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Africa Business In Brief

issue 542 | 21 Apr 2024

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Unfairly barred from employment because of a criminal record

18 Apr 2024
BY Nils Braatvedt , Kim Vova AND Lutho Zono

The Labour Court's recent ruling in O'Connor v LexisNexis highlights the pitfalls of discriminating solely based on a criminal record. It emphasises the need to assess each case individually and avoid automatic exclusion based on past convictions.
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Ethiopia revives its 2015 Transfer Pricing Directive

17 Apr 2024

The dormant 2015 Transfer Pricing Directive was recently renumbered and reissued by the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance as “Directive to Provide Rules on Transfer Pricing Directive No. 981/2024.”
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The enforceability of restraint of trade clauses in the current legal environment

16 Apr 2024
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Laurence Mort

In the case of Epic Outdoor Media Sales (Pty) Ltd v Terrance Paterson case, the High Court dealt with the enforceability of a restraint of trade clause in a contract of employment, addressing two contractual undertakings.
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Constitutional Court judgment for Capitec Bank confirms important VAT principles

16 Apr 2024
BY Seelan Moonsamy , Charles de Wet AND Riëtte Lombard

The Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of Capitec Bank Limited in a key tax law case, overturning the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision and highlighting the importance of the CC's judgment in shaping tax law.
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Corporate Blue Bonds: a first in Africa

16 Apr 2024
BY Jordan Maze , Wayne Rukero , Thameena Ganey AND Azariah Alexander

Alongside the rise of sustainable finance, 'blue bonds,' a subset of green bonds, are gaining traction. These bonds serve equal importance in terms of sustainability targets.
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Tax in brief | issue 119

16 Apr 2024

Issue 119 of ENS' tax in brief, a snapshot of the latest tax developments in South Africa.
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ENSign Podcast: navigating injunctions in Ghana

16 Apr 2024
BY David Adu-Tutu Jr AND David A Asiedu
In the latest ENSign podcast, the team from Ghana discusses injunctions in litigation and break down what they really are.

Michael Tucker appointed as ENS Head of Shipping, Ports and Logistics practice

15 Apr 2024

Michael, a seasoned shipping & admiralty lawyer, with a focus on liability and defence disputes and marine insurance, has served as a trusted advisor to shipowners and operators, P&I clubs, local fishing groups, mortgagees and more for over 29 years.
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Exciting administrative changes in Ghana’s Industrial Property Office

15 Apr 2024
BY Patricia Jane Mumuni AND Essie Anno

At a recent stakeholder workshop organised by the Ghana Industrial Property Office, the governmental agency which manages and promotes intellectual property rights in Ghana, several upcoming changes to its administrative system were announced.
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Africa Tax in Brief

15 Apr 2024
BY Celia Becker

The latest tax news and developments across Africa.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 541 | 14 Apr 2024

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ENS named Southern/East Africa Projects Team of the Year at the IFLR Africa Awards 2024

13 Apr 2024

This recognition reflects ENS’ Project Development and Project Finance teams' capabilities and innovative approach in managing complex, high-profile regional matters on the continent.
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ENS wins 3 awards at the Managing IP Awards EMEA 2024

12 Apr 2024

ENS’ IP practice emerged as leaders in the field of intellectual property, securing two significant firm awards and an individual honour at the MIP Awards EMEA 2024.
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Celebrities, major brands and Intellectual Property

11 Apr 2024
BY Dr. Bernard Dippenaar

In this article, we’ll discuss a number of recent IP cases dealing with well-known personalities and/or prominent brands, exploring the fascinating intersections between fame, creativity and legal protection.
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THE UK Supermarket Wars: Lidl v Tesco

11 Apr 2024
BY Gaelyn Scott

A recent UK Court of Appeal judgment, Lidl v Tesco, has enjoyed considerable attention in the media and this article discusses some noteworthy aspects about the case.
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Investing in Africa | Africa's data protection landscape: Legislation, enforcement, and best practices

04 Apr 2024
BY Celia Becker , Era Gunning , Patricia Jane Mumuni , Rehema Nakirya Ssemyalo AND Ayesha Rambajun
Experience the pulse of Africa's data protection revolution in the legal realm. Dig deep into legal nuances, compliance strategies, and breach repercussions with our experts from South Africa, Mauritius, Ghana, and Uganda in our engaging webinar.
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Business Law Focus | SA Mining in the spotlight

19 Mar 2024
BY Otsile Matlou AND Ntsiki Adonisi
Exploring the impact of the MPRDA in South African mining, Ntsiki Adonisi and Otsile Matlou recently joined Business Law Focus for an insightful discussion on its goals, successes, and challenges spanning the past two decades.
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Webinar | Budget Speech 2024 | Restoring Trust

22 Feb 2024
BY Jenny Klein , Mansoor Parker AND Charles de Wet
Can South Africa's Budget Speech navigate SA's economic storm? Watch our expert panel dissect its promises and potential impact now on businesses and the nation.
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Green Bonds - What you need to know

08 Feb 2024
BY Jordan Maze
Embracing innovative financial instruments, such as green bonds, is pivotal to the mining industry achieving its ESG goals. Jordan Maze explores the how, what, and why of greenbonds, a key element of transitionfinance.
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Pop-up webinar | Degrees of Truth: fraudulent qualifications

08 Feb 2024
BY Peter le Roux , Suad Jacobs , Lauren Salt , Prencess Mohlahlo AND Gabi Mailula
South Africa's job market is riddled with misrepresented qualifications, putting your business at risk. Join our expert panel as they dissect this critical issue.
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Webinar | Failure To Prevent Corrupt Activities Offence

29 Jan 2024
BY Adrian Roux AND Wim Steyn
Newly enacted law redefines corporate responsibility in SA's fight against corruption. Watch Adrian Roux & Wim Steyn for expert insights on compliance strategies & mitigating legal risks.
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ENSign | AI in Financial Services - A Data Privacy Perspective

28 Jan 2024
BY Ridwaan Boda AND Era Gunning
This Data Privacy Day, Era and Ridwaan unveil the truth about AI in finance. Learn from real stories, gain practical solutions, & embrace the future responsibly.
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ENSign | Tax Audit Pitfalls to avoid in Ghana

12 Dec 2023
BY Cletus Danliar Banseh AND David A Asiedu
Tune in as we break down the essential guide to navigating tax audits in Ghana. In this episode, we highlight specific pitfalls to steer clear of, providing actionable insights to protect the financial standing of your business.
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Property video series | The conveyancing process

05 Dec 2023
Navigate the complexities of the conveyancing process and pave the way to South African homeownership with this comprehensive guide. This video expertly guides you from purchase to registration, ensuring a seamless and compliant transition.
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Investing in Africa | Kenya’s legal amendments spark investment interest

01 Dec 2023
BY Celia Becker , Mahesh Acharya , Faith Chebet , Anthony Gakuru , Dennis Gathara AND George Muthee
Dive into Kenya's business dynamics with our experts as they dissect recent amendments in data privacy, employment, and tax laws, shaping the landscape for foreign investment.
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Podcast | Business Law Focus | M&A and private equity trends to watch in 2024

30 Nov 2023
BY Doron Joffe
Discover the pulse of SA's business landscape as we look into M&A, private equity, and deal-making with Doron Joffe and Julius Oosthuizen. Gain insights into trends, challenges, and opportunities, and a sneak peek into 2024's outlook.
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ENSign Podcast | Beyond Borders: The relevance of ESG in Africa

28 Nov 2023
BY Celia Becker , James Brand AND Jessica Blumenthal
This podcast is led by our Africa Regulatory and Business Intelligence Executive, Celia Becker, who chats to ENS' ESG specialists about the relevance of ESG in Africa, especially as COP28 lies ahead.

Property Law series | The elements of a sale agreement

07 Nov 2023
BY Raeesa Seedat
Welcome to the first video of our property law series, where we explore key insights for sellers and buyers on sales agreements. Click the video below for a crash course on a sale agreement’s purpose, prerequisites, and essential legal aspects.
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Webinar | IP in the era of metaverses, AI and NFTs

31 Oct 2023
BY Waldo Steyn
Learn how metaverses, generative AI, and NFTs are changing IP in the metaverse era. Join our thought-provoking discussion on how businesses can use IP to succeed in this new tecnológica age.
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