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Africa Business In Brief

issue 326 | 14 Oct 2019

issue 326
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Ugandan High Court sets guidelines for mortgagees exercising their right of sale of mortgaged property

African regulatory and business intelligence

08 Oct 2019
BY Phillip Karugaba AND Anita Kenyangi

A recent Ugandan High Court decision has set out good practice requirements for a mortgagee in exercising their right to sell mortgaged land upon default by a mortgagor.
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Section 200B of the Labour Relations Act: The Labour Appeal Court’s interpretation

employment

08 Oct 2019
BY Siphamandla Dube

One of the important amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”) which came into effect on 1 January 2015 was the insertion of section 200B into the LRA. Section 200B of the LRA provides that:
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Why a comprehensive Incident Response Plan is worth the hack

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

08 Oct 2019
BY Ridwaan Boda , Era Gunning AND Nicole Gabryk

South Africa has seen a massive spike in cyber-attacks in recent years, with a 22% increase in the first quarter of 2019 alone (according to Kaspersky Lab, a global security company).
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“Internet Censorship Bill” signed into law

08 Oct 2019
BY Wilmari Strachan AND Jessica Steele

On 2 October 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Films and Publications Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) into law.
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ENSafrica facilitates the launch of Franklin Templeton hedge funds in South Africa

banking and finance

08 Oct 2019
BY Jessica Blumenthal

Previously, foreign funds utilising leverage as an investment strategy were not permitted to solicit investment in South Africa.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 325 | 07 Oct 2019

issue 325
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tax in brief | issue 36

01 Oct 2019

tax in brief | issue 36
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tax treatment of capitalisation of interest in Rwanda

tax

30 Sep 2019
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo

Financing transactions often involve the capitalisation of interest, i.e. adding unpaid interest to the principal loan amount, which increases the principal amount on which interest subsequently accrues.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 324 | 30 Sep 2019

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Zambia sales tax abandoned

tax

30 Sep 2019

The Zambian Minister of Finance in his 2020 Budget Speech of Friday, 27 September 2019, announced that the government is abandoning its plans to replace value added tax (“VAT”) with sales tax.
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Health Market Inquiry - presentation of the final findings and recommendations

competition/anti-trust

30 Sep 2019

The Health Market Inquiry (“HMI”) today released its final findings and recommendations pursuant to its almost six year long investigation into the healthcare industry.
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Patents – weird and wonderful!

intellectual property (IP)

27 Sep 2019
BY Hugo Biermann

A recent article entitled Why Are There So Many Weird Tech Patents? by Rose Eveleth has an interesting take on patents. It suggests that the conventional wisdom behind the patent system is only half the story.
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ARB, not staying soft

intellectual property (IP)

26 Sep 2019
BY Gaelyn Scott

It has became increasingly common for brand owners to take trade mark-style disputes to the ASA rather than to the courts, given that the ASA is both cheaper and quicker.
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Trade marks: if there’s no room at the inn, isn’t it time for a different approach?

intellectual property (IP)

26 Sep 2019
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy

Brand owners know it. Brand creation firms know it. Trade mark professionals know it. So isn’t it time we started talking about it? Better still, started doing something about it?
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