will do with the Personal Information it collects from you. It also indicates your rights as a data subject. The MCPP was initiated and is spearheaded by Anglo American, emanating from a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) to strengthen municipal governance capability.

Application of this Privacy Statement:
  • This Privacy Statement will apply to the MCPP team and the Personal Information supplied by you. It includes any processing or further processing of the Personal Information by any Operators duly appointed by the MCPP team;
  • The MCPP team will require explicit consent from data subjects to continue utilising this website, until such consent is provided ,you will not be able to complete the Contact Us form.

Purpose for the collection:
  • To allow you to complete the Contact Us Form;
  • To make contact with you and attending to your or the MCPP team’s enquiries and requests;
  • For research and statistical analysis purposes, including data analysis;
  • For pursuing and protecting your and/or the CSIR’s legitimate interest, or that of a third party to whom the Personal Information is supplied;
  • To perform internal operations, including administrative duties like maintaining, storing and reporting on the requests received to any regulatory bodies and internally to management.

Implications of withholding consent or Personal Information
  • The MCPP team requires your Personal Information for the purposes indicated above, and your explicit consent is mandatory to process the aforementioned Personal Information;
  • Should you elect to withhold consent for the MCPP team to process your Personal Information, then the MCPP team will be unable to engage with you and/or enter into any subsequent working relationship with you.

Storage, retention and destruction of information
  • Your Personal Information will be stored electronically in a centralised database, which, for operational reasons, will be accessible on a need to know and business basis;
  • The MCPP team undertakes to conduct regular audits regarding the safety and security of your Personal Information;
  • Once the Personal Information is no longer required because the purpose for which it was held has expired, your Personal Information will be safely and securely archived for the requisite and prescribed retention periods as required by the law. On expiration of this retention period, the MCPP team will permanently destroy your Personal Information or send it to approved external storage facilities that are PoPIA compliant, as the case may be.

Access by others and cross border transfers
  • The MCPP team may have to disclose your Personal Information to other parties (e.g. Anglo American, Anglo Operations, CSIR, Thungela Resources), including potential staff members that will participate in MCPP, auditors, regulatory bodies, and/or government officials. The MCPP team will always ensure that there is a legitimate reason for such disclosure and that your Personal Information is handled with strict confidentiality and data security conditions;
  • Your Personal Information will not be transferred across the borders of South Africa.

Right to object and complaints
  • You are encouraged to make immediate contact with the Privacy Office at any time if you are not comfortable or satisfied with the manner in which the MCPP team is processing your Personal Information. On receipt of your objection, the Privacy Office will place a hold on any further processing until the cause of the objection has been resolved. If you are still not satisfied with such process, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Regulator at

Accuracy of information and responsibility
  • Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) requires that all your Personal Information and related details, as supplied are complete, accurate and up-to-date. It will be your responsibility to advise the Privacy Office (cc: of any changes to the Personal Information, as and when these may occur.

Access to the information by the Data Subject
  • You have the right at any time to ask the MCPP team to provide you with the details of the Personal Information which the MCPP team holds on your behalf; and/or the purpose for which it has been used, provided that such request is made using the standard Section 14 CSIR PAIA process, which can be accessed by downloading and completing the standard request for information form, housed under the CSIR’s Section 14 PAIA Manual which can be found on the CSIR’s website at

Declaration and informed consent
  • You confirm that the Personal Information, provided to the MCPP team is accurate, up-to-date, not misleading and is complete in all respects, save where same may change and then in such event, you undertake to advise the MCPP team of these changes.
  • In providing the required Personal Information to the MCPP team, you consent and give the MCPP team permission to process and further process your Personal Information as and where required and acknowledge that you understand the purposes for which the Personal Information is required and for which it will be used.

For further information, contact:
CSIR Privacy Office
MCPP team
Contact Number
012 842 7235
Physical Address:
CSIR Privacy Office, Building 23
Meiring Naudé Road
South Africa
Postal Address:
CSIR Privacy Office
PO Box 395
Pretoria 0001
South Africa
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